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Artificial Intelligence Roundtable

We recorded this roundtable for people who haven’t been following this field of technological development closely, to address why artificial intelligence has come to such prominence, seemingly out of the blue.

Shortly after the recording, an open letter calling for a pause to the training of all Artificial Intelligence systems more powerful than GPT-4 was published, signed by Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, Andrew Yang, Tristan Harris, and many other notable public figures.

The letter states,

AI labs and independent experts should use this pause to jointly develop and implement a set of shared safety protocols for advanced AI design and development that are rigorously audited and overseen by independent outside experts. These protocols should ensure that systems adhering to them are safe beyond a reasonable doubt.[4] This does not mean a pause on AI development in general, merely a stepping back from the dangerous race to ever-larger unpredictable black-box models with emergent capabilities.

Then TIME published an article titled, “Pausing AI Developments Isn’t Enough. We Need to Shut it All Down” which paints the darkest picture of the potential outcomes of our current AI trajectory yet.

Shortly before we recorded our AI roundtable, Lex Fridman published a podcast featuring Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, the company that created ChatGPT. This podcast leans much more positive towards AI development and gives insight into Altman’s own concerns as well as what he’s not concerned about and his means of mitigating some potential dangers.

In the 2ndLook roundtable we discuss ways AI could lead to increased or decreased inequality, the potential for totalitarianism, other ethical and societal dilemmas it may pose, and ways the world may change in the future. It’s meant to be accessible for viewers who are new to the topic of AI, and want to know what all the fuss is about, and hopefully adds some new ideas to the discussion for those who have been following AI development.

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Panel Participants

Oriol Izquierdo Robert has a Bachelor’s in Physics and a Master’s in Data Science and has worked on applying Machine Learning to High Energy Physics. For the last 6 years he’s worked in Data, Cloud and AI, including building Virtual Assistants.

Hirad Motamed has a background in electrical engineering and has been working in software development for 12 years. Previously he was a co-founder and CTO of a medical billing software company in Canada. He is currently working on launching a new startup while also building small AI projects to understand all the recent developments.

Jonathan is a multimedia artist, including 3D modeling, sculpting, and traditional art. He also works with computer aided drafting and manufacturing.

Stacia Wilson is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief at 2ndLook News.

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By Stacia Wilson

Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Stacia Wilson is a writer and entrepreneur. She grew up traveling between the US and Japan as the child of Christian missionaries, and has been to over 20 countries as a digital nomad. To empower others to travel, she wrote the ebook How to Travel Without Time or Money.

Stacia’s background as a partner dance instructor and world traveler has given her a unique perspective on human connection, language, and culture. She has a wide-ranging skillset that allowed her to freelance remotely before becoming an entrepreneur. She has managed teams while working as editor-in-chief of multiple commercial blogs, such as Wandering Westie, a lifestyle brand, and SwayD, a dance shoe brand.

She has a BS in Anthropology from the University of La Verne (magna cum laude) and is a member of the Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society. As part of receiving her degree, she conducted multiple hands-on ethnographic studies. These included on-the-ground networking, interviews, and documentation of cultural events. Her senior thesis was an ethnography which involved conducting and analyzing research in Europe, Asia, and across the United States.

  Stacia has completed personal development and leadership programs with Landmark Worldwide, Powerteam International, and Mindvalley. Her last entrepreneurial endeavor before Covid was an online dance training program (in Japanese) for women in Japan. Most recently, she was a volunteer for Unity2020, a movement designed to encourage solutions-oriented perspectives and uncover options beyond the two-party political system that dominates American media and politics.

  Stacia founded 2ndLook News from a desire to reimagine news—from a system of misaligned incentives producing skewed information which results in division and chaos, to one that facilitates sound decision-making and common understanding.

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