210 - AI with Lorin Thwaits

On today's episode, I'm joined by Friendly.rb speaker Lorin Thwaits to talk conferences past and future, gauging the intelligence of ChatGPT and its ability to create novel solutions, the evolution of intelligence, evolution's effects on reproduction, AI's potential capacity (or lack thereof) for power-seeking, the economic and societal impacts of AI, the amount of interest purely AI-generated content will be able to command, the power and limits of simulation, machines as synthetic animals and animals as biological machines, developing AI via evolutionary processes, the speed limit of evolution, and Lorin's project the Brick Gem.

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