TRC #672: Are Fingerprints Really Unique? + What’s A Buttload? + Why AI Researchers Don’t Quit

Cristina kicks off the show with a deep dive into the history of forensic fingerprinting and challenges a commonly accepted notion that no two fingerprints are alike. Adam brings us a buttload of a segment when he probes into the origin and meaning of the term. Darren rounds out the show with an always fascinating look into the world of AI, specifically why given extinction concerns, AI researchers don’t quit.

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Are Fingerprints Really Unique?

Fingerprint – Wikipedia.

The Myth of Fingerprints | Science| Smithsonian Magazine

Fingerprints not reliable evidence, report says | School of Social Ecology

Adam Ruins Everything – Why Fingerprinting Is Flawed

The Fingerprint System – NY DCJS

Fingerprints Are Not a Gold Standard.

To Catch a Thief: The Psychology of Fingerprints

Henry Classification System – Wikipedia.

What’s A Buttload?

Wiktionary – buttload

What is the Difference Between a Donkey, a Mule and an Ass? – Animal Wised

Short ton – Wikipedia

Why AI Researchers Don’t Quit

Given Extinction Worries, Why Don’t AI Researchers Quit? Well, Several Reasons | by Daniel Eth | Jun, 2023 | Medium

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