Episode 76 - Bitcoin and Google Invade Politics
Politicians and bureaucrats in the US are talking about Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency after Facebook announces that they’ll get in the game - including a Trump tweet. Some people are sending Bitcoin through the radio waves to prepare for an extreme scenario. Googlers clearly want to elect a democrat in 2020 - and this is affecting their product decisions. Researchers say an AI is learning science - but Max and Aaron break down what this really means.
Plus - find out about Max’s new job!
Trump Via Twitter: I am not a fan of Bitcoin Cyrpto, Libra
Business Insider: Trump tweets Bitcoin, Libra
WSJ: Bitcoin BackersWelcome Trump Attack
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says “just don’t do anything illegal”
Kevin McCarthy: I like bitcoin (Facebook Libra not so much)
Wired: The Cypherpunks tapping Bitcoin via Ham Radio
War Bonds are largely a WW1 product https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_bond
Crypto story from the past (Neil Stephenson): The Great Simoleon Caper
Project Veritas: Google Working to Elect a Democrat
New York Times: Trumps Social Media Summit
Fast Company found a bunch of Milquetoast Conservatives to take Google’s Side. Why do I characterize them in this way? The quote on Google is “They aren’t actually as bad as you think they are”.
Tensorflow’s Word2Vec (also from Google)
Joe Huffman: The Singularity is Near
Original Paper in Nature Magazine: Unsupervised word embeddings capture latent knowledge