Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat / Azeem Azhar (Part 2) - Artificial Intelligence, Antiquated Values, and a New Accountability

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This is part 2 of my discussion with Azeem Azhar, one of the leading names in technology and podcasting in the English speaking world.

With my new book, Scary Smart, releasing September 30th, and Azeem's new book, Exponential, releasing September 7th,  I thought this would be a perfect conversation to set the context for an important discussion on the state of future. To ask it simply, will the future be better or worse?

Azeem Azhar is on a mission to explain how our lives are changing due to the exponential growth of technology. He is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He is the creator of the Exponential View, Britain's leading platform for in-depth tech analysis. His weekly newsletter is read by 200,000 people from around the world, and his chart-topping podcast, The Exponential View, has featured guests including Yuval Noah Harari, Reid Hoffman, and Tony Blair. I'm honored to say I'll be appearing on the show next month, so stay tuned.

In Part 2, listen as we discuss:

  • Where do we draw the line that enough is enough with technological advancement?
  • We are stuck in antiquated values when it comes to our place in the market.
  • The ethics of the future.
  • How AI and machines will automate the backend of the global economy.
  • The danger of AI learning from the best and worst of humanity.
  • Why accountability needs to be taken far more seriously in the tech industry.
  • Even with an exponential process, it will still take a long time to match the human brain.
  • Is the future going to be better or worse?
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