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E2: The Upside and Downside Case for AI with Nathan Labenz and Erik Torenberg

Watch the 2nd episode, where we unpack the future of AI and what you can expect from upcoming guests on The Cognitive Revolution podcast.

Episode Notes
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

Resources mentioned in the episode:
Eliezer Yudkowsky:
Mitch Albom’s column:

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@eriktorenberg (Erik)
@labenz (Nathan)