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.



Latest Episodes

#70: Command-F for Bigotry

March 18th, 2024 · 56 minutes

Alex and Kathy catch up on Google's Gemini, Photoshop's AI features, and the latest period technology.

#69: Microsoft is Daddy

December 10th, 2023 · 49 minutes

Immediately after Sammy A's firing but before his rehiring, Alex and Kathy got together to discuss what led up to the OpenAI bonanza and how it affects the future of ordinary humans who don't have podcasts about robots

#68: Tech Yak

October 31st, 2023 · 58 minutes

Alex talks AI, gatekeeping, and Digital Miyazaki with friend of the show and developer advocate Jay Miller.

#67: I Really Want a Tote Bag

September 21st, 2023 · 82 minutes

Alex gives Kathy a rundown of their cautious optimism for visionOS and how she's already creating a material, effective future by utilizing technology in her own unique way.

#66: Crystal Ball Calculator

August 16th, 2023 · 49 minutes

Kathy used ChatGPT, and Alex continues to use ChatGPT a lot more than they probably should.

(Recorded May 2023, when it was still the bird site.)

#65: Stop Playing With the Pope

August 8th, 2023 · 45 minutes

Kathy still hasn't used ChatGPT, but Alex remains optimistic about the bots.

(Recorded March 2023 in a pre-visionOS world!)

#64: Car Penguin Tiger

March 31st, 2023 · 43 minutes

#63: A Glass Cat

March 1st, 2023 · 47 minutes

With the help of a calculator panda, the business unicorn breaks her silence.

#62: Get Those Yums

January 30th, 2023 · 64 minutes

Alex and Kathy talked in December about Twitter. Hindsight sure is an interesting thing. They also celebrate no San Francisco Murder Bots, mourn the loss of the Mars Rover, and look forward to what might come next for the social Internet.

#61: The Human Version of Ninja Turtles

December 20th, 2022 · 54 minutes

Kathy and Alex share their squishy thoughts about the viral sensation of AI avatars, independent art, open-source software, and the late great turtles.