Ep. 161: Bitcoin is resistance money | Andrew Bailey
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by Thomas Frey
3d ago
Dr. Andrew M. Bailey Andrew is an interdisciplinary teacher and scholar whose work spans philosophy, politics, and economics. He is a Professor of Humanities at Yale-NUS College (Singapore), and he is the co-author of the upcoming book "Resistance Money: A Philosophical Case for Bitcoin." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Ep. 160: What makes generative AI so powerful? | Nick Frosst
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by Thomas Frey
2w ago
Nick Frosst is a computer scientist and musician. He co-founded Cohere, which is a company focused on training large language models and making them available through a network-based API. He was also the first employee of Geoffrey Hinton Google Brain lab in Toronto, where he spent 3 years researching capsule networks, adversarial examples, and explainability. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Ep. 159: Top AI Trends for 2024 | David Shapiro
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by Thomas Frey
1M ago
David Shapiro. David is a former engineer who became famous through his dozens of well-received tutorials on Youtube, covering everything from fine-tuning ChatGPT to his proposed solution to the alignment problem. His work focuses on ensuring that advanced technologies are used safely, bringing about an abundant, post-scarcity, post-nihilistic future. Relevant episodes: “Ep. 156: Algorithms won't get us to AGI | Johannes Jaeger” “Ep. 153: AI, Alignment, and the Scaling Hypothesis | Dwarkesh Patel” “Ep. 147: Could heuristic imperatives solve the AI alignment problem? | David Shapiro” “Ep. 146 ..read more
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Ep. 158: abstraction and agency | John Wentworth
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by Thomas Frey
1M ago
After a long career as a software engineer and data scientist, John became an independent researcher in artificial intelligence. Today he focuses on a diverse array of topics, such as the nature of abstraction and what the word "agency" even means. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Ep. 157: Aristotle, AI, and what philosophy offers futurism | Gregory Salmieri
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by Thomas Frey
2M ago
Dr. Gregory Salmieri is a senior scholar of philosophy at the Salem Center, where he holds the Brigham Fellowship for the Study of Objectivism. He is the co-editor of the books "A Companion to Ayn Rand" and "Foundations of a Free Society" and the author of numerous articles on philosophy, with a particular focus on Aristotle and Ayn Rand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Ep. 156: Algorithms won't get us to AGI | Johannes Jaeger
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by Thomas Frey
2M ago
Dr. Johannes Jaeger is a systems scientist, evolutionary biologist, educator, and natural philosopher with an extremely transdisciplinary track record. His investigations, first as the head of an empirical lab, later as the director of an institute for the philosophy of biology, and then as a freelance investigator, have always focused on organisms as complex adaptive systems. He is currently leading a research project at the Dept of Philosophy of the University of Vienna called “Pushing the Boundaries,” which concerns the differences between machines and organisms, and the importance of this ..read more
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Ep. 154: How the government works (and why you should care). | Daniel Golliher
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by Thomas Frey
3M ago
After graduating with a degree in government from Harvard, Daniel Golliher founded a civics school called Maximum New York, anchored in New York City. The school’s goal is to accelerate kind, smart, ambitious people into city and state politics; provide them with an atypical level of knowledge about how government works; and keep them networked together. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Ep. 153: AI, Alignment, and the Scaling Hypothesis | Dwarkesh Patel
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by Thomas Frey
4M ago
Dwarkesh Patel is a renowned podcaster who has hosted interviews with luminaries like Marc Andreesen, Eliezer Yudkowsky, and Grant Sanderson. He's best known for the extraordinary effort he puts into researching the topics he speaks with his guests about, and for covering an exceptionally wide intellectual ground. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Ep. 152: Building the future at venture studios | Taylor Black
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by Thomas Frey
4M ago
Taylor Black is a cross-functional team leader and seasoned entrepreneur passionate about driving innovation and growth. As a co-founder of Fizzy Ventures and a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft Incubation Studio, Taylor has been at the forefront of entrepreneurial ecosystems, venture studios, and technology and business model innovation. Thanks to this remarkable background, Taylor's expertise is sought after by founders, corporate innovators, venture accelerators, incubators, and studios alike. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Ep. 151: Opening the final frontier--for everyone | Emery Gunselman
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by Thomas Frey
5M ago
Emery Gunselman is a former astrodynamics engineer and is currently a Satellite Operations Product Owner at Morpheus Space. Morpheus Space is disrupting the NewSpace industry by introducing Agile Constellations, a fusion between cutting-edge electric propulsion and Artificial Intelligence, which enables satellite service providers to operate entire constellations as one entity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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