[Bonus Episode] Connor Leahy on AGI, GPT-4, and Cognitive Emulation w/ FLI Podcast

Gus Docker and Connor Leahy discuss GPT-4, AI magic, and aligning superintelligence on the Future of Life Institute Podcast.


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[Bonus Episode] Future of Life Institute Podcast host Gus Docker interviews Conjecture CEO Connor Leahy to discuss GPT-4, magic, cognitive emulation, demand for human-like AI, and aligning superintelligence. You can read more about Connor's work at https://conjecture.dev

Future of Life Institute is the organization that recently published an open letter calling for a six-month pause on training new AI systems. FLI was founded by Jann Tallinn who we interviewed in Episode 16 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R78mbtNeCvM&t=1s.

We think their podcast is excellent. They frequently interview critical thinkers in AI like Neel Nanda, Ajeya Cotra, and Connor Leahy - an episode we found particularly fascinating and are airing for our audience today.

The FLI Podcast also recently interviewed Nathan Labenz, linked below:
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xH5xd4aiJg
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a72xR3aQ7Jk

SUBSCRIBE to the FLI Podcast: @futureoflifeinstitute

(00:00) Episode introduction
(01:55) GPT-4
(18:30) "Magic" in machine learning
(29:43) Cognitive emulations
(40:00) Machine learning VS explainability
(49:50) Human data = human AI?
(1:01:50) Analogies for cognitive emulations
(1:28:10) Demand for human-like AI
(1:33:50) Aligning superintelligence

If you'd like to listen to Part 2 of this interview with Connor Leahy, you can head here:

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