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Reflections on AI and season two

Reflections on AI and season two

Update: 2024-01-311


What can we learn from the OpenAI saga? What role might AI play in the 2024 election? What’s the deal with the New York Times suing OpenAI? How will AI evolve our sense of human purpose? 

Reid and Aria reflect on season two of Possible and answer questions like these from a variety of sources: Listeners, Pi, ChatGPT, and each other.  

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00:48 - Reflecting on the season

03:51 - Reid and Aria’s favorite new AI developments

06:30 - Segment: OpenAI

06:34 - What can we learn from the OpenAI saga?

10:58 - Does the nonprofit model make sense for OpenAI and beyond?

13:46 - Why was OpenAI able to get miles ahead?

16:36 - How will the lawsuits against OpenAI play out?

21:06 - Segment: Inflection 

21:09 - How and why was Pi created?

24:25 - How can we create more empathy and humanity with AI?

27:45 - What are Aria’s favorite applications for AI?

29:53 - Segment: Ethical AI

29:54 - How will AI impact our social interactions?

34:09 - How do we prepare people in the workplace for AI?

37:53 - Segment: Election and governance

37:54 - What role will AI play in the election?

43:12 - Is the government equipped to regulate AI?

46:47 - What role should AI play in national security?

49:18 - Segment: Technology and the future

49:19 - What is the latest in AI hardware?

51:49 - How will AI change our sense of purpose?

The award-winning Possible podcast is back with a new season that sketches out the brightest version of the future—and what it will take to get there. Most of all, it asks: what if, in the future, everything breaks humanity's way? Tune in for grounded and speculative takes on how technology—and, in particular, AI—is inspiring change and transforming the future. 

This season, hosts Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger are speaking with a new set of ambitious builders and deep thinkers about everything from art to geopolitics and from healthcare to education. These conversations also showcase another kind of guest: AI. Whether it's Inflection’s Pi, OpenAI’s ChatGPT or other AI tools, each episode will use AI to enhance and advance our discussion. 

Possible is produced by Wonder Media Network and hosted by Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger. Our showrunner is Shaun Young. Possible is produced by Edie Allard, Sara Schleede, and Paloma Moreno Jiménez. Jenny Kaplan is our executive producer and editor. Special thanks to Katie Sanders, Surya Yalamanchili, Saida Sapieva, Ian Alas, Greg Beato, and Ben Relles. And a big thanks to MacLean Fitzgerald and Little Monster Media Company.









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Reflections on AI and season two

Reflections on AI and season two

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