The Happiness Lab podcast

One of the benefits of having a 50-minute commute to work each morning is that I get to listen to great podcasts while driving through Fife, across the silvery Tay and into Dundee.

The latest series I’ve completed is the first season of The Happiness Lab with Dr Laurie Santos.

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San Francisco 49ers are through to the conference championships

One of the surprising things about going through a separation and divorce over the last three to four years is rediscovering interests that I had forgotten about. Two of these have been cricket and American football and in particular the San Francisco 49ers.

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Sunspring—a sci-fi film script written by AI

What if you were to feed a long short-term memory (LSTM) recurrent neural network (essentially, a deep-learning artificial intelligence engine) a bunch of science fiction screenplays and set it to work writing an original screenplay.

Then what if you gathered a cast and crew for one day and attempted to film the result.

The result is Sunspring (2016). It is a thing of beauty. You can read the script at docdroid. And watch it on YouTube.

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