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July 3, 2023 48 mins

Our storied trio discusses the implications and recent obsession with  AI ( Artificial Intelligence), exploring its ramifications in storytelling, marketing, entertainment, and a whole lot more. 

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Hey, everyone. Welcome back. I got the Folk Tellers here, Joseph with Kurt David. I'm here. Uh second week, second time. Happy to be back again. And who's across from me is the, the malu like that's my favorite word. I understand technology. But you would know way too many words for me, man. It's a compliment. It's a compliment. It is a compliment in today, by the way, is that, well, if it is, well, actually this is not, I, I, I've already lied because I, this is not me. This is a I Joseph talking. Uh we are all a I here because we're talking about what we're calling science friction and the rub between what is fiction and what is real in this world because who knows anymore? So we're gonna get, we're gonna get into that a little bit about. So we were talking about already about A I It's everywhere, it's infiltrated everywhere. So where's the science friction coming? Because A I, you know, yeah, we're gonna get into this and I'm really excited about talking about it. But what's the science friction part of it? Do you think? Like I, I feel like we're living in a fictitious world now, like this is stuff you read about and HG Wells and Jules Verne and the early science fiction Isaac. As, what about for those of us that didn't read at that stage? Right? Or didn't read those books? What was it about those that? Ok. So there's a book by Roald Dahl. Everyone knows Roald Dahl from uh Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He wrote a book called The Great Gramatica I think or The Great Chromatic Machine. I'm not, there's no computer in front of me. This is just my brain. This is my A I brain. So cut me some slack. But this, it's a short story and what it's about a machine that has a bunch of different lovers and with your feet and your hands, you can write a novel. So by different kinds of pressure, the great chromatic and you can, you can write a novel. Well, now you can without your feet without, without your feet, you will prompt a prompt. So Steve, OK. So Steve's gonna Steve, will he jump in without even a prompt? Because he was texting me and calling me when he got on Chad GP T or whatever. He's like, do you know what this thing can do? And then he's like sending me books like I just gave it. It's, it's all about the prompts and he like, he like blew my phone up for like three days. Yeah. Well, he got on the inside of some, something, something. But what was it, what was it for? I can tell you, I'd have to kill you. Let's back up a little bit. And I'm a IA, I stands for a, I stands for artificial intelligence, meaning, meaning what, what's the artificial part of it? Ok. There's, there's no intelligence, there's no intelligence, intelligence, it's not real. Is that what artificial? I mean, when I think, think of the word artificial, I think of something not real. Right. Right. And so we're talking about not real intelligence. Well, let's defer exactly. That's my point. He's the engineer, he's the, he's the technician. How would you, uh, what definition would you give a, I, I wouldn't call it A I, what they're calling A I today I wouldn't call it A I, it's machine learning. Maybe that, that ties into big data databases and, um allows people to run certain queries and they get certain results back based on what, you know, you've, you've entered, but I wouldn't call it artificial intelligence. It's definitely not terminator two type stuff where we should be afraid and, and worried that, you know, some type of robot is gonna come and kill us and, and sent in and, you know, that type of, that's a great point. Not when did this happen? That it became a IP instead of machine learning because it, it's, it's marketing, it's, it's, that's literally what it is. Someone decided. Oh, it's gonna be, we're gonna call this artificial intelligence. And we've seen that, you know, many times in movies. So because of that, where brains join the dots, it becomes marketing. It's the stories, we always go back to stories. It's the stories that we've been telling, you know, about this technology. The technology's been around for years, like in the fifties, you know, they've been working on it. The thing is now it's coming into the consciousness of the general public. And so now we're all worried about it is because now we see it for what it potentially could do. So, to me, when I use a program that creates text, that doesn't make any sense or lies in many cases. Right? I'm not too worried about that. Ok. So linguistic A I is what they call it. I, the people that have concerns about it, I wouldn't be too worried about it. Ok. So wait, because then

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