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Will AI Solve Scarcity?

A Google engineer is in hot water for claiming the company’s chatbot tech had become sentient. Meanwhile, Jerome Powell presumes to fight inflation technocratically, by raising the Fed Funds rate nearly a full percentage point. So is the engineer correct? Do technology and machine learning portend an end to scarcity and a solution to monetary policy? Jeff and Bob discuss. 

Google Engineer Blake Lemoine’s interview with LaMDA:
Charles Haywood’s on why AI is overblown:
Read ‘Yes, a Planned Economy Can Actually Work’ at Jacobin:
Read Bureaucracy by Mises:
Bob’s article on the Socialist Calculation Problem debate: