18 episodes

Former poker pro Liv Boeree takes to the interview chair to tease apart the complexities of one of the most fundamental parts of human nature: competition.

Liv is joined by top philosophers, gamers, artists, technologists, CEOs, scientists, athletes and more to understand how competition manifests in their world, and how to change seemingly win-lose situations into Win-Wins.

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Former poker pro Liv Boeree takes to the interview chair to tease apart the complexities of one of the most fundamental parts of human nature: competition.

Liv is joined by top philosophers, gamers, artists, technologists, CEOs, scientists, athletes and more to understand how competition manifests in their world, and how to change seemingly win-lose situations into Win-Wins.

    #17 - Dan Hendrycks: Are AI worries overblown?

    #17 - Dan Hendrycks: Are AI worries overblown?

    The rate of AI progress is accelerating, so how can we minimize the risks of this incredible technology, while maximizing the rewards?




    Today I am speaking to leading AI researcher Dan Hendrycks — Dan is the founder of Center for AI Safety, and lead advisor to Elon Musk's X.AI. He was also the architect behind the "Mitigating Risks" letter that was signed by Demis Hassabis, Sam Altman, Bill Gates, Yoshua Bengio and many others.




    In this conversation we discuss everything from immediate issues like deepfakes, to upcoming risks like malicious use, centralisation of power, regulatory capture and more. In other words, how do we ensure AI ends up a win/win for humanity instead of a lose/lose.

    Chapters

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:02:14 - Are current laws sufficient?

    00:09:41 - Types of AI Risk

    00:23:30 - Arms Races

    00:39:10 - What happens inside an AI?

    00:46:39 - Rogue AI

    00:52:22 - Sentient AI

    01:07:36 - Risks from Centralization

    01:14:45 - Open Source

    01:23:02 - AI speeding up systemic risks

    01:29:54 - Synthetic Data & Simulations

    01:36:52 - What Dan is excited about in AI



    Links

    ♾️ An Overview of Catastrophic Risk Paper

    https://arxiv.org/pdf/2306.12001.pdf

    ♾️ Center for AI Safety

    https://www.safe.ai/ai-risk

    ♾️ Representation Engineering

    https://www.ai-transparency.org/

    ♾️ Liv's Ted talk on AI & Moloch

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX_vN1QYgmE

    ♾️ Norbert Wiener

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norbert_Wiener

    ♾️ Reinforcement Learning Textbook

    https://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~cs188/sp20/assets/files/SuttonBartoIPRLBook2ndEd.pdf

    ♾️ Richard Posner - Economics Engine

    https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/legal-econanalysis/

    ♾️ More Than a Toy: Random Matrix Models Predict How Real-World Neural
    Representations Generalize

    https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.06176

    The Win-Win Podcast:

    Poker champion Liv Boeree takes to the interview chair to tease apart the complexities of one of the most fundamental parts of human nature: competition. Liv is joined by top philosophers, gamers, artists, technologists, CEOs, scientists, athletes and more to understand how competition manifests in their world, and how to change seemingly win-lose games into Win-Wins.


    Watch the previous episode with Boyan Slat of the Ocean Cleanup here:

    https://youtu.be/QEYbLN-LC5k

    Credits

    ♾️  Hosted by Liv Boeree

    ♾️  Produced & Edited by Raymond Wei

    ♾️  Audio Mix by Keir Schmidt

    • 1 hr 40 min
    #16 - Noor Siddiqui: Is Embryo Screening the Future of Reproduction?

    #16 - Noor Siddiqui: Is Embryo Screening the Future of Reproduction?

    Most people want to give their children the best start in life, but what if that "best start" could be determined *before* birth? That's what today's guest Noor Siddiqui believes -- her Mom progressively lost her vision due to a degenerative retinal condition, which made her determined to find a way to prevent her own children from the same fate.

    A computer scientist by training, Noor has since founded Orchid, the world's first full-genome sequencing platform for embryos conceived through IVF, that enables parents to screen and select the embryo with the highest probability of good health. So as you can imagine, this opens up a lot of fascinating questions, both technical and ethical, and as someone with prospective parenthood on my mind, this was a great opportunity to pick her brains about where the future of reproductive technology is going, and the ethical dilemmas it poses.



    Chapters:

    00:02:14 - What is genetic testing?

