Science and Technology Guests on Late Night, Week of March 12

2018 continues to be a year of thin gruel for science and technology guests on the late night programs.  This past week shows as much since the top guest was Alicia Vikander, who plays archaeologist/adventurer Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider film.  She was on both Live with Kelly and Ryan and The Tonight Show on March 14 and on The Late Late Show on March 15.

A close second was Alan Cumming, who is the lead in a new CBS crime procedural Instinct.  He plays a professor who studies psychopathic behavior.  He was on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Live with Kelly and Ryan on March 13.  Instinct premieres in the U.S. tonight.

When waiting for more content, check out the series The Daily Show ran on artificial intelligence the week of March 5.  The week started with an overview on recent developments in robots and artificial intelligence before diving into pieces on sex robots (arguably NSFW), the use of AI and robots in the law, and facial recognition software.  The show also tackled yet another instance of so-called smart speakers like Alexa acting up, the dubious connection between guns and video game violence, and recent research on the dangers of vaping (with some Uber protests thrown in).

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