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Learning to Chat Again, and Psychedelics for Mental Health

Hello! Hope you are safe and healthy. Cathi Bond and Nora Young connect over video chat for another ep.

Nora talks about this great Guardian article by Rhik Samadder on how we've lost the art of small talk in our socially isolated pods, and why the pandemic-imposed isolation has just sped up our tech-driven communication problems.

Cathi talks about this article on the therapeutic uses for psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, in treating depression. 

Thanks for listening, and be well!

 

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Robotic Health Care and AI Musicians

This time on our remote podcast, Cathi Bond talks about Boston Dynamics' work to bring robotics into front line health care. Nora Young talks about Jukebox, Open AI's neural net that aims to create pop songs in the style of popular artists. She also mentions Spark's coverage of the impact of Spotify on music. [iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/14816423/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/237069" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Download MP3