E26: [Bonus Episode] Connor Leahy on AGI, GPT-4, and Cognitive Emulation w/ FLI Podcast
[Bonus Episode] Future of Life Institute Podcast host Gus Docker interviews Conjecture CEO Connor Leahy to discuss GPT-4, magic, cognitive emulation, demand for human-like AI, and aligning superintelligence. You can read more about Connor's work at https://conjecture.dev
Future of Life Institute is the organization that recently published an open letter calling for a six-month pause on training new AI systems. FLI was founded by Jann Tallinn who we interviewed in Episode 16 of The Cognitive Revolution.
We think their podcast is excellent. They frequently interview critical thinkers in AI like Neel Nanda, Ajeya Cotra, and Connor Leahy - an episode we found particularly fascinating and is airing for our audience today.
The FLI Podcast also recently interviewed Nathan Labenz for a 2-part episode:
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(00:00 ) Episode introduction
(01:55 ) GPT-4
(18:30 ) "Magic" in machine learning
(29:43 ) Cognitive emulations
(40:00 ) Machine learning VS explainability
(49:50 ) Human data = human AI?
(1:01:50 ) Analogies for cognitive emulations
(1:28:10 ) Demand for human-like AI
(1:33:50 ) Aligning superintelligence
If you'd like to listen to Part 2 of this interview with Connor Leahy, you can head here: