The Amateur Society: Confirmation Bias

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Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 02/12, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com. These weekly meetings can be found on Spreaker, YouTube, and on iTunes via the Podcast app.

To a divided America it seems as if there is no longer any agreement on what happens from day to day let alone how it should be interpreted. Every event catalyzes multiple different sets of surrounding conclusions. We are living through a type of societal confirmation bias that is largely unprecedented. What is confirmation bias? How does it affect our thinking? Is there an effective way to understand and to escape its clutches? Will we ever move past this heightened phase, or is confirmation bias in this elevated form here to stay?

Join us for another engaging and informative conversation tonight at 8:00pm!

God bless,

Steven

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Podcast: The Amateur Society – What Is Artificial Intelligence? – 02.05.2018

AI

Tonight we turn to another buzzword from technology, artificial intelligence. What do we mean what we use the term artificial intelligence? What is an algorithm? What is the current state of affairs in the AI landscape? Where will future developments take us? What role do humans play in the process? Let’s break down this extremely complicated topic into terms that everyone can understand so that we can be more prepared to deal with the hyperbolic claims we come across on a regular basis.

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The Amateur Society: What Is Artificial Intelligence?

AI

Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 02/05, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com. These weekly meetings can be found on Spreaker, YouTube, and on iTunes via the Podcast app.

Tonight we turn to another buzzword from technology, artificial intelligence. What do we mean what we use the term artificial intelligence? What is an algorithm? What is the current state of affairs in the AI landscape? Where will future developments take us? What role do humans play in the process? Let’s break down this extremely complicated topic into terms that everyone can understand so that we can be more prepared to deal with the hyperbolic claims we come across on a regular basis.

Join us for another engaging and informative conversation tonight at 8:00pm!

God bless,

Steven

Podcast: On the Objective – Don’t Count Millennials Out Yet – Sam Johnston – 01.24.2018

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Join your host Steven Menking (The Amateur Society) as he welcomes Sam Johnston (The Sharpening Report) for his first appearance On the Objective. Sam details how he became the host of The Sharpening Report after taking over for noted author, speaker, and researcher Josh Peck. This episode discusses the millennial generation, the importance of thinking about ideas, and the crucial issue of growth. Enjoy this wide-ranging and thought provoking conversation between two Christian millennials!

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Podcast: The Amateur Society – Privacy, Blockchain, And Truth Bombs – 01.15.2018

Data-Protection

With the release of the latest Project Veritas revealing that direct messages on Twitter are captured by the company, the issue of privacy is being discussed once again. We have commented about the importance of transparency, but privacy is of equal if not greater importance. There are mechanisms that are both being built and currently available that claim to offer additional privacy. How effective are these measures? How does the blockchain fit in? What is the impact of various truth bombs on privacy? Will there be additional significant revelations in the weeks and months to come?

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Podcast: The Amateur Society – The Dawn Of 2018 – 01.08.2018

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In our first open call of 2018 we will begin by reviewing the mission, purpose, and philosophy of The Amateur Society for new amateurs! The remainder of the show will cover topics of interest and trends for 2018 that we expect to unfold throughout the year. Last year we made many predictions about events in a variety of arenas, but this year we will focus less on timelines and arbitrary benchmarks. Instead we will focus more on systems, processes, and key values that we see impacting both priorities and properties of impactful decisions. What this year has in store is anyone’s guess, but the smart money is on it being another wild ride.

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Steven Menking Covers Christianity And Cryptocurrencies On The Sharpening Report – 01.05.2018

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What is Bitcoin? What is cryptocurrency? Is it good or evil? Steven Menking comes on The Sharpening Report to discuss the basics of the crypto world, but more importantly, how Christians need to view this new found tool. You will actually understand how it all works after this show! Well.. most of it…