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Greymatter offers perspectives and stories from some of the world’s top technology entrepreneurs and business leaders. The featured company builders share personal and insightful lessons while shedding light on common, relatable challenges in the entrepreneurial journey. Greymatter is produced by Greylock Partners.

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    • 4.3 • 99 Ratings

Greymatter offers perspectives and stories from some of the world’s top technology entrepreneurs and business leaders. The featured company builders share personal and insightful lessons while shedding light on common, relatable challenges in the entrepreneurial journey. Greymatter is produced by Greylock Partners.

    AI's Human Factor | Stanford's Dr. Fei-Fei Li and OpenAI's Mira Murati on AI Safety

    AI's Human Factor | Stanford's Dr. Fei-Fei Li and OpenAI's Mira Murati on AI Safety

    The more human-like artificial intelligence becomes, the more we understand about how our brains actually work. Through that discovery process, researchers are identifying ways to design artificial intelligence in ways that factor in the safety and morality of their potential impact. Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman interviews Dr. Fei-Fei Li, the co-director of Stanford's Institute for Human-Centered AI, and Mira Murati, the CTO of OpenAI. In this interview, they discuss how technology like GPT-3 is being trained with human safety in mind, and how academia, industry, and policymakers are coming together to ensure AI is developed and deployed in ways that benefit all. This interview is part of Greylock's Intelligent Future series.
    You can watch the video of this interview on our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/9B02MzWwkSo
    You can read the transcript from this interview here: https://greylock.com/greymatter/ais-human-factor/

    • 33 min
    Words into Action | Progress from Large Language Models to AGI

    Words into Action | Progress from Large Language Models to AGI

    Greylock general partner Saam Motamedi interviews David Luan, who is the co-founder of ML research and product lab Adept, and Percy Liang, who is the associate professor of computer science and statistics at Stanford. In this conversation, they discuss the major developments in working with large scale language models. This interview took place during Greylock’s Intelligent Future event, a day-long summit featuring some of the leading voices in artificial intelligence.
    You can watch the video from this interview on our YouTube channel here:
    https://youtu.be/_ydBm3tADvA
    You can read a transcript of the conversation on our website here: https://greylock.com/greymatter/ai-language-words-into-action/ ‎

    • 30 min
    OpenAI CEO Sam Altman | AI for the Next Era

    OpenAI CEO Sam Altman | AI for the Next Era

    Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman interviews OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. The AI research and deployment company's primary mission is to develop and promote AI technology that benefits humanity. Founded in 2015, the company has most recently been noted for its generative transformer model GPT - 3, which uses deep learning to produce human-like text, and its image-creation platform DALL-E.
    This interview took place during Greylock’s Intelligent Future event, a day-long summit featuring experts and entrepreneurs from some of today’s leading artificial intelligence organizations. You can watch the video of this interview on our YouTune channel here: https://youtu.be/WHoWGNQRXb0
    You can read a transcript of this interview here: https://greylock.com/greymatter/sam-altman-ai-for-the-next-era/

    • 37 min
    Reid Hoffman and Saam Motamedi | Introducing the Intelligent Future

    Reid Hoffman and Saam Motamedi | Introducing the Intelligent Future

    Greylock general partners Reid Hoffman and Saam Motamedi discuss the current state of artificial intelligence, including the most recent technological advancements; top areas for investment; and the ethical considerations needed to ensure tools are developed safely. This discussion is the kickoff for Greylock's Intelligent Future series featuring conversations with experts, visionaries, and early-stage innovators across the AI ecosystem. Guests of this series include Microsoft CTO, Kevin Scott, Stanford professor, Dr. Fei-Fei Li, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, and the founders of some of the most promising AI startups today. You can read a transcript from this conversation here: https://greylock.com/greymatter/the-intelligent-future/

    • 46 min
    Greylock Talent Team | Building Your Talent Strategy: When, Why, and How to Bring in a Recruiter

    Greylock Talent Team | Building Your Talent Strategy: When, Why, and How to Bring in a Recruiter

    From developing a repeatable, strategic process and continuously working to identify ways to improve it, founders can take a number of steps to build a culture of recruiting. Sometimes, that means hiring a dedicated talent-sourcing and recruiting team. Greylock talent partner Glen Evans and technical talent recruiter Dwane Hamilton discuss strategies for working with recruiters, including when to bring them on, how to screen for the position, and how founders should maintain an active recruiting role alongside a talent professional. You can read a transcript of this conversation here: https://greylock.com/greymatter/building-your-talent-strategy/

    • 23 min
    Alice Bentinck and Matt Clifford | How To Be A Founder

    Alice Bentinck and Matt Clifford | How To Be A Founder

    The “talent investor" Entrepreneur First was created with a mission to connect founders no matter where they are in the world, and recruits and backs them at the very earliest stages. By focusing on connecting individuals rather than defined teams, they've gained a unique perspective into what makes good ideas, and how the right co-founder dynamics can bring it into reality. Now, they've gathered some of their main insights into a book: "How to be a Founder: How Entrepreneurs Identify, Fund, and Launch Their Best Ideas." Bentinck and Clifford join Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman to discuss the book and their vision for the future of entrepreneurship. You can read a transcript of this interview here: https://greylock.com/greymatter/how-to-be-a-founder/

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

The host of the podcast highlights all aspects of tech, business and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

J. Barshop ,

I love discovering new ideas here

It’s obvious that the Greylock team put extraordinary effort in covering topics and finding guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this world - the insights they bring to bear is still mind-blowing Every. Single. Time.

No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend Greymatter enough 🙌

jlw12313 ,

For goodness sake stop the cheesy format

Reid and Chris are both awesome, but this format is just cringeworthy. Chris asks a question in a tone that makes him sound like he’s talking to a fifth grader and Then a cut of Reid talking happens. Clearly they didn’t record it together live, it’s all cut together. So many better podcasts out there that have actual conversations

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