My View on A.I.
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This is something a bit different: Not an interview, but a commentary of my own.
We’ve done a lot of shows on A.I. of late, and there are more to come. On Tuesday, GPT-4 was released, and its capabilities are stunning, and in some cases, chilling. More on that in Tuesday’s episode. But I wanted to take a moment to talk through my own views on A.I. and how I’ve arrived at them. I’ve come to believe that we’re in a potentially brief interregnum before the pace of change accelerates to a rate that is far faster than is safe for society. Here’s why.
“This Changes Everything” by Ezra Klein
Sam Altman on the A.I. revolution
Brian Christian on the alignment problem
Gary Marcus on the case for A.I. skepticism
Ted Chiang on what humans really fear about A.I.
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