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E56: Brian Chau on Spreading Informed AI Optimism

E56: Brian Chau on Spreading Informed AI Optimism

Update: 2024-04-26
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This week on Upstream, Nathan Labenz of The Cognitive Revolution podcast and Brian Chau, a machine learning engineer who recently founded the Alliance for the Future, talk about Brian's efforts in Washington, D.C. to influence AI policy based on informed AI optimism. After their conversation, Nathan and Erik chat about the AI landscape. 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

(00:42 ) Unpacking AI Optimism and Policy Perspectives

(01:22 ) Exploring the Breadth of AI and Its Economic Implications

(05:23 ) Debunking AI Doomsday Predictions

(14:56 ) Sponsors: BeeHiiv | Squad

(25:53 ) Navigating the Near-Term AI Landscape and Government Modernization

(41:30 ) Exploring AI Regulation and Executive Orders

(43:55 ) The Impact of AI on Startups and Economic Viability

(45:36 ) AI Development and Regulatory Challenges

(48:40 ) The Debate on AI Accountability and Regulation

(59:02 ) Open Sourcing AI Models: Risks and Regulations

(1:07:06 ) The Future of AI: Ethical, Social, and Regulatory Considerations

(1:14:41 ) Reflections on AI Safety and the Path Forward

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Alliance for the Future: https://www.affuture.org/

Brian's article on research progress in AI: https://www.affuture.org/research/3-diminishing/

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https://twitter.com/psychosort (Brian)

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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E56: Brian Chau on Spreading Informed AI Optimism

E56: Brian Chau on Spreading Informed AI Optimism

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