AI just evolved ahead of schedule, but are we ready?

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Mutation. It is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, normally taking thousands and thousands years, but every few hundred millennia evolution leaps forward.

Those obviously aren't my words… that was said by Professor X during the opening credit scene of the movie X-Men. But it popped into my head last night as the news from Google broke that their artificial intelligence arm - called Deep Mind - had just reached a "turning point in history." Deep Mind's AI algorithm, AlphaZero, is now showing human-like intuition. This is something that AI researchers have said is still years if not a decade away.

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Has evolution leapt forward? Maybe… but it's not human. AlphaZero is only a year old, and it began its learning process just like we do… at school. Its classroom was a chess program, and within just four hours it completely mastered the game. But here's the thing… it was never programmed on how to win... it taught itself. Chess programs have existed in the past, but their play is based on the calculation of outcomes using programmed strategies. AlphaZero on the other hand learned and created its own strategies. Its moves baffle human chess masters. Chess Grandmaster Matthew Sadler said:

It's like discovering the secret notebooks of some great player from the past.

The main reason AlphaZero's moves are so baffling is because its thinking is so unlike a human. It places quote "far less value on individual pieces… sacrificing its soldiers for a better position in the skirmish."

If this isn't kicking off warning lights inside AI laboratories we're in big trouble.

If this isn't kicking off warning lights inside AI laboratories we're in big trouble. What happens if AlphaZero is employed in the Department of Defense? Can you imagine that same strategy sending orders to our military? What about healthcare? A doctor would never think about sacrificing a patient… but a machine would. If those two scenarios sound outlandish, consider that both Russia and China are currently developing AI for military purposes. Do you think we're just going to sit that one out? And companies like Amazon and Google are developing AI to revolutionize healthcare. They are said to be just a few short years away.

Human level intuition and creativity in AI is indeed a turning point in history. It's the first step towards Artificial General Intelligence. We may ultimately look back on this development as the date when everything changed. Professor X said that evolution has enabled human beings to be the dominant species on the planet, and major evolution just leaped forward… but it wasn't human.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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