July 27, 2021

EP. 115 — Is AI Really Inevitable? with Glen Weyl

Everywhere you look, some pundit is claiming that AI is soon to replace humanity. But is that really inevitable – or are we choosing to make it happen? Technologist Glen Weyl joins Adam to discuss why he believes AI isn’t really a technology – it’s an ideology.


FACT-115-20210723-Weyl-RCv02-DYN.mp3 Speaker 1 [00:00:22] Hello, everyone, welcome to Factually. I’m Adam Conover, so happy to have you join me on the show once again as I talk to an amazing expert and learn all the crazy shit that they know, that I don’t know. Let’s jump right into today’s show. There’s this narrative that we’re all hearing now that soon, super powerful human replacing God-like artificial intelligence is inevitably going to come and so we need to get ready. We got to prepare ourselves for the advent of the A.I. super being on planet Earth. You hear it all the time. Andrew Yang ran an entire presidential campaign on the idea that A.I. is coming soon, so we need to start just giving people money because there aren’t going to be any jobs for humans left to do once A.I.’s are driving all our forklifts and whatnot. Elon Musk is constantly making headlines by saying ‘A.I. is coming soon and we’re unleashing the dem

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