Category: Technology Trends

This Week in AI (04/14/2023)

The AI update for April 7th, 2023 features a number of approaches for inspecting LLMs internal functioning, skepticism over AI doom scenarios, and China and the U.S. considering regulations on generative AI

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Ep. 129: Applying the 'security mindset' to AI and x-risk | Jeffrey Ladish

Jeffrey Ladish runs a security company called Gordian Research which provides operational security consulting services. He joins Trent to talk about the moratorium on AI research and the risks inherent in powerful cognitive technologies.

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This Week in AI (04/07/2023)

The AI update for April 7th, 2023 features more calls to slow AI progress, a conversation with Eliezer Yudkowsky on AI Safety, Germany considering a ban on ChatGPT, and self-healing software.

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Ep. 128: Silicon Valley Bank, the Balajis bet, price theory, AI | Thomas and Trent

Thomas and Trent do a news round up, covering the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, Balajis' bet on Bitcoin, finance and price theory, and (of course) AI.

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This Week in AI (03/31/2023)

The AI update for March 31st, 2023 features Elon Musk and others calling for a 6-month moratorium on AI research, Eliezer Yudkowsky saying that it's not nearly enough, and an avalanche of responses on both sides of the issue.

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This Week in AI (03/24/2023)

The AI update for March 24th, 2023 features Replit's Ghostwriter writing directly to files, picking out heterodox opinions in interviews, building AI assistants, and general intelligence research.

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Ep. 127: Powering the space economy with AI and an interplanetary internet | Chris Mattmann

Chris Mattmann is the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, as well as the Division Manager of the AI, Analytics, and Innovative Development Organization in the Information Technology and Solutions Directorate. He works on ensuring that cutting-edge technologies support NASA’s science missions.

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Ep. 126: microbiomes, mycology, and the next major pandemic. | Mahmoud Ghannoum

Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum has spent 40 years as a pioneering mycologist. In this interview, he talks about his research on human health, the potential Candida Auris pandemic, and his daring escape from Saddam Hussein's invading army.

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Ep. 125: Revolutionizing education with knowledge avatars | Emiliano De Laurentiis

Emiliano De Laurentiis has spent decades trying to bring advanced technological tools to education. Here, he talks to us about using large language models to build 'knowledge avatars'.

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