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Aug 31, 2023

555. New Technologies Always Scare Us. Is A.I. Any Different?

Guest host Adam Davidson looks at what might happen to your job in a world of human-level artificial intelligence, and asks when it might be ...  time to worry that the machines have become too powerful. (Part 2 of “How to Think About A.I.“)

Power and Progress

Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity.
Goldman Sachs

Generative AI Could Raise Global GDP by 7%

Breakthroughs in generative artificial intelligence have the potential to bring about sweeping changes to the global economy, according to Goldman Sachs Research.

A Conversation With Bing's Chatbot Left Me Deeply Unsettled

A very strange conversation with the chatbot built into Microsoft's search engine led to it declaring its love for me.

Ajeya Cotra - Profile

Ajeya leads Open Phil's grantmaking on technical research that could help to clarify and reduce catastrophic risks from advanced AI.

The ChatGPT Lawyer Explains Himself

In a cringe-inducing court hearing, a lawyer who relied on A.I. to craft a motion full of made-up case law said he "did not comprehend" that the chat bot could lead him astray.

Actually, Othello-GPT Has A Linear Emergent World Representation

A further smattering of conceptual takeaways I have about mech interp from this work - these are fairly speculative, and are mostly just slight updates to beliefs I already held, but hopefully of interest!
Slate Magazine

Why Ambitious Predictions About A.I. Are Always Wrong

Getting good at chess is one thing. Surpassing the human brain is quite another.

Daniel Gross - Profile

Daniel P. Gross is an assistant professor in the Strategy area at Duke's Fuqua School of Business, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Draft report on AI timelines

Hi all, I've been working on some AI forecasting research and have prepared a draft report on timelines to transformative AI. I would love feedback f...
Kellogg Insight

Immigrants to the U.S. Create More Jobs than They Take

A new study finds that immigrants are far more likely to found companies-both large and small-than native-born Americans.

Are Computers Already Smarter Than Humans?

Are computers already smarter than humans? We asked an array of intelligence specialists, and this is what they told us.
MIT Sloan

Simon Johnson - Profile

Simon Johnson and Sinan Aral were each awarded the 2017 Jamieson Prize for Excellence in Teaching, established to honor educational innovation and excellence.

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