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#155: Everything is an Assistant

June 14th, 2018 · 79 minutes

Andy and Flo wish they were playing outside, enjoying the new late afternoon sun. Instead, they're on this week's show, wondering aloud if there were ever a more precocious time than the one we're in now, where AI can be programmed to do nearly everything for us. The pair also discusses the latest soccer—er, football app controversy, and whether they'd ever feel comfortable riding around town in a self-driving Waymo vehicle (only if it's air-conditioned).

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