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Downstream: God-Like AI Is Closer Than You Think w/ Ian Hogarth

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Ian Hogarth has invested in more than 50 artificial intelligence companies and is co-author of the annual State of AI report. And he’s worried. Not only about the disruptive consequences of machine learning for human employment, but about the potential rise of an ‘AGI’: artificial general intelligence. For Hogarth, the prospect of a machine able to augment its own intelligence is of grave concern, and something which political elites have so far ignored.

He talks to Aaron Bastani about how close we are to “god-like” AI, the arrival of quantum computing, and whether the arrival of AI could herald a break with capitalism as we know it.