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Clark and Laura discuss Afroman's insane legal battle (and how to effectively embarrass the police), the moratorium on AI, and more on this episode of The Simpleton Podcast.
Also in this episode:
• Why is Clark in a cast and sling?
• Can we make AI safe?; The lockdown on AI
• What does AGI and "alignment" mean?
• Jazz Jennings, "I am Jazz", and understanding transgender transitions
• Norm Macdonald and the Christian idea of self-knowledge
Below are the links for the statistics and studies that Clark and Laura mention. One slight clarification: in the podcast, it’s stated that when comparing the mental health profiles of TIY (transgender-identifying youth) and non-TIY, the statistics of s*icidal behavior are "the same". The line from the second article below provides clarification: "[when comparing the mental health profiles of TIY and non-TIY,] the disparities in s*icidal behavior reduced considerably, suggesting that it is not the lack of gender affirmation that seems to be driving s*icidal behavior." Key emphasis on "disparities" and "reduced considerably", as opposed to "[are] the same".
Suicidality Among Transgender Youth: Elucidating the Role of Interpersonal Risk Factors: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32345113/
Pediatric Gender Medicine and the Moral Panic Over Suicide: https://www.realityslaststand.com/p/pediatric-gender-medicine-and-the?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email
0:46 Clark's bionic arm
1:21 *MEDICAL TRIGGER WARNING*
2:01 Recovering from an injury
2:38 *MEDICAL TRIGGER WARNING PT. 2*
3:49 Afroman returns! He's getting SUED for his song?
7:47 Embarrassing and speaking out against the government
10:09 Can we make AI safe?; The moratorium on AI
12:11 WHY AI is so powerful
14:18 What is Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)?
15:18 AGI's threats (as expressed by AGI's creators) and what is "alignment"?
18:52 Why AGI is hard to control
20:13 Guardrails are needed (pt.1): what are they and where do they go?
20:33 Laura asks Bing AI about itself
21:24 Guardrails are needed (pt.2): "it's a race to the bottom"
24:02 What we can do to protect ourselves
26:17 We need guiding, universal rules for AI
29:33 We need good, well-intentioned people for AI
31:24 AI, transhumanism, eugenics, and human potential
33:49 What does TLC stand for?? (as in, the TLC Channel)
35:14 Jazz Jennings, "I am Jazz", and a story of transgender transition
38:02 Understanding the situation, exploitation, child abuse, etc.
40:47 The epidemic of transgender transitions
41:42 The complexity of transgenderism, gender dysphoria, body dysmorphic disorder, child abuse
46:08 (SEE NOTE IN DESCRIPTION) S*icide and transgender identifying youth
48:10 The Christian idea of self-knowledge
49:49 How self-knowledge relates to transgenderism (pt. 1)
50:13 Norm Macdonald and the intuition for God
52:11 How self-knowledge relates to transgenderism (pt. 2)
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