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Understanding Artificial Intelligence (Robert Wright & Timothy B. Lee)


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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.
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(Overtime segment available to paid subscribers below the paywall.)

0:05 Tim’s article explaining large language models
02:55 Do LLMs reverse engineer the human mind?
10:56 GPT’s mesmerizing emergent properties
17:15 The ‘T’ in Chat-GPT
30:05 How AI models evolve during training
41:31 Human intelligence compared to artificial intelligence
48:42 Heading to Overtime

Robert Wright (, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Timothy B. Lee (Full Stack Economics, Understanding AI). Recorded August 16, 2023.

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