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Roboism is a show mostly about robots. We are exploring how artificial intelligence, machine learning, and digital assistants are affecting our culture. Come explore the humanity behind the bots that are quickly becoming a part of every day life.

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#39: Plains, Trains, and Croissants

May 12th, 2021 · 47 minutes

This week, Kathy found a bread robot that learned more than its creators intended, and Alex brings good news about bots from the recent past.

#38: Triggering the Maestros

April 27th, 2021 · 50 minutes

This week, Kathy enlists some help from friends of the show to make Alex's Mac into a joyful robot.

#37: Capitalism With More Steps

April 13th, 2021 · 53 minutes

This week, Alex tries tries (emphasis on tries) to adequately explain NFTs.

#36: You Have a Patina

March 30th, 2021 · 83 minutes

This week Alex and Kathy get into the weeds of what makes algorithms frustrating, how the users shape their own social networks, and what the tweens are up to.

#35: Worse Than Ticket Master

March 2nd, 2021 · 64 minutes

This week, Kathy shares her experience with the current COVID-19 vaccine and healthcare bots, and Alex goes off brand and can't help but find a little bit of faith in humanity.

#34: You’re Going to Be So Uncomfortable

February 16th, 2021 · 42 minutes

Alex introduces Kathy Campbell, your new cohost and all around unicorn of a human. We learn her robot favorites, fears, and food goals.

#33: Sweaty Building

August 12th, 2019 · 32 minutes

Alex and Savannah discuss whether or not we need air-conditioning, business scarves, and personal temperature regulators.

#32: A Fool Full of Regret

June 27th, 2019 · 46 minutes

Alex and Savannah mourn the death of Jibo and other robotic friends, think about Tesla Homebrews, and continue to mull over the implications of the scoot scoot infestation.

#31: Set to Dude

May 2nd, 2019 · 31 minutes

Alex and Savannah discuss the gender identity of voice assistants LIVE at C2E2!

#30: Easier to Tax a Robot

April 10th, 2019 · 37 minutes

Alex and Savannah want robots to take everyone's jobs (no, seriously).