"The Cognitive Revolution" | AI Builders, Researchers, and Live Player Analysis

Erik Torenberg, Nathan Labenz

A biweekly podcast where hosts Nathan Labenz and Erik Torenberg interview the builders on the edge of AI and explore the dramatic shift it will unlock in the coming years.

  • 1 hour 24 minutes
    Long-Term Memory for LLMs, with HippoRAG author Bernal Jiménez Gutierrez

    Nathan interviews Bernal Jimenez Gutierrez, creator of HippoRAG, a novel approach to retrieval augmented generation inspired by the human hippocampus. In this episode of The Cognitive Revolution, we explore how HippoRAG improves on traditional RAG systems, its neuroanatomical inspiration, and its potential for handling complex queries requiring multi-hop reasoning. Join us for an insightful discussion on the future of AI memory systems.

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    Complex Systems

    Patrick McKenzie (@patio11) talks to experts who understand the complicated but not unknowable systems we rely on. You might be surprised at how quickly Patrick and his guests can put you in the top 1% of understanding for stock trading, tech hiring, and more.

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Mos4VE3figVXleHDqfXOH

    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/complex-systems-with-patrick-mckenzie-patio11/id1753399812


    SPONSORS:

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    CHAPTERS:

    (00:00:00) About the Show

    (00:02:52) Intro

    (00:05:10) RAG

    (00:09:29) Hippocampal Memory Indexing Theory

    (00:14:29) Neocortex, Parahippocampal Regions, Hippocampus

    (00:18:35) Hipporag (Part 1)

    (00:21:12) Sponsors: Oracle | Brave

    (00:23:20) Hipporag (Part 2)

    (00:23:29) Understanding the Hippocampus

    (00:29:37) RAG

    (00:31:38) Runtime (Part 1)

    (00:36:30) Sponsors: Omneky | Squad

    (00:38:17) Runtime (Part 2)

    (00:38:17) PageRank

    (00:39:29) Headline Results

    (00:43:22) Gaia Benchmark

    (00:46:33) Pathfinding vs Path Following

    (00:51:24) Future work

    (00:53:26) Starting with a query

    (00:58:30) Long context LLMs

    (01:01:50) Hybrid approach

    (01:05:03) AI Town

    (01:06:58) Flair

    (01:09:05) Getting it right, not cheap

    (01:12:33) Technologies to highlight

    (01:16:57) AI capabilities that are still unsolved

    (01:19:47) Transformers meet neural algorithmic reasoners

    (01:21:02) Closing

    (01:21:31) Outro

    19 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 46 minutes
    Guaranteed Safe AI? World Models, Safety Specs, & Verifiers, with Nora Ammann & Ben Goldhaber

    Nathan explores the Guaranteed Safe AI Framework with co-authors Ben Goldhaber and Nora Ammann. In this episode of The Cognitive Revolution, we discuss their groundbreaking position paper on ensuring robust and reliable AI systems. Join us for an in-depth conversation about the three-part system governing AI behavior and its potential impact on the future of AI safety.

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    RECOMMENDED PODCAST:

    Complex Systems

    Patrick McKenzie (@patio11) talks to experts who understand the complicated but not unknowable systems we rely on. You might be surprised at how quickly Patrick and his guests can put you in the top 1% of understanding for stock trading, tech hiring, and more.

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Mos4VE3figVXleHDqfXOH

    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/complex-systems-with-patrick-mckenzie-patio11/id1753399812


    SPONSORS:

    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a single platform for your infrastructure, database, application development, and AI needs. OCI has four to eight times the bandwidth of other clouds; offers one consistent price, and nobody does data better than Oracle. If you want to do more and spend less, take a free test drive of OCI at https://oracle.com/cognitive

    The Brave search API can be used to assemble a data set to train your AI models and help with retrieval augmentation at the time of inference. All while remaining affordable with developer first pricing, integrating the Brave search API into your workflow translates to more ethical data sourcing and more human representative data sets. Try the Brave search API for free for up to 2000 queries per month at https://bit.ly/BraveTCR

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    CHAPTERS:

    (00:00:00) About the Show

    (00:04:39) Introduction

    (00:07:58) Convergence

    (00:10:32) Safety guarantees

    (00:14:35) World model (Part 1)

    (00:22:22) Sponsors: Oracle | Brave

    (00:24:31) World model (Part 2)

    (00:26:55) AI boxing

    (00:30:28) Verifier

    (00:33:33) Sponsors: Omneky | Squad

    (00:35:20) Example: Self-Driving Cars

    (00:38:08) Moral Desiderata

    (00:41:09) Trolley Problems

    (00:47:24) How to approach the world model

    (00:50:50) Deriving the world model

    (00:55:13) How far should the world model extend?

