Great discussion. Learned a lot. Complements to you and guest.

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Haha it was worth listening for that very last comment!

Great podcast, thank you.

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Appreciate Mr. Kucukelbir's optimism and especially his point that AI/ML is far more dangerous to humanity where it's used in malicious ways (misinformation, disinformation, etc.) as opposed to its carbon footprint.

And related to AI/ML improving manufacturing processes, this story describes the use of AI/ML alongside automated robots and 3D printing to perform various engineering research projects (like finding shapes that most efficiently absorb kinetic energy):


As long as humanity can keep AI/ML aligned with our own goals while also keeping the criminals from misusing the tech, we'll be in a good place.

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