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Azeem’s Picks: Sam Altman on How GPTs Are Shaping Our AI Future

Effective Altruism Forum (All audio)

Audio narrations from the Effective Altruism Forum, including curated posts and other great writing.



Artificial intelligence (AI) is dominating the headlines, but it’s not a new topic here on Exponential View. This week and next, Azeem Azhar shares his favorite conversations with AI pioneers. Their work and insights are more relevant than ever.

OpenAI has stunned the world with the release of its language-generating AI, ChatGPT-4. In 2020, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman joined Azeem Azhar to reflect on the huge attention generated by the precursor to GPT-4 and what that could mean for the future research and development toward the creation of artificial general intelligence (AGI).

They also explored:

  • How AGI could be used both to reduce and exacerbate inequality
  • How governance models need to change to address the growing power of technology companies
  • How Altman’s experience leading YCombinator informed his leadership of OpenAI

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