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Eye On A.I.

Eye on A.I. tracks new developments in artificial intelligence research, hosted by longtime New York Times journalist Craig S. Smith. In each episode, Craig will discuss aspects of AI with some of the people making a difference in the space, putting incremental advances into a broader context. AI is about to change your world, so pay attention.

May 10, 2023

Welcome to Eye on AI, the podcast that explores the latest developments, challenges, and opportunities in the world of artificial intelligence. In this episode, we sit down with Connor Leahy, an AI researcher and co-founder of EleutherAI, to discuss the darker side of AI.

Connor shares his insights on the current negative trajectory of AI, the challenges of keeping superintelligence in a sandbox, and the potential negative implications of large language models such as GPT4. He also discusses the problem of releasing AI to the public and the need for regulatory intervention to ensure alignment with human values.

Throughout the podcast, Connor highlights the work of Conjecture, a project focused on advancing alignment in AI, and shares his perspectives on the stages of research and development of this critical issue.

If you’re interested in understanding the ethical and social implications of AI and the efforts to ensure alignment with human values, this podcast is for you. So join us as we delve into the darker side of AI with Connor Leahy on Eye on AI.

(00:00) Preview

(00:48) Connor Leahy’s background with EleutherAI & Conjecture  

(03:05) Large language models applications with EleutherAI

(06:51) The current negative trajectory of AI 

(08:46) How difficult is keeping super intelligence in a sandbox?

(12:35) How AutoGPT uses ChatGPT to run autonomously 

(15:15) How GPT4 can be used out of context & negatively 

(19:30) How OpenAI gives access to nefarious activities 

(26:39) The problem with the race for AGI 

(28:51) The goal of Conjecture and advancing alignment 

(31:04) The problem with releasing AI to the public 

(33:35) FTC complaint & government intervention in AI 

(38:13) Technical implementation to fix the alignment issue 

(44:34) How CoEm is fixing the alignment issue  

(53:30) Stages of research and development of Conjecture


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