Craig S. Smith & Andrew Ng , Eye On A.I.

#131 Andrew Ng: Exploring Artificial Intelligence’s Potential & Threats

26 Jul 2023 • 33 min • EN
33 min
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Welcome to episode #131 of the Eye on AI podcast with Andrew Ng. Get ready to challenge your perspectives as we sit down with Andrew Ng. We navigate the widely disputed topic of AI as a potential existential threat, with Andrew assuring us that, with time and global cooperation, safety measures can be built to prevent disaster.  He offers insight into the debates surrounding the harm AI might cause, including the notions of AI as a bio-weapon and the notorious ‘paper clip argument’. Listen as Andrew debunks these theories, delivering an interesting argument for why he believes the associated risks are minimal.Onwards, we venture into the intriguing realm of AI’s capability to understand the world, setting the stage for a conversation on how we can objectively assess their comprehension. We explore the safety measures of AI, drawing parallels with the rigour of the aviation industry, and contemplate on the consensus within the research community regarding the danger posed by AI. (00:00) Preview (01:08) Introduction (02:15) Existential risk of artificial intelligence (05:50) Aviation analogy with artificial intelligence (10:00) The threat of AI & deep learning   (13:15) Lack of consensus in AI dangers  (18:00) How AI can solve climate change (24:00) Landing AI and Andrew Ng (27:30) Visual prompting for images Craig Smith Twitter: Eye on A.I. Twitter: Our sponsor for this episode is Masterworks, an art investing platform. They buy the art outright, from contemporary masters like Picasso and Banksy, then qualify it with the SEC, and offer it as an investment. Net proceeds from its sale are distributed to its investors. Since their inception, they have sold over $45 million dollars worth of artwork And so far, each of Masterworks’ exits have returned positive net returns to their investors. Masterworks has over 750,000 users, and their art offerings usually sell out in hours, which is why they’ve had to make a waitlist. But Eye on AI viewers can skip the line and get priority access right now by clicking this link: Purchase shares in great masterpieces from artists like Pablo Picasso, Banksy, Andy Warhol, and more. See important Masterworks disclosures: “Net Return" refers to the annualized internal rate of return net of all fees and costs, calculated from the offering closing date to the date the sale is consummated. IRR may not be indicative of Masterworks paintings not yet sold and past performance is not indicative of future results. Returns shown are 4 examples of midrange returns selected to demonstrate Masterworks performance history. Returns may be higher or lower. Investing involves risk, including loss of principal.  

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