On this hour of Modern Notion Daily, we talk to the two sides of the Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence poker tournament. First, we talk to Tuomas Sandholm, professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. Sandholm designed the poker-playing computer program, known as Claudico. Then we talk to Jason Les, one of the four poker pros who competed against Claudico. Les and Sandholm disagree about whether or not the humans earned a clear victory. We also talk to contributing editor Mark Hay about the pseudo-science practiced by Sylvester Stallone’s mother: rumpology.

Music this hour:

  • “Poker Face” by Glee Cast
  • “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot
  • Quasi Motion” by Kevin MacLeod, from the album Global Sampler