The Best Spiritual Advice, Bing's AI Can Love You?, New Schisms & JK Rowling | The Simpleton Podcast
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Clark and Laura share spiritual pitfalls to stay away from, share how Microsoft's "Sydney" Bing Chatbot is creeping the heck out of people, share conservative vs. liberal thoughts on state-funded education, and more in this wide-ranging episode of The Simpleton Podcast.
Also in this episode:
• Microsoft Bing Chatbot "Sydney" is in love with people
• Schisms in the modern-day Catholic Church
• J.K. Rowling and conservatives/liberals
• Truly, your spiritual problems have simple solutions
• Thomas AquinasGPT and Catholic Chatbots
1:16 Pitfalls of spiritual advice
2:04 The 80/20 rule (not the productivity version)
6:10 What's the purpose of spiritual formation?
10:09 Your problems have simple solutions
13:18 Being a supportive bystander (ASH's accountability meetings)
14:37 Schisms in the modern-day Catholic Church
20:45 The problem with ecumenism (and how to find common ground)
24:17 AI and verification problems
25:53 Sentient AI goes off the rails
33:40 AI is in love with you??
36:39 Microsoft's weird decisions behind its AI
37:39 The transhumanist movement behind AI
39:26 The AI revolution: education, white-collar jobs, & art
42:35 AI and fraud
47:56 How "Electric Dreams" (1984) predicted 2023
50:16 J.K. Rowling and conservatives/liberals
56:41 Jordan Peterson, state-funded education
59:16 Final final FINAL thoughts on AI
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