In this week’s episode of Lever Time, David Sirota sits down with Dr. Max Tegmark, president of the Future of Life Institute and one of the world’s leading experts in artificial intelligence, to dive into the growing debate around AI.
In this deep-dive conversation, Dr. Tegmark breaks down recent breakthroughs in generative AI technology like ChatGPT and explains how it could replace most forms of human labor — for better or worse. They unpack why private interests are barreling forward with commercial AI development and why the Future of Life Institute has publicly called for an immediate pause on all AI experimentation. Dr. Tegmark also explains how AI could be the most transformative technology in human history — and the (small!) probability it becomes the Terminator.
A transcript of the episode is available here.
- Pause Giant AI Experiments: An Open Letter (Future of Life Institute, 2023)
- EU lawmakers' challenge to rein in ChatGPT and generative AI (Reuters, 2023)
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