1 hr 8 min

Eric Jang on Humanoid Robots, Why AI is Good For You, and a Future of Abundance‪.‬ Tomorrow Talk

    • Technology

In this episode, Sabrina Halper sits down with Eric Jang. Eric is the VP of AI at 1X Technologies, a humanoid robot company built to benefit society, with investment led by OpenAI. He also published AI is Good for You, a book about the last 10 Years and the next 10 Years of Artificial Intelligence (link to buy attached below). Previously, Eric was a senior research scientist at Google on their robotics team.

Timestamps:

(0:00) - Highlights

(2:53) - Intro

(3:32) - The outdated political system & AI's applications for campaigns7:55 - Debating ideas with AI "champions"

(9:20) - How Meta's VR Quest headset could be a humanoid robot, data engines for AI

(13:20) - Building genuine AI companionship

(18:26) - AI chatbots as sparring partners and improving peoples' social capabilities

(20:45) - Can we achieve AGI through online, text-only data? Or do we need a data engine such as VR, robots, or cars?

(24:20) - How to acquire and label "truth" for LLMs?30:00 - How far are we from AGI? How do you define AGI?

(32:20) - Should we be modeling AI systems after biology and replicating nature-inspired architectures?36:00 - Confronting workforce disruption of humanoid robots, 1X's approach39:00 - Lump of labor fallacy, 10X-ing workforces

(40:10) - Security risks of humanoid robots, high leverage technology = risk

(42:35) - Engineering hardware to mimic the human body, lack of robotics parts

(46:04) - Why is now the right time to invest and build in general purpose robots?

(48:25) - Visualizing a post-AGI future of abundance & utopia situation

(52:27) - What will our relationship to robots look like and which hierarchies will exist? How to engineer an equality dynamic
(55:50) - The academia vs start-up landscape in AI and why some researches are going back to academia

(59:54) - Criticisms of the effective altruist and AI safety communities

(1:04:20) - Good policies and models for regulation, issues with regulation today


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Follow Eric on Twitter
Purchase Eric's book here.
Connect with Sabrina on Twitter
Engage with HOF on Twitter or learn more and visit HOF's website.

In this episode, Sabrina Halper sits down with Eric Jang. Eric is the VP of AI at 1X Technologies, a humanoid robot company built to benefit society, with investment led by OpenAI. He also published AI is Good for You, a book about the last 10 Years and the next 10 Years of Artificial Intelligence (link to buy attached below). Previously, Eric was a senior research scientist at Google on their robotics team.

Timestamps:

(0:00) - Highlights

(2:53) - Intro

(3:32) - The outdated political system & AI's applications for campaigns7:55 - Debating ideas with AI "champions"

(9:20) - How Meta's VR Quest headset could be a humanoid robot, data engines for AI

(13:20) - Building genuine AI companionship

(18:26) - AI chatbots as sparring partners and improving peoples' social capabilities

(20:45) - Can we achieve AGI through online, text-only data? Or do we need a data engine such as VR, robots, or cars?

(24:20) - How to acquire and label "truth" for LLMs?30:00 - How far are we from AGI? How do you define AGI?

(32:20) - Should we be modeling AI systems after biology and replicating nature-inspired architectures?36:00 - Confronting workforce disruption of humanoid robots, 1X's approach39:00 - Lump of labor fallacy, 10X-ing workforces

(40:10) - Security risks of humanoid robots, high leverage technology = risk

(42:35) - Engineering hardware to mimic the human body, lack of robotics parts

(46:04) - Why is now the right time to invest and build in general purpose robots?

(48:25) - Visualizing a post-AGI future of abundance & utopia situation

(52:27) - What will our relationship to robots look like and which hierarchies will exist? How to engineer an equality dynamic
(55:50) - The academia vs start-up landscape in AI and why some researches are going back to academia

(59:54) - Criticisms of the effective altruist and AI safety communities

(1:04:20) - Good policies and models for regulation, issues with regulation today


Please subscribe to stay up to date on all the best clips and upcoming episodes!


Follow Eric on Twitter
Purchase Eric's book here.
Connect with Sabrina on Twitter
Engage with HOF on Twitter or learn more and visit HOF's website.

1 hr 8 min

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