Where Are the Moats in AI? With Nathan Labenz and Erik Torenberg

Exploring AI moats and competitive advantages in the rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence and open-source communities.


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Nathan and Erik analyze the moats of the most powerful companies in AI. The paradigm-shifting technology has led to a flourishing open-source community with market share. Yet, the big players have key competitive advantages that can be examined from many different angles.

- Nathan’s Twitter thread on AI moats that sparked this discussion: https://twitter.com/labenz/status/1654853321876815872

- Read about the 9 moats at length in our newsletter: https://cognitiverevolution.substack.com/p/the-leaked-google-memo-and-a

- Leaderboard for AI rankings: https://lmsys.org/

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(00:00) Episode Preview
(01:36) Where are the moats in AI?
(07:31) Open source vs. closed
(15:24) Recommendation: The AI Breakdown Podcast
(16:39) Sponsor: Omneky
(20:46) AI Safety
(33:00) Which players are going to win? 9 Moats.

@labenz (Nathan)
@eriktorenberg (Erik)

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Music Credit: MusicLM

More show notes and Nathan's analysis can be found in our Substack: https://cognitiverevolution.substack.com

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