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Doomed to discuss AI (Changelog & Friends #13)
Author, journalist, travel writer & software engineer Jon Evans joins us to weigh in on the cultural history (and present-day sentiment) of AI doom. Along the way, we talk plausible Sci-Fi, ultrasound drug delivery, the maybe-evolving laws of physics & even weirder stuff.
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(00:00) - Let's talk!
(00:38) - Uncorrected bound manuscripts
(01:58) - GitHub Arctic Code Vault
(04:50) - Never gonna have that in my bio
(05:59) - Market for predicting the future
(07:57) - The Simpsons predictions
(12:21) - Cultural history of AI doom
(15:20) - Sounds & the pyramids of Egypt
(16:07) - Ultra sound drug delivery
(19:01) - We can't build the pyramids?
(21:52) - Physics evolving?
(22:36) - Gravity was different
(23:17) - Greg Egan
(23:40) - Where do your ideas come from?
(25:47) - Sponsor: Tailscale
(30:34) - Adam's idea for Jon
(31:18) - Enter the Bobiverse
(34:02) - Fiction for software devs
(35:04) - Nick Jones
(35:22) - The Adolesence of P1
(35:59) - Eliezer Yudkowsky
(36:27) - Humanity & AI
(37:31) - The future is going to be weird
(37:41) - World of change
(38:53) - Your software lenses
(39:40) - Balancing ideas
(41:31) - AI doom scale
(42:46) - What is doom?
(44:07) - Welcoming our AI overlords
(45:41) - Symbiotic AI
(47:47) - AI religion
(49:26) - Jerod thinks AI has plateaued
(53:25) - Adam's use of ChatGPT
(57:44) - The open letter signatories
(59:54) - AI user manuals
(1:00:53) - What are they so afraid of?
(1:01:27) - Calculators for words
(1:03:08) - More of Adam's ChatGPT tips
(1:04:36) - OpenAI just wants to train
(1:04:56) - We're not doomers
(1:05:10) - The ultimate 10x-er
(1:06:20) - One of the last human written books
(1:06:54) - Having an AI editor
(1:09:15) - Not good, but okay
(1:11:27) - Humans are jagged
(1:12:30) - More books?
(1:13:00) - Adam's future book?
(1:13:42) - How many readers is success?
(1:14:53) - Author's commitment
(1:17:28) - How would you use AI?
(1:20:20) - Exadelic 2?
(1:21:00) - Audiobook?
(1:21:33) - The Exadelic hook
(1:22:03) - Bye friends!
(1:22:15) - Coming up next