#368 – Eliezer Yudkowsky: Dangers of AI and the End of Human Civilization

Eliezer Yudkowsky is a researcher, writer, and philosopher on the topic of superintelligent AI. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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Books and resources mentioned:
1. AGI Ruin (blog post): https://lesswrong.com/posts/uMQ3cqWDPHhjtiesc/agi-ruin-a-list-of-lethalities
2. Adaptation and Natural Selection: https://amzn.to/40F5gfa

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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(05:19) – GPT-4
(28:00) – Open sourcing GPT-4
(44:18) – Defining AGI
(52:14) – AGI alignment
(1:35:06) – How AGI may kill us
(2:27:27) – Superintelligence
(2:34:39) – Evolution
(2:41:09) – Consciousness
(2:51:41) – Aliens
(2:57:12) – AGI Timeline
(3:05:11) – Ego
(3:11:03) – Advice for young people
(3:16:21) – Mortality
(3:18:02) – Love