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The Alien Mind of AI (Robert Wright & Steven Pinker)
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The Alien Mind of AI (Robert Wright & Steven Pinker)

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00:49 AI's human-like, but inhuman, language skills
6:58 Bob argues that LLMs don’t vindicate the ‘blank slate’ view of the mind
18:32 Do humans and AIs acquire language in totally different ways?
30:47 Will AIs ever quit hallucinating?
39:23 The importance (or not) of “embodied cognition”
47:26 What is it like to be an AI?
53:24 Why Steve is skeptical of AI doom scenarios

Robert Wright (Nonzero, The Evolution of God, Why Buddhism Is True) and Steven Pinker (Harvard University, Enlightenment Now, The Language Instinct). Recorded May 21, 2024.

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