Social media warnings for surgeons and the existential risks of artificial intelligence
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US Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy said social media posed a “serious risk of harm” to young people. Why do some in the tech industry disagree?
AI researcher Ajeya Cotra then narrates a scenario of how AI can lead to the end of the world.
Plus: pass the hat on. Kevin and Casey play a game they call HatGPT.
“Hard Fork” by Kevin Ross and Casey Newton, produced by Davis Land and Rachel Cohn. The show is edited by Jen Poyant.Designed by Alyssa Moxley with original music by Dan Powell, Elisha Baytop, Marion Lozano, Sophia Lanman and Rowan Niemisto. Fact checking by Caitlin Love.
Special thanks to Paula Szuchman, Pui-Wing Tam, Nell Gallogly, Kate LoPresti, and Jeffrey Miranda.