Trevor Noah on the Future of Entertainment and AI
What if every TV show could be perfectly tailored to each viewer's interests, knowledge level, and needs? Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger sit down with Trevor Noah to talk about how technology—including artificial intelligence—might influence the future of entertainment. They chat about the strengths and shortcomings of artificial intelligence, how jobs—and the way we will work—will evolve with AI, and even the nature of capitalism. Trevor responds to a speculative story, generated by GPT-4, that paints a picture of a futuristic “AI-ly Show.” Plus, he reviews some unexpected AI-generated light bulb jokes. Is GPT-4 actually funny?
Read the AI-generated story for this episode here.
Read the transcript of this episode here.
Read Reid Hoffman’s essay “A Co-Pilot for Every Profession” here.
For more info on the podcast and transcripts of all of the episodes, visit www.possible.fm/podcast.
02:30 - Hellos and intros
06:00 - Reacting to AI-generated “light bulb jokes”
08:58 - Trevor’s work with Microsoft, and a story about AI and Africa
17:40 - Capitalism, AI and jobs (and a lesson from Sweden)
28:04 - Responding to GPT-4 “AI-ly Show” story
34:28 - AI as an assistant for everyone in everything
38:10 - How to improve our social media climate
44:45 - Rapidfire questions
54:01 - Debrief with Reid and Aria
Possible is a new podcast that sketches out the brightest version of the future—and what it will take to get there. Most of all, it asks: what if, in the future, everything breaks humanity's way? Hosted by Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger, each episode features an interview with a visionary from a different field: climate science, media, criminal justice, and more. The conversation also features another kind of guest: GPT-4, OpenAI’s latest and most powerful language model to date. Each episode has a companion story, generated by GPT-4, which will serve as a jumping-off point for a hopeful, speculative discussion about what humanity could possibly get right if we leverage technology—and our collective effort—effectively.
Possible is produced by Wonder Media Network and hosted by Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger. Our showrunner is Shaun Young. Possible is produced by Edie Allard and Sara Schleede. Jenny Kaplan is our Executive Producer and Editor. Special thanks to Chelsea Williamson, Jill Fritzo, Stephen Fertelmes, Jennifer Sandler, Mahdi Salehi, Surya Yalamanchili, Saida Sapieva, Ian Alas, Greg Beato, Ben Relles, and the team at City Vox.