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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.

Jul 26, 2023

Welcome to episode #131 of the Eye on AI podcast with Andrew Ng. Get ready to challenge your perspectives as we sit down with Andrew Ng. We navigate the widely disputed topic of AI as a potential existential threat, with Andrew assuring us that, with time and global cooperation, safety measures can be built to prevent disaster. 

He offers insight into the debates surrounding the harm AI might cause, including the notions of AI as a bio-weapon and the notorious ‘paper clip argument’. Listen as Andrew debunks these theories, delivering an interesting argument for why he believes the associated risks are minimal.Onwards, we venture into the intriguing realm of AI’s capability to understand the world, setting the stage for a conversation on how we can objectively assess their comprehension.

We explore the safety measures of AI, drawing parallels with the rigour of the aviation industry, and contemplate on the consensus within the research community regarding the danger posed by AI.

(00:00) Preview
(01:08) Introduction
(02:15) Existential risk of artificial intelligence
(05:50) Aviation analogy with artificial intelligence
(10:00) The threat of AI & deep learning  
(13:15) Lack of consensus in AI dangers 
(18:00) How AI can solve climate change
(24:00) Landing AI and Andrew Ng
(27:30) Visual prompting for images

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