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Feb. 10, 2023

E2: Why AI Will Cause a Cognitive Revolution with Nathan Labenz and Erik Torenberg

E2: Why AI Will Cause a Cognitive Revolution with Nathan Labenz and Erik Torenberg

Welcome to The Cognitive Revolution, where co-hosts Nathan Labenz and Erik Torenberg, interview builders and researchers working at the edge of AI.  In this episode, we explore their revolutionary ideas and paint a picture of the near-future, when they complete the build cycle on their current vision…and change the world.

00:00 Coming Up

01:00 The Cognitive Revolution

01:20 Sponsor

01:39 Intro

02:09 Nathan’s path to AI 

04:27 Founding Waymark

06:56 The future of AI is just starting 

10:00 AI dramatically enhances human capabilities 

10:50 Why we started The Cognitive Revolution and what to expect

14:55 Which guests will appear on the show and topics that will be discussed

18:59 Being replaced by an AI host

20:42 Unpacking the future of AI with “no new breakthroughs” 

32:21 What’s underhyped and overhyped

43:46 The dangers of AI

44:51 Applying AI safely 

52:19 Losing faith in technology

53:38 A new AI ecology

55:14 Facebook, Google and Open AI

58:00 Upside and downside case for AI 

58:18 Sam Altman’s case for AI

01:09:25 Starting an AI company

01:18:22 Closing

01:18:46 Sponsor

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