Senior Tech Correspondent Marty Hess joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adamsas he filled them in on the return of virtual reality and Facebook’s purchase of Oculus VR and what that means for the social media giant’s plans for expanding into the world of entertainment media.
Along with our senior tech correspondent Marty Hess, the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams spoke with Phil Tibitoski, CEO of Young Horses a Chicago-based video game development company that is releasing their first big game this year, Octodad. They discussed how the Midwest supports the gaming industry and also the inevitable robot takeover!
Morning Amp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams discusses the future of robotics. After the announcement that Google purchased the London based artificial intelligence company DeepMind for $500M, they try to figure out the positive and negative reproductions this will have on our society.
Brian and Molly spiral into a deeper conversation about the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which is the part of the Bill of Rights that prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause.
Every January, tech companies gather in Las Vegas to show off their wares at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The show has been criticized in recent years for being all flash and no substance, with many companies taking the opportunity to show off impractical or theoretical technology in the hopes of scoring big headlines. Senior Tech Correspondent Marty Hess joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams live in the studio this morning as he wades through the style and substance to let you know what matters.
Keisha Howard is founder of Sugar Gamers a community that aims to encourage women’s involvement in video gaming, tech, and geek culture. She stopped by the studio to talk with Luis about how she became a geek, what she thinks about the objectification of female characters in geek culture, and her favorite game of all time.
Chicago Public Media HR team member George Lara and Veronica Arreola, blogger for Feminista and head of UIC’s Women’s Research Center, join the Council of Feminist Thought to talk tech. A Twitter brouhaha at the PyCon tech conference in California earlier this month has captured the ways online interaction heightens sexism and racism in the male-dominated tech world.
George has the backstory and the council discusses what’s appropriate to discuss online regarding work. Caller Arich from Andersonville shares his thoughts as a man in the field.
In this installment of Practically Speaking, we talk about localism and entrepreneurship in communities of color.
First, host Audra Wilson sits down with Stephanie Hart, owner of Brown Sugar Bakery in Chicago’s Chatham/Grand Crossing area. Ms. Hart talks about her struggle to build her business in an area that is underserved by banks… and why she stays.
Then Audra speaks with Emile Cambry, one of the founders of Cibola, a creative entrepreneurship incubator in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. They are helping to build the city’s next generation of business owners and tech entrepreneurs of color.
Last, we hear about the seldom-discussed history and significance of African-American names.
Catch fresh episodes of Practically Speaking Saturdays at 1pm CST on Vocalo.org (89.5fm and 90.7fm in Chicago), with a rebroadcast Fridays at 11am.