Ethereum outshines BitCoin, Aussie AI develops dementia for good: Vertical Hold Ep 327
What’s the tech behind BitCoin’s booming rivals like Ethereum? What are ‘smart contracts’? Why would you build an AI bot and give it dementia? Guests Access Informatics’ Peter Marks and Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe
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This week, we’ve transitioned into being a full on CoinBros investment podcast… no, not really. Calm down. But with Ethereum making headlines and claims around more efficient energy usage and the possibility of advanced blockchain based programming, we dip our heads into the world of Cryptocurrency, with Peter Marks as our guide. We even invent a few new cryptocoins along the way!
Meanwhile, right here in Australia, AI bots are being developed. OK, that’s not actually “new”, but what is new this week is a world’s first bit of AI development, namely a bot with dementia.
This is for a good reason — Ted is a bot with dementia designed for training purposes, and Alex chats to Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe about how an AI Bot can improve the quality of care for the large number of Australians with a dementia diagnosis.