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E53: Nathan Labenz and Noah Smith on What AI Actually Means for the Economy

E53: Nathan Labenz and Noah Smith on What AI Actually Means for the Economy

Update: 2024-04-05
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This week on Upstream, Erik is joined by Nathan Labenz and Noah Smith for a deep dive on how AI will impact job markets, the social contract, and the role of the government. Access global engineering without the headache and at a fraction of the cost: head to https://choosesquad.com and mention “Turpentine” to skip the waitlist.

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TIMESTAMPS:

(00:00 ) Intro

(00:50 ) AI and the Future of Employment

(03:57 ) The Intersection of AI, Robotics, and Biotech

(05:00 ) Economic Disruption

(06:40 ) Future of Jobs in an AI-Dominated World

(08:27 ) AI's Impact on Economy

(10:34 ) Pessimism Surrounding AI's Economic Impact

(12:17 ) Comparative Advantage in the AI Era

(13:50 ) AI Replacing Human Jobs

(19:03 ) Sponsor: Squad | Brave

(21:24 ) New Social Contract in the AI Era

(34:38 ) Human Wages in an AI-Dominated Economy

(39:36 ) Impact of AI on Job Market

(41:45 ) Fear of AI Taking Over Human Jobs

(47:51 ) Role of Government in AI Development

(50:09 ) Potential Risks and Benefits of AI

(53:15 ) Future of AI and Its Social Impact

(58:38 ) Fear of Totalitarian States and AI

(01:03:13 ) The Need for a Positive Vision for AI

(01:11:03 ) Wrap up

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X / TWITTER:

https://twitter.com/noahsmith (Noah)

https://twitter.com/Labenz (Nathan)

https://twitter.com/eriktorenberg (Erik)

https://twitter.com/Upstream__Pod (Upstream)

https://twitter.com/TurpentineMedia (Turpentine)

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E53: Nathan Labenz and Noah Smith on What AI Actually Means for the Economy

E53: Nathan Labenz and Noah Smith on What AI Actually Means for the Economy

Erik Torenberg