Oren Etzioni was the founding CEO of the Allen Institute for AI, or AI2. He’s founded multiple companies that had successful exits, and he’s a professor emeritus at the University of Washington.
Oren Etzioni and host Auren Hoffman discuss Oren’s criteria for artificial general intelligence and what signs he’s looking for to indicate that we’re close to developing AGI. They talk about major issues in AI research right now, including the cost of compute, accessing data, and adversarial versus collaborative AI training methods.
Oren shares how AI2 has been able to spin out so many successful companies and how he's found the balance between running a research organization and a business.
You can find Auren Hoffman on Twitter at @auren and Oren Etzioni on Twitter at @etzioni
Gary Marcus is the Author of Reboot AI and professor at NYU.
Gary and Auren discuss the advancements in and shortcomings of artificial intelligence. They dive into how for AI to be really good, it needs to be built towards human intelligence and gain “Common Sense”, which it lacks today.
You can find Auren Hoffman on Twitter at @auren and Gary Marcus at @GaryMarcus.
David is a blogger, educator and a voracious tweeter. He runs the Write of Passage course on how to become a better writer and communicator.
David and Auren dive deep into mimesis, the philosophies of Rene Girard and Peter Thiel, and what it means to be a contrarian. They discuss ways to build a “personal monopoly” and how to stand out in a world where everyone imitates each other.
You can find Auren Hoffman (CEO of SafeGraph) on Twitter at @auren and David Perell at @david_perell