    (01:00:55) Safety through narrowness

    (01:02:38) Safety specs

    (01:08:26) Experiments

    (01:11:25) How GSAI can help in the short term

    (01:27:40) What would be the basis for the world model?

    (01:31:23) Interpretability

    (01:34:24) Competitive dynamics

    (01:37:35) Regulation

    (01:42:02) GSAI authors

    (01:43:25) Outro

    17 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 58 minutes
    The ARC Prize: Efficiency, Intuition, and AGI, with Mike Knoop, co-founder of Zapier

    Nathan interviews Mike Knoop, co-founder of Zapier and co-creator of the ARC Prize, about the $1 million competition for more efficient AI architectures. They discuss the ARC AGI benchmark, its implications for general intelligence, and the potential impact on AI safety. Nathan reflects on the challenges of intuitive problem-solving in AI and considers hybrid approaches to AGI development.


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    RECOMMENDED PODCAST:

    Patrick McKenzie (@patio11) talks to experts who understand the complicated but not unknowable systems we rely on. You might be surprised at how quickly Patrick and his guests can put you in the top 1% of understanding for stock trading, tech hiring, and more.

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Mos4VE3figVXleHDqfXOH

    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/complex-systems-with-patrick-mckenzie-patio11/id1753399812


    SPONSORS:


    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a single platform for your infrastructure, database, application development, and AI needs. OCI has four to eight times the bandwidth of other clouds; offers one consistent price, and nobody does data better than Oracle. If you want to do more and spend less, take a free test drive of OCI at https://oracle.com/cognitive

    The Brave search API can be used to assemble a data set to train your AI models and help with retrieval augmentation at the time of inference. All while remaining affordable with developer first pricing, integrating the Brave search API into your workflow translates to more ethical data sourcing and more human representative data sets. Try the Brave search API for free for up to 2000 queries per month at https://bit.ly/BraveTCR


    Omneky is an omnichannel creative generation platform that lets you launch hundreds of thousands of ad iterations that actually work customized across all platforms, with a click of a button. Omneky combines generative AI and real-time advertising data. Mention "Cog Rev" for 10% off https://www.omneky.com/


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    CHAPTERS:


    (00:00:00) About the Show

    (00:06:06) The ARC Benchmark

    (00:09:34) Other Benchmarks

    (00:10:58) Definition of AGI

    (00:14:38) The rules of the contest

    (00:18:16) ARC test set (Part 1)

    (00:18:23) Sponsors: Oracle | Brave

    (00:20:31) ARC test set (Part 2)

    (00:22:50) Stair-stepping benchmarks

    (00:26:17) ARC Prize

    (00:28:34) The rules of the ARC Prize

    (00:31:12) Compute costs (Part 1)

    (00:34:47) Sponsors: Omneky | Squad

    (00:36:34) Compute costs (Part 2)

    (00:36:40) Compute Limit

    (00:41:00) Public Leaderboard

    (00:42:58) The current AI ecosystem

    (00:47:23) The four steps of solving a puzzle

    (00:51:20) Intuition

    (00:54:32) Human Intelligence

    (00:56:06) Current Frontier Language Models

    (00:57:44) Program Synthesis

    (01:04:10) Is the model learning or memorizing?

    (01:09:51) Improving the ARC dataset

    (01:11:34) Step 3: Guessing the Rule

    (01:12:51) Dealing with Ambiguity

    (01:15:02) Exploring Solutions

    (01:17:02) Non-backpropagation evolutionary architecture search

    (01:19:49) Expectations for an AGI world

    (01:24:11) Reliability and out of domain generalization

    (01:28:35) What a person would do

    (01:29:51) What is the right generalization

    (01:35:32) The ARC AGI Challenge

    (01:37:01) Postscript

    (01:38:07) DSpi

    (01:39:55) Statespace models

    (01:43:28) Hybrid models

    (01:48:32) FunSearch

    (01:50:41) Kolmogorov-Arnold-Networks

    (01:54:18) Grokking

    (01:55:42) Outro

    13 July 2024, 8:55 am
  • 1 hour 18 minutes
    A Foundation Model for Food, with Chef Robotics CEO Rajat Bhageria

    Nathan explores the future of food production with Rajat Bhageria, founder and CEO of Chef Robotics. In this episode of The Cognitive Revolution, we delve into how AI and robotics are revolutionizing food assembly, potentially reshaping the entire food industry. Discover insights on imitation learning, data flywheel effects, and the vision of accessible, customizable meals produced by robotic kitchens.


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    RECOMMENDED PODCAST:

    Patrick McKenzie (@patio11) talks to experts who understand the complicated but not unknowable systems we rely on. You might be surprised at how quickly Patrick and his guests can put you in the top 1% of understanding for stock trading, tech hiring, and more.

    Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Mos4VE3figVXleHDqfXOH

    Listen on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/id1753399812https://podcasts.apple.com/id1753399812


    SPONSORS:

    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a single platform for your infrastructure, database, application development, and AI needs. OCI has four to eight times the bandwidth of other clouds; offers one consistent price, and nobody does data better than Oracle. If you want to do more and spend less, take a free test drive of OCI at https://oracle.com/cognitive

    The Brave search API can be used to assemble a data set to train your AI models and help with retrieval augmentation at the time of inference. All while remaining affordable with developer first pricing, integrating the Brave search API into your workflow translates to more ethical data sourcing and more human representative data sets. Try the Brave search API for free for up to 2000 queries per month at https://bit.ly/BraveTCR

    Omneky is an omnichannel creative generation platform that lets you launch hundreds of thousands of ad iterations that actually work customized across all platforms, with a click of a button. Omneky combines generative AI and real-time advertising data. Mention "Cog Rev" for 10% off https://www.omneky.com/

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    CHAPTERS:

    (00:00:00) About the Show

    (00:02:40) Chef Robotics

    (00:04:09) Food Manufacturing

    (00:06:52) Food assembly

    (00:11:08) Setting up a robot

    (00:14:00) Onboarding process

    (00:18:08) Sponsors: Oracle | Brave

    (00:20:16) Self fine-tuning

    (00:22:59) Variation in the human powered setting

    (00:29:53) Safety constraints

    (00:32:15) Portfolio of customers

    (00:33:43) Sponsors: Omneky | Squad

    (00:35:30) Evolution of the AI strategy

    (00:40:14) Generative AI in robotics

    (00:43:27) Eurekas and bootstrapping

    (00:45:43) Time to onboard a new ingredient

    (00:47:15) Inner loops of the system

    (00:49:17) How controlled does the environment have to be?

    (00:52:51) Compute, Energy

    (00:54:12) Reliability

    (00:59:52) Current challenges

    (01:02:47) Humanoid robots

    (01:06:42) Business model

    (01:07:58) Future vision

    (01:11:51) Ghost kitchens and kitchenless houses

    (01:14:35) Final message

    (01:15:49) Outro

    11 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 18 minutes
    Delving into The Prompt Report, with Sander Schulhoff of LearnPrompting.org

    Nathan welcomes back Sander Schulhoff, creator of LearnPrompting.org, to discuss the recently released Prompt Report. In this episode of The Cognitive Revolution, we explore the current state of prompting techniques for large language models, covering best practices, challenges, and emerging trends in AI. Join us for an in-depth conversation on the future of prompt engineering and its implications for AI development.


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    RECOMMENDED PODCAST:

    Patrick McKenzie (@patio11) talks to experts who understand the complicated but not unknowable systems we rely on. You might be surprised at how quickly Patrick and his guests can put you in the top 1% of understanding for stock trading, tech hiring, and more.

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Mos4VE3figVXleHDqfXOH

    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/id1753399812https://podcasts.apple.com/id1753399812


    SPONSORS:


    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a single platform for your infrastructure, database, application development, and AI needs. OCI has four to eight times the bandwidth of other clouds; offers one consistent price, and nobody does data better than Oracle. If you want to do more and spend less, take a free test drive of OCI at https://oracle.com/cognitive

    The Brave search API can be used to assemble a data set to train your AI models and help with retrieval augmentation at the time of inference. All while remaining affordable with developer first pricing, integrating the Brave search API into your workflow translates to more ethical data sourcing and more human representative data sets. Try the Brave search API for free for up to 2000 queries per month at https://bit.ly/BraveTCR


    Omneky is an omnichannel creative generation platform that lets you launch hundreds of thousands of ad iterations that actually work customized across all platforms, with a click of a button. Omneky combines generative AI and real-time advertising data. Mention "Cog Rev" for 10% off https://www.omneky.com/


    Head to Squad to access global engineering without the headache and at a fraction of the cost: head to https://choosesquad.com/ and mention “Turpentine” to skip the waitlist.


    CHAPTERS:


    (00:00:00) About the Show

    (00:02:35) Sander Schulhoff, Learn Prompting

    (00:05:22) Hack-a-Prompt updates

    (00:12:39) The team behind the report

    (00:18:40) Sponsors: Oracle | Brave

    (00:20:48) The tech side of things (Part 2)

    (00:22:24) The taxonomy

    (00:25:06) Diamonds in the rough

    (00:28:32) Few-shot prompting design decisions

    (00:34:01) Sponsors: Omneky | Squad

    (00:35:48) Example vs. Exemplar

    (00:38:24) Exemplar Format

    (00:42:04) Elaborate Instructions

    (00:44:22) Variation in Performance

    (00:46:46) Prompt Robustness

    (00:50:54) RLHF vs. Base Models

    (00:52:42) How to improve your