Dr. Bart Kosko is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California. In the first half, he discussed the latest developments in artificial intelligence (AI), brain-computer interfaces, and driverless vehicles. While there have been considerable advances in the technology for smart cars and driver-free vehicles using such things as pattern recognition, it's still a ways off before we'll see automated trucks on busy highways, he commented. The company Synchron recently tested their neural interface, which connects a small incision in the jugular vein to the brain. After AI training, this technology helps paralyzed patients tweet and shop online with an implanted computer chip and eye tracker for cursor navigation. Patient Philip O'Keefe declared via Synchron's Twitter account: "No need for keystrokes or voices. I created this tweet just by thinking it."
As these brain interfaces further develop, Kosko expressed concern over privacy intrusions and legal cases down the road. "If we don't draw a line here like we have with the attorney-client privilege," he warned, "we'll give up deep in-skull privacy that we may never be able to retrieve." As computers grow smarter and allow more storage, he spoke about the possibility of backing up our memories into the cloud and accessing that information in different ways, such as looking up specific dates. In regards to the dangers of hacking into cars and other devices (that are increasingly run by computer chips), he cited the use of blockchain technology to build stronger encryption that can impede such incursions.
In the latter half, C2C's investigative reporter Cheryll Jones presented her interview with paranormal activity specialist and shaman Ani Avedissian aka "Cosmic Ani," who talked about scary things that go bump in the night including demons. She described a personal encounter at an early age when she mysteriously ended up inside a Luciferian circle, paralyzed by a horrifying demonic entity. "I started to see a vision of...some sort of morphing obsidian-like being" that tried to take human form, she said. Conversing with the demon about why it hated mankind so much, she treated it with the understanding that it was a product of source energy, just as humans are, and the entity promptly left the circle.
When encountering a ghost, she suggests treating it as if it's a solid person because their human personality is still intact, and to "have a little bit of compassion for it because it's in a realm that it can't interact with." Avedissian recalled the time when she and her team were "clearing" a property for a new owner and she was attacked by the spirits of dozens of screaming, mutilated primates/monkeys. It turned out the previous owner had been conducting experiments on monkeys on the site. She also discussed why she thinks we are in the midst of a "zombie apocalypse," in which brainwashed individuals are being drawn into a Luciferian and transhumanist agenda.
News segment guests: Christian Wilde, Sandra Champlain