TECH VISIONARIES have announced a new non-profit artificial intelligence startup. The goal, apparently, is to make sure the first AI is “good”. This is an interesting development, considering that one of the founders has called building an AI “summoning the demon.”
THE TITLE of this week’s show is a reference to an exchange this week on QVC about whether the Moon is a planet or a star. Closer to home, we discuss Russia, ISIS, a third gender, and a flap 60 years ago, when the United States tracked a pair of “natural” satellites that suddenly appeared on radar in low earth orbit over the equator.
SOMETHING HAS changed in the last couple of years, and it feels as though we in the United States are on the downward side of a spiritual tipping point.
NEWS REPORTS from Iraq depict ISIS as a brutal terror organization that may force the American military to return. But until recently, the US government was sending money and weapons to these guys to help them fight the government of Syria. What in the world is going on over there?
ALGERIAN SPECIAL forces stormed a natural gas plant in the Sahara Desert Sunday, ending a hostage situation that reportedly claimed over 80 lives, including those of the 32 militants who attacked… Read more »