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Somewhat Frank

May 10, 2024

On this episode of the Somewhat Frank Podcast, Frank Gruber (X: @FrankGruber), John Guidos (IG: @jgoodtimes83), and Simon Kahan (IG: @simonkahan) chat about the following topics:


We talk a lot about ChatGPT, but what about Anthropic - Anthropic was founded in 2021 by seven former employees of OpenAI, including siblings Daniela Amodei and Dario Amodei, the latter of whom served as OpenAI's Vice President of Research.


Musician Randy Travis is using AI in a good way - Randy Travis, who suffered a stroke in 2013, used AI to clone his voice for his new song, "Where That Came From."


SNL’s skit about Kendrick Lamar vs. Drake beef - 


Speaking of Mushrooms - Magic Mushrooms, while typically made with the federally illegal substance ‘psilocybin’, are being produced legally now with ‘Amanita Muscaria’ by a company called PolkaDot. Their products can be found in over 5,000 gas stations and smoke shops around the US. 


First time scientists have restored brain cells - Scientists develop a method to restore brain cells affected by Timothy syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. The method, using a “Antisense Nucleotide”  allows clusters of human neurons carrying the Timothy syndrome mutation to develop normally. 


Bioengineered Houseplant Helps Remove Harmful Air Pollutants - Engineers at “Neoplants” designed a houseplant that is supercharged with billions of pollution-eating bacteria.


Give $7K to 'every baby that's born in America' - Bill Ackman proposed giving every child born in America a $7,000 investment account. The account would be created at birth, funded by the U.S. government, and restricted from withdrawals, remaining tax exempt.


Frank also tested the Atlantic Coast Tide Clock, which is the essential item to stay connected to the ocean, no matter where you are. This white and navy blue Atlantic tide clock is what you need for a perfect coastal living decor. 


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