"The Cognitive Revolution" | AI Builders, Researchers, and Live Player Analysis

"The Cognitive Revolution" | AI Builders, Researchers, and Live Player Analysis

A biweekly podcast where hosts Nathan Labenz and Erik Torenberg interview the builders on the edge of AI and explore the dramatic shift it will unlock in the coming years. The Cognitive Revolution is part of the Turpentine podcast network. To learn more: turpentine.co

"The Cognitive Revolution" | AI Builders, Researchers, and Live Player Analysis

Thu Jun 13 2024

Investing in AI for Hard Tech, with Eric Vishria of Benchmark and Sergiy Nesterenko of Quilter

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The episode covers investing venture capital into AI technology and its application to hardware problems. It explores the idea of using AI for circuit board layout and problem-solving, as well as the challenges and potential of reinforcement learning in circuit board design. The Brave Search API is discussed in relation to ethical data sourcing for AI models. Thoroughness in circuit board design and simulation methods are examined, along with diffusion models and challenges in circuit board design. The development of advanced AI technology and different categories of AI companies are explored, as well as the challenges in implementing AI solutions. The importance of working with infrastructure companies and the role of obsession in today's environment are highlighted.

"The Cognitive Revolution" | AI Builders, Researchers, and Live Player Analysis

Sat Jun 08 2024

Feeling the AGI with Flo Crivello

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The episode explores the rapid advancement of AI technology and the potential risks it poses. It discusses the current state of deep learning models, the implications of AGI development, and the challenges and considerations in AI development. The episode also delves into safety, regulation, and future applications of AI, as well as the balance between AI advancements and control mechanisms. Lastly, it examines the impact of AI advancements on various industries.

"The Cognitive Revolution" | AI Builders, Researchers, and Live Player Analysis

Thu Jun 06 2024

Inside Google’s AI Studio with Logan Kilpatrick

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This episode covers insights from Burn Hobart and Logan Kilpatrick at Google, highlights from Google DeepMind and Gemini 1.5, insights on Flash by OpenAI and AI integration, and insights on Flash, Gemini API, and AI model development. Topics include the urgency and focus on AI developments at Google, collaboration and visibility in Google's culture, advancements in AI models and Gemini technology, the impact of Flash in vision use cases, AI integration in products and services, the cost and capabilities of Flash compared to other models, recommendations for enterprise cloud solutions, the future of Gemini 1.5 and AI Studio, challenges with fine-tuning AI models, competition in the AI model space, the concept of AGI, opportunities for startups in the tech landscape, and the potential evolution of meeting note-taking tools.

"The Cognitive Revolution" | AI Builders, Researchers, and Live Player Analysis

Tue Jun 04 2024

The Implications of AI on the Global Balance of Power with Alex Wang, Andrew Ng, Jack Clark and Cory Booker

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The episode features a panel discussion on utilizing technology for national security, the importance of regulating AI while ensuring innovation, modernizing national security with AI, challenges and opportunities in AI development, and the infrastructure and democratization of AI.

"The Cognitive Revolution" | AI Builders, Researchers, and Live Player Analysis

Sat Jun 01 2024

AI Scouting Report: NOT Investment Advice Edition

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This episode explores the impact of AI technology on work, life, and society. It discusses advancements in AI performance, the impact of AI on jobs, training and advancements in AI models, global talent and scaling in AI, training costs and generalization in AI models, capabilities and limitations of AI systems, investing in AI and future outlook, and future breakthroughs and concerns.

"The Cognitive Revolution" | AI Builders, Researchers, and Live Player Analysis

Sat May 25 2024

The AI Revolution in Biology: From Vaccines to Protein Engineering with Amelie Schreiber

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This episode explores the application of AI in complex biological systems, including drug design, protein network engineering, and medical research. It discusses the challenges in understanding interactions within cells and organisms, as well as the advancements in protein modeling using AI. The episode also covers the use of language models in predicting protein structures and the design of proteins with RF diffusion. It addresses the potential risks and ethical considerations associated with AI bioengineering and highlights the importance of cybersecurity and universal vaccines. The episode concludes with a discussion on shifting perspectives and positive changes facilitated by technology.

"The Cognitive Revolution" | AI Builders, Researchers, and Live Player Analysis

Wed May 22 2024

Claude Interpreter: Taking Safe AI to Market with Alex Albert of Anthropic

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This episode covers the development and features of Cloud 3, the capabilities of the Opus language model, exploring haiku for email filtering and summarization, debates about Claude's consciousness, stages of model development and AI safety questions, engineers at Anthropic and competition in the AI market, improving model evaluations and future capabilities of Cloud, Anthropic's focus on better models and data privacy, and effective use of haiku and creative challenges in AI.

"The Cognitive Revolution" | AI Builders, Researchers, and Live Player Analysis

Sun May 19 2024

OpenAI's Safety Team Exodus: Ilya Departs, Leike Speaks Out, Altman Responds - Zvi Analyzes Fallout

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The episode covers concerns about OpenAI's approach to safety, the Brave Search Index, transparency and security in AI, controlling AI and unintended consequences, sci-fi scenarios, and individual actions amidst global challenges.

"The Cognitive Revolution" | AI Builders, Researchers, and Live Player Analysis

Sat May 18 2024

OpenAI and Google Race to "Her" - Is the Big Tech Singularity Near? Part 1 with Zvi Mowshowitz

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This episode covers a wide range of topics related to AI development, competitive dynamics, AI models, contextual understanding, the future vision of AI, TV consumption, AI conversational agents, user engagement strategies, ethics in AI-generated content, user consent, AI model flexibility, interoperability in AI development, advancements and challenges for OpenAI, Google, and Metas, big tech companies' impact on industries, Gemini Department and staying competitive, building better user experiences with AI bots, investing in AI and ethical considerations, AI virtual employees and employment implications, productivity improvements, departures from OpenAI's safety team, toxic environment at OpenAI, and potential solutions.

"The Cognitive Revolution" | AI Builders, Researchers, and Live Player Analysis

Wed May 15 2024

The Open Source AI Question - Part 2 | Robert Wright & Nathan Labenz

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The episode explores the transformative potential of AI-powered VR, using AI to resolve global disputes, the impact of human activities and AI technology, challenges in language models, representing relationships and knowledge in AI systems, challenges in controlling future AI systems, and controlling behavior and risks in AI models.

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