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E48: Liron Shapira on the Case for Pausing AI

E48: Liron Shapira on the Case for Pausing AI

Update: 2024-03-02
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This week on Upstream, Erik is joined by Liron Shapira to discuss the case against further AI development, why Effective Altruism doesn’t deserve its reputation, and what is misunderstood about nuclear weapons. Upstream is sponsored by Brave: Head to https://brave.com/brave-ads/ and mention “MoZ” when signing up for a 25% discount on your first campaign.

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LINKS

Pause AI: https://pauseai.info/

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X / TWITTER:

@liron (Liron)

@eriktorenberg (Erik)

@upstream__pod

@turpentinemedia

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TIMESTAMPS:

(00:00 ) Intro and Liron's Background

(01:08 ) Liron's Thoughts on the e/acc Perspective

(03:59 ) Why Liron Doesn't Want AI to Take Over the World

(06:02 ) AI and the Future of Humanity

(10:40 ) AI is An Existential Threat to Humanity

(14:58 ) On Robin Hanson's Grabby Aliens Theory

(17:22 ) Sponsor - Brave

(18:20 ) AI as an Existential Threat: A Debate

(23:01 ) AI and the Potential for Global Coordination

(27:03 ) Liron's Reaction on Vitalik Buterin's Perspective on AI and the Future

(31:16 ) Power Balance in Warfare: Defense vs Offense

(32:20 ) Nuclear Proliferation in Modern Society

(38:19 ) Why There's a Need for a Pause in AI Development

(43:57 ) Is There Evidence of AI Being Bad?

(44:57 ) Liron On George Hotz's Perspective

(49:17 ) Timeframe Between Extinction

(50:53 ) Humans Are Like Housecats Or White Blood Cells

(53:11 ) The Doomer Argument

(01:00:00 ) The Role of Effective Altruism in Society

(01:03:12 ) Wrap

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E48: Liron Shapira on the Case for Pausing AI

E48: Liron Shapira on the Case for Pausing AI

Erik Torenberg