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Astrology and the Emergence of Artificial Intelligence

Astrology and the Emergence of Artificial Intelligence

In episode 400 astrologers Chris Brennan and Nick Dagan Best talk about the emergence of artificial general intelligence through the lens of astrology, and discuss if and when it may occur.

Usually when I reach major milestones every 100 episodes I’ll do a retrospective looking back, but this time I wanted to look forward into the future and see if we could predict where some of the trends are headed with artificial intelligence over the next couple of decades.

We focus in particular on the question of if researchers will be successful in developing what is called artificial general intelligence, which is like sentient human level intelligence in a machine, and if so when.

I’ve been meaning to do an episode on some of the new trends in AI ever since things started accelerating in December with the release of ChatGPT, and because of that I wanted to document some of the recent developments that have happened since then towards the beginning of this episode, and how they have overlapped with things like Pluto’s ingress into Aquarius in March.

After that we get into talking about some of the broader philosophical issues that are being discussed surrounding AI in the world today, like AI alignment, and the implications of creating a new sentience species on Earth.

Eventually later in the episode we look ahead at some major transits in the future over the next 20 years while Pluto is transiting through Aquarius, and try to anticipate when some of the most important turning points in this technology will take place.

This episode builds on a previous episode I did with Kent Bye in December 2021 titled Artificial Intelligence and Astrology.

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  • Great stuff!! Just checked Mary Shelley was born with Pluto at the end of Aquarius in 1797. Significant this AI ChatGPT podcast is taking place just as Pluto has stationed retrograde in Aquarius for the first time since 1798. Talking about the next Frankenstein a smart robot.

  • Fascinating! I have been focused on the Uranus Pluto opposition you mention taking place in the 2040s. Not only is this transit related to the conjunction of the two planets in “the 60s” but it is also related to The French Revolution when Uranus and Pluto were in opposition circa 1789. I would actually say that the upcoming Uranus Pluto Opposition in 2046 would have more relevance to the French Revolution than the 60s because during the French Revolution Uranus and Pluto were have the same opposition transit. Yet, during the 60s they were in conjunction. The discussion on the future of AI with focus on the Neptune Pluto cycle is very interesting when blended with the Uranus Pluto cycle. It seem the evolution of AI will be instrumental in the manifestations of the Uranus Pluto Opposition; the first exact opposition of these two planets during that future period will be 22 September 2046. I think we can begin processing how our conscious look at this future time can impact the energies that will surface during this Uranus Pluto full moon period. Rick Tarnas’ “Cosmos and Psyche” fleshes much of these energies out that played out during the 60s and the French Revolution, and this recent Uranus Pluto square circa 2015-2020. These energies include, civil rights, minority rights, women’s rights, overthrowing kings and aristocracy, gender rights etc. All these issues should come to a crescendo similar to the tumultuous 60’s and the French Revolution circa 2045-2048. I still wonder how world events could have been different if more humans were conscious of astrology. In 1789 humans had only just discovered Uranus and no one knew Pluto was out there until 1930.