    00:09:30 - How IVF works

    00:13:38 - How much genetic testing costs

    00:19:33 - Genetic Testing and the Disabled Community

    00:26:59 - The Naturalism Debate

    00:32:29 - Genetic Trade Offs

    00:39:30 - Effects on the Gene Pool

    00:42:58 - Genetic Control & Eugenics

    00:48:45 - Fertility Crisis

    01:05:14 - Artificial Wombs

    01:21:13 - Vision for the Future



    Links:
    Orchid - https://www.orchidhealth.com/

    Noor's Twitter - https://twitter.com/noor_siddiqui_

    IVF - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_vitro_fertilisation

    Discussion of Cost-tradeoffs - https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2023/07/ivf-screening-costs0.html



    CreditsHosted by Liv BoereeProduced & Edited by Raymond Wei

    Audio Mix by Keir Schmidt

    The Win-Win Podcast:Poker champion Liv Boeree takes to the interview chair to tease apart the complexities of one of the most fundamental parts of human nature: competition. Liv is joined by top philosophers, gamers, artists, technologists, CEOs, scientists, athletes and more to understand how competition manifests in their world, and how to change seemingly win-lose games into Win-Wins.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    #15 - Magatte Wade: Unleashing Africa's Potential

    #15 - Magatte Wade: Unleashing Africa's Potential

    Magatte is an entrepreneur on a mission: to unleash the potential of Africa. She’s a well known speaker, author and researcher who has written extensively about economic structures in the developing world, and the urgent need to create fairer regulatory environments to give everyone on earth access to the power of markets.

    She is also the founder of various Senegalese companies including Adina drinks, Tiossan and SkinisSkin, and an advisor to various institutions including the Charter Cities Institute

    Chapters
    00:00:00 - Intro
    00:01:20 - African poverty, and her personal story
    00:22:01 - Over-Regulation and Corruption
    00:27:42 - What is Ubuntu?
    00:32:17 - Kritarchy vs centralized structures
    00:37:20 - Why Socialism was bad for Africa
    00:42:57 - Flavours of Capitalism
    00:49:35 - Thoughts on Foreign Aid
    01:02:48 - Special Economic Zones
    01:10:21 - What Rules Should a Startup City Have
    01:15:50 - Common Law vs Civil Law
    01:28:16 - How people can get involved


    Links
    ♾️ Her website - https://www.magattewade.com/
    ♾️ Heart of a Cheetah Book - https://www.magattewade.com/book
    ♾️ Givedirectly - https://www.givedirectly.org
    ♾️ Against Malaria Foundation - https://www.againstmalaria.com/
    ♾️ Noah Smith - Futurism is Afro-Futurism - https://www.noahpinion.blog/p/all-futurism-is-afrofuturism
    ♾️ It’s Not About Whiteness It’s About Wealth Book
    https://www.amazon.com › Its-Not-About-Whiteness-...
    ♾️ Kritarchy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kritarchy
    ♾️ Conscious capitalism - https://www.consciouscapitalism.org/
    ♾️ Startup/Charter cities - https://chartercitiesinstitute.org/
    ♾️ Prospera - https://www.prospera.co

    Credits
    ♾️ Hosted by Liv Boeree
    ♾️ Produced & Edited by Raymond Wei
    ♾️ Audio Mix by Keir Schmidt

    The Win-Win Podcast:
    Poker champion Liv Boeree takes to the interview chair to tease apart the complexities of one of the most fundamental parts of human nature: competition. Liv is joined by top philosophers, gamers, artists, technologists, CEOs, scientists, athletes and more to understand how competition manifests in their world, and how to change seemingly win-lose games into Win-Wins.

    Watch the previous episode with Boyan Slat of the Ocean Cleanup here: https://youtu.be/QEYbLN-LC5k

    • 1 hr 39 min
    #14 - Boyan Slat: Solving Ocean Plastic

    #14 - Boyan Slat: Solving Ocean Plastic

    Today's Win-Win episode is with Boyan Slat. Boyan is the founder and CEO of the Ocean Cleanup, the famous organization that's trying to rid our waterways of plastic for good. I ask him why plastic has become such a problem, the difference between effective and ineffective regulation (ahem Plastic Straw Ban!), the importance of mindset when solving hard problems, and of course, his relationship with competition. Good stuff.



    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:01:25 - Origin Story

    00:07:52 - How the Ocean Cleanup Works

    00:17:20 - Practical vs Ideological Solutions

    00:38:01 - Role of Regulation in Fixing Incentives

    00:45:14 - Plastic Straw Ban

    00:52:30 - Personal plastic usage and Trade-offs

    01:00:41 - Is Technology Values Neutral?

    01:07:31 - Competition

    01:13:10 - How to Solve Big Problems

    01:20:45 - Long-term plans

    • 1 hr 26 min
    #13 - Tim Dodd ”The Everyday Astronaut” on Space, Competition and the Dear Moon Mission

    #13 - Tim Dodd ”The Everyday Astronaut” on Space, Competition and the Dear Moon Mission

    In this Win-Win episode Liv chats to Tim Dodd a.k.a. the Everyday Astronaut about his upcoming mission to the Moon, the economies of space, the pros and cons of competition, rocketry, SpaceX, NASA and much more. We also hear his insights on what it takes to build a successful youtube channel in today’s hyper competitive creator environment. Not one to miss!

    • 1 hr 37 min
    #12 - Uma Valeti: Cultivated Meat and Food Sustainability

    #12 - Uma Valeti: Cultivated Meat and Food Sustainability

    In this special Win-Win Podcast episode, Liv chats to Uma Valeti, founder and CEO of Upside Foods, about the meat industry and why cultivated meat may offer a solution to the growing environmental, health and ethical issues posed by current meat production methods.

    • 23 min

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