This week, Editor-in-Chief Elliot Williams and Kristina Panos have much in the way of Hackaday news — the Op Amp Challenge is about halfway over, and there are roughly three weeks left in the Assistive Tech challenge of the 2023 Hackaday Prize. Show us what you’ve got on the analog front, and then see what you can do to help people with disabilities to live better lives!
Kristina is still striking out on What’s That Sound, which this week honestly sounded much more horrendous and mechanical than the thing it actually is. Then it’s on to the hacks, beginning with the we-told-you-so that even Google believes that open source AI will out-compete both Google’s own AI and the questionably-named OpenAI.
From there we take a look at a light-up breadboard, listen to some magnetite music, and look inside a pair of smart sunglasses. Finally, we talk cars, beginning with the bleeding edge of driver-less. Then we go back in time to discuss in-vehicle record players of the late 1950s.
Check out the links below if you want to follow along, and as always, tell us what you think about this episode in the comments!
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Episode 218 Show Notes:
What’s that Sound?
- Congratulations to [Rick] who correctly guessed that the sound was a coffee percolator! You win exactly one Hackaday Podcast t-shirt.
- As promised, the classic Folgers Christmas commercial.
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- Leaked Internal Google Document Claims Open Source AI Will Outcompete Google And OpenAI
- Op-Amp Challenge: Light Up Breadboard Shows Us The Signals
- Clever Optics Make Clock’s Digits Float In Space
- Hackaday Prize 2023: The Realities Of The Homework Machine
- The Forgotten Rescue Of The Salyut 7 Space Station
- Easter’s Over, But You Can Still Dye Keycaps
- Elliot’s Picks:
- Kristina’s Picks:
7 thoughts on “Hackaday Podcast 218: Open Source AI, The Rescue Of Salyut 7, The Homework Machine”
What threw me off with the percolator sound is that it was too fast and consistent. The percolators I’ve used had a significant and random delay with the bubbling cycles, which is why I though it was something that was drawn back and forth by manual force like some rattling bow mechanism.
Re. standing in front of a self-driving car so it would notice a person: that’s not guaranteed – with example cases out in the wild where the AI just thought “There appears to be a person in the way, but they’re not supposed to be there, or this is a false inference, so this is not a situation I need to react to. I can just drive on.”. You risk the AI getting confused by circumstances or just not reacting appropriately even when it does perceive a person and… running you over. Would you stand in front of the car to stop it? Do you trust the programming enough? I wouldn’t, for at least the next 20 years.
Hi Guys – there is INDEED a movie called Salyut 7. It is in Russian with English subtitles. Even if the truth might be embellished a little (or a lot), it is a fantastic movie!!!!
Here is a link to it: https://www.amazon.com/Salyut-True-Story-Soviet-Apollo/dp/B0797LG3ST/ref=sr_1_1?crid=15W01IQP09QM6&keywords=salute+7&qid=1683925460&s=instant-video&sprefix=salute+7%2Cinstant-video%2C112&sr=1-1
Hey, sorry I keep spamming you, but the best I could do was find a trailer to the Salyut-7 movie. It gives you a sense of what the movie is about.
I found it!!!! Somehow it is on YouTube (for now): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQBMh4FR4Tg
Be sure to turn on the captions (English)
Thanks for the link!
I was hoping more for Andrei Tarkovsky than Michael Bay. This movie really _is_ Apollo 13 in Russian.
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