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Glenn: Robots Are the New Space Race – Here’s Why

Earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the leader when it comes to artificial intelligence will also “become the ruler of the world.”

Putin predicted that wars would eventually be fought by AI proxy, saying, “when one party’s drones are destroyed by drones of another, it will have no other choice but to surrender,” according to the Associated Press.

Glenn talked about the future of AI and why America needs to stay ahead in robot research on radio Tuesday. He compared Putin’s word of warning to President John F. Kennedy’s famous speech about why the U.S. sent a man to the moon.

“We choose to go to the moon,” Kennedy said on Sept. 12, 1962. “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard …”

In 2017, countries including the U.S., Russia and China are racing ahead in a different sphere: AI that will completely disrupt how our world works.

“The race now is on,” Glenn said. “This is what the world is racing to create: super intelligence that learns on its own, thinks in a completely alien way and has no human morality.”

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VOICE: We choose to go to the moon in this decay and do the other things, not because they're easy, but because they are hard.

GLENN: That was 55 years ago today. I don't know what it is with the date of 9/12, but we decided to go to the moon on 9/12. That speech happened in Houston.

Kennedy gave his famous, we choose to go to the moon, 12 years after Sputnik. We went from getting laughed at to landing men on the moon. October 4th, 1957, Soviet Union successfully launched what was called Sputnik into orbit. It was the first satellite.

Soviets were kicking our butt. Two months later, we tried to keep pace by launching the Vanguard TV3. It exploded on the launchpad. We were the laughingstock. But it was the Sputnik moment that changed everything. We realized that we had to roll up our sleeves and get to work.

And thus began the modern day space race. The races were already afoot. But space alone was -- was not really the objective, at least not with the Soviets.

Now, the space race is over. But there is a new objective. And this time, the space race -- the new space race is on AI. And I think the Sputnik moment has already occurred. The race is on now to be the first to build intelligent machines. The nation that develops AI, quote, will be the ruler of the world. And that's what Vladimir Putin said to a group of students last week in Russia.

This was his version of "we choose to go to the moon." Styles are a little bit different. Kennedy was at his inspirational best. Putin was classic Putin. Quote: When one party's drones are destroyed by drones of another, we will have no choice, but to surrender.

The race now is on, but not towards the heavens. What is it we're creating now?

Last year, the microchip maker Nvidia began testing their version of self-driving cars, but this car was different than the ones being tested by Google and Apple and Tesla. This car was not programmed by a computer. This car programmed itself. It learned to drive by watching a human drive, and then it wrote its own program.

It's the latest development that AI has and has all of its supporters excited. And all of its naysayers scared. It's called Deep Learning. And the problem is, is some of these systems are becoming so complex that the human creators don't even understand them anymore. Machines that are writing their own code and learning how to make decisions without being prompted to do so. Their style of reason and thought is completely alien to the researchers trying to figure it out. Trying to figure out what we created.

This is what the world is racing to create. Super intelligence that learns on its own, thinks in a completely alien way, and has no human morality.

With the way we're going with human morality right now, maybe that's a good thing. But the question is: The AI race is on. And Putin has just given his "go to the moon" speech. But 55 years from now, will history remember us as the winners or the losers of the AI race, no matter which side wins?

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Marxist Methods: Debunking the Left's LIES About Critical Race Theory

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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'They believe their job is to REMAKE your child': WSJ writer warns public schools may be LOST to woke trans activism

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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Is California ‘PURPOSEFULLY’ destroying this small business?

It seems like some politicians are purposefully trying to destroy the lives and dreams of certain Americans, specifically small business owners. Dave Foldes spoke to Glenn over six months ago after THIS audience raised thousands of dollars for his restaurant that refused to close: Cronies Sports Grill. Now, despite making progress in his administrative battle against LA, the city of Agoura Hills, California is coming for Cronies instead. And the reasoning is INSANE. But Foldes isn't giving up, and neither are his supporters. It's the ultimate David vs. Goliath showdown.

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Trans Activism Will End Your Parental Rights | Abigail Shrier | Ep 110

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it is incredibly dangerous. Just ask Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier. Her book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — just like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, Shrier argues it could end your parental rights for good. She is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy number one to the activists. Recently, the American Booksellers Association even called sending her book to others "a serious, violent incident." Abigail joins Glenn to lay out just how slippery this slope has proven to be and what we — conservatives and liberals — must do to protect our children.