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E18: Why Jailbreaking ChatGPT Is A Public Good with Alex Albert of The Prompt Report

E18: Why Jailbreaking ChatGPT Is A Public Good with Alex Albert of The Prompt Report

Update: 2023-04-20


Nathan dives in with Alex Albert, a 22-year-old computer science student at the University of Washington, who has become a prolific creator of and author over at The Prompt This is Alex's first podcast appearance! Please enjoy this thought-provoking conversation with Alex Albert as part of 'Prompt Engineering Week' at The Cognitive Revolution.

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(0:00 ) Preview of Alex on this episode

(6:00 ) How Alex lent structure to his jailbreaking activities early on

(8:00 ) AI is fun and interesting and it's being overshadowed by hype and confusion

(12:15 ) Does Alex see cases of jailbreaking for utility?

(16:13 ) Sponsor: Omneky

(25:59 ) GPT-4 is best for jailbreaking

(33:20 ) Role-play jailbreaks can work

(43:59 ) How to think about exploring black box technology

(45:19 ) Training models to override bad behavior

(54:55 ) Content filters are a band-aid

(1:07:14 ) AI safety

(1:13:02 ) AI models require scrutiny.

(1:19:39 ) Optimism - humans will figure it out



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E18: Why Jailbreaking ChatGPT Is A Public Good with Alex Albert of The Prompt Report

E18: Why Jailbreaking ChatGPT Is A Public Good with Alex Albert of The Prompt Report

Erik Torenberg, Nathan Labenz