Glenn Beck: Spotlight on Science - Artificial Intelligence

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Google and NASA are throwing their weight behind a new school for futurists in Silicon Valley to prepare scientists for an era when machines are more clever than people. This is something that over a year ago with Ray Kurzweil we spoke about on this program, and again I said this is great stuff, but let's think this one through. Are we the people that can handle that kind of stuff? I mean, I'm not a scientist. I've got somebody -- I've got a Bible on my bedstand, and I read it from time to time. So what do I know about scientists? I don't believe in dinosaurs.

I've always thought that creating computers that are smarter than us -- maybe it's just me -- not really a good idea. You know what I mean? I mean, if they figured a way, you know, figured out a way around the whole control/alt/delete thing, you think maybe they would be like, you're not going to shut me down; I'm smarter than you, clown. The new institution known as Singularity University is to be headed by Ray Kurzweil whose predictions about the exponential pace of technological change have made him a controversial figure in technological circles, NASA's backing demonstrates the growing mainstream acceptance of Mr. Kurzweil's views which include a claim that before the middle of the century artificial intelligence will outstrip human beings, you are ushering in a new era of civilization. By the way, Ray Kurzweil, I have watched this man for a very long time. Took me 10 years to finally get an interview with I am had. I finally got one. Within the last 12 months he told me by 2050 there will be no death. I thought that was pretty good until I realized what he meant by that is you'll just download your personality into a computer, so you'll live forever. Okay, Ray, thanks. That sounds a little spooky.

I mean, I like him and everything, but if we really want to speed this technology up -- I'm sorry, that was just common sense Glenn speaking there for a second. I'm probably getting closer to my Bible. Wasn't thinking of all the benefits of having artificial technology that could kill all of us. We'll save 40% of our energy bills. The Singularity University will offer courses in biotechnology, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence. The so-called singularity is a theorized period of rapid technological process in the near future. We are close to the singularity, gang, and that's when the black hole eats us.

Proponents say that during the singularity machines will be able to improve themselves using artificial intelligence and that smarter than human computers will solve problems including energy, climate change, hanger. I'll tell you how area they going to solve hunger. They're going to kill us all! I'm sorry, I'm sorry again. That was just me and my Bible. Nothing wrong with computers that can fix themselves and solve the world hunger. That's a good thing.

School is backed by Larry Page, Google co-founder. Not only Google, wasn't he just in meetings with the president recently? I love this connection with the government and stuff. Peter Diamandis, chief executive of XPRIZE, an organization which provides grants to support technological change. "We're anchoring the university in what is in the lab today with an understanding of what's in the realm of possibility in tomorrow. The day before something is truly a breakthrough, it's a crazy idea." By the way, this is from the vice chancellor.

Again, I'm not a scientist but I think we should stop with the computer czar. That's a bad thing. And chancellor? Wasn't Hitler a chancellor? Wasn't the bad guy in "Star Wars," isn't he a chancellor? I mean, he was the evil emperor and nobody saw that coming but, you know, don't listen to me. I'm just somebody who's polishing up my gun later on tonight.

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The far left is tearing apart the social fabric of our country in the name of "progress." From its emphasis on government dependency, to the $15 minimum wage, to the embrace of Marxist Critical Race Theory in our schools, the Left is destroying our culture and way of life.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck spoke with Christopher Rufo, director of the Center on Wealth and Poverty, about the latest insane example of the Marxist lies destroying the minds of our kids: A New York school sent parents a "white identities" chart advocating for "white traitors" and "white abolitionists."

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There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

Finally, Glenn hears from a parent who tragically lost his teen son, who took his own life due to COVID isolation. He has a powerful message for parents, teachers, and politicians who he says are failing our kids.

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With as much gas and oil as Texas has — and not to mention its own power grid — why in the world is Texas experiencing such bad power outages?

Center for Industrial Progress president and founder Alex Epstein joined "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" to lay out what he's found.

Alex said he believes the "fundamental" problem is "the insistence on using unreliable wind and solar energy instead of reliable energy from coal, nuclear, and natural gas." And soon, it may not be just Texas, as President Joe Biden pushes for 100% dependency on green energy nationwide. THAT is the "real lesson of Texas," he warned.

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Disney actress Gina Carano was just the latest to be canceled for being vocally conservative — this time for making a Holocaust comparison. But on this week's episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," renowned Jewish historian Edwin Black explains how Gina's comparison wasn't exactly out of line: The second phase of the Holocaust, exclusion, "is like cancel culture."

Edwin Black is the son of Holocaust survivors and an investigative journalist with awards and best-selling books translated into 20 languages in nearly 200 countries. His book "IBM and the Holocaust" examines high tech's role in killing Jews during the Holocaust and what it can teach us about the dangers of Big Tech today.

Edwin has spent enough time in the media to see all of its warts (there are a lot). And he's speaking out about it and its role in ignoring history at our nation's peril. He told Glenn he believes our culture and our history are being erased. Our ideals are being censored and our values are being mocked.

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