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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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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