Robin Hanson

Robin Hanson, Ph.D

46 Interviews

Robin Hanson's Interviews

Robin’s history of thinking about the future ... Seeing AI as offspring, not adversary ... Robin’s famous answer to a great cosmic mystery ... Would evidence of aliens be good news or bad? ... Is rationalist culture cultist? ... LLMs: revolution or hype cycle? ... Heading to Overtime ...

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Economist Robin Hanson returns to discuss his proposal for increasing fertility rates through financial incentives for parents. He explains how governments could pay parents for having children by issuing shares of the future tax revenue those kids will generate. Robin argues this would provide better motivation for go

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Today’s guest is Dr. Robin Hanson, Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University. Dr. Hanson is a prominent contributor to discussions on the implications of AI applications on realpolitik going into the future. In conversation with Emerj CEO and Head of Research Daniel Faggella, Robin contributes to our

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We will learn: Why it is hard for us to think clearly about our nature and the explanations for our behavior. The 4 strands of research that all led to the same conclusion: that we are strangers to ourselves. How to better read signals to understand other people’s hidden motives. No one wants to be called a liar, but w

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Adaam Levin-Areddy + Vanessa M. Quirk & Robin Hanson 12 Dec 2022 • EN

What We Secretly Want (w/ Robin Hanson)

Robin Hanson is an economics professor who kept running across conundrums of human behavior in his research. Why do we spend so much of our GDP on medicine —  even when studies show that more medicine does not lead to better health outcomes? Why have we spent years perfecting methods of instruction — yet educational in

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Gus Docker & Robin Hanson 24 Nov 2022 • EN

Robin Hanson on Predicting the Future of Artificial Intelligence

Robin Hanson joins the podcast to discuss AI forecasting methods and metrics. Timestamps: 00:00 Introduction 00:49 Robin's experience working with AI 06:04 Robin's views on AI development 10:41 Should we care about metrics for AI progress? 16:56 Is it useful to track AI progress? 22:02 When should we begin worrying abo

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