TRC #689: The Science of Dune’s Sandworms + AI Personal Assistants

Dune's Paul Atreides riding a large Sandworm Could the huge Sandworms in Frank Herbert’s Dune really exist? Adam looks at how scientifically plausible these odd creatures might be. In light of recent news about Open AI’s GPT-4o and Google’s Project Astra, Darren look at the latest advances in AI personal assistants, speculates where this could be leading and shares a passage from his book Uncontrollable on the topic.

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Is “Dune” A Perfect Movie? Neil deGrasse Tyson And Stephen Colbert Agree To Disagree – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Are the Sandworms of Dune Really Worms? – Slate

The science of Dune’s magnificent, merciless sandworms – Popular Science

How do the Dune sandworms move? – Science Fiction and Fantasy Stack Exchange

AI Personal Assistants:

Uncontrollable: The Threat of Artificial Superintelligence and the Race to Save the World

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