(Photo by Marc-Olivier Jodoin on Unsplash) Last summer, a Google senior engineer and researcher made world headlines when he revealed that the Big Tech giant was developing an artificial intelligence called LaMDA that, to his alarm, had become what he described as a sentient being, aware of its existence, expressing wants and needs that should be taken seriously.
Blake Lemoine told WND in a video interview that he blew the whistle on the project because he believed the public needed to be part of a crucial conversation about the moral and ethical implications as well as the possible unintended consequences before Google plowed ahead.
In a follow-up, WND sat down with artificial intelligence scholar and inventor Robert J. Marks (video embedded below) to weigh in on Lemoine’s claims; the possibility of creating a sentient being; the prediction of “the Singularity” by the famed Google engineer, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil; and the extraordinary breakthroughs in AI that are benefitting mankind. Robert J. Marks, professor electrical and computer engineering at Baylor University and the director of the Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence at the Discovery Institute discusses in an interview with WND whether or not its possible to create artificial intelligence that literally has a mind of its own. Noting that he had a “civil exchange” of his differences of opinion with Lemoine during a panel Nov. 10 at the COSM tech conference hosted by the Discovery Institute, Marks told WND he believes “there are certain brick walls that AI will never go through.”
“Attributes such as sentience, understanding and creativity are non-computable,” he argued.
“Now, can you mimic these things? You can mimic things like love and compassion, but I don’t think you can mimic creativity. Creativity is something which is beyond the capability of AI […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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