July 29, 2022

Undersea Mountains Designed for Life and Better and Faster AIs | Stars, Cells, and God ep 20

Join Hugh Ross and Jeff Zweerink as they discuss new discoveries taking place at the frontiers of science that have theological and philosophical implications, as well as new discoveries that point to the reality of God’s existence.

The fine-tuning of the rates, magnitudes, depths, and locations of ocean currents is crucial for the existence of global human civilization. Using chemical tracers, oceanographers are discovering that undersea mountains and ridges play a vital role in governing these currents. To what degree do these initial studies reveal that Earth’s presently existing continents, oceans, and undersea mountains and ridges are fine-tuned to make global, high-technology civilization possible? Do they promise to help us respond well to global warming and to help restore climate stability? 

AIs continue to pass increasingly challenging benchmarks related to language translation, image recognition, and even poetry generation. Some of these benchmarks already exceed human capabilities. Are these AIs getting closer to being human, or are they just growing more adept at mimicking human behavior?
In this episode Hugh and Jeff discuss these important topics.

References:
“Undersea Mountains Stir Up Currents Critical to Earth’s Climate,” https://www.science.org/content/article/undersea-mountains-stir-currents-critical-earth-s-climate, Paul Voosen (article)

Additional Resources:
Designed to the Core, (Covina, CA: RTB Press, 2022): chapters 15 and 16, by Hugh Ross

“Taught to the Test: AI Software Clears High Hurdles on IQ Tests but Still Makes Dumb Mistakes. Can Better Benchmarks Help?” https://www.science.org/content/article/computers-ace-iq-tests-still-make-dumb-mistakes-can-different-tests-help, Matthew Hutson (article)

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