The AI Revolution

Jared, Mike, and Todd talk about ChatGPT and the AI revolution, particularly the remarkable developments of the last year and 6 months (2022-2023). We talk briefly about how neural networks and large language models work. Then we get into the possible social, economic, aesthetic, and even existential implications for humanity. We talk about the possibility of this being a major positive breakthrough of the first order, with revolutionary implications for human prosperity and standard of living. But we also talk about the risks, ranging from an eclipsing of human distinctiveness and creativity to a threat to humanity’s very survival. Overall, we have a hunch that something big is happening and we want to talk about it!