Podcast: artificial intelligence and the abolition of truth

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In Episode 182 of the CounterVortex podcast, Bill WeinbergĀ takes heart in SAG-AFTRA joining theĀ Hollywood writers’ strike, demanding limits on the use of artificial intelligence by the industry. This is a sign of human resistance to robot rule and the growing hegemony of silicon-based “intelligence” over carbon-based intelligent life-forms. Although journalists are not yet at risk of being rendered redundant as script and copy writers are, Weinberg’s own trade ofĀ journalism is already being impacted by AI. The post-truth zeitgeist and onlineĀ cognitive environment of total propaganda is set to become exponentially worse, both quantitatively and qualitatively, through the advent of “deep-fakes,” indistinguishable from actual reality. Objective truth, even as a very concept, is about to be abolishedā€”unless the human race stands up and says no to AI, before it is too late. Contrary to the dogma that the “advance” (sic) and ubiquity of this technology is inevitable, resistance is possible. Italy this year bannedĀ use of ChatGPT within the country. Ā Listen on SoundCloud or via Patreon.

Production by Chris Rywalt

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