Jul 4 • 1HR 13M

How Does AI Work? (Robert Wright & Timothy Nguyen)


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Robert Wright
Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
Episode details

01:57 Why Tim thinks AI chatbots are more than just “stochastic parrots”
8:58 Do AIs “understand” things? 
20:49 The multidimensional mind of AI
26:00 Humans designed AIs, so why don’t we fully understand how they work? 
34:13 The real mystery of smart machines: They learn things we didn’t teach them
42:07 Why deep learning was such a game changer for AI research
56:53 The T in ChatGPT

Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Timothy Nguyen (Google). Recorded June 27, 2023.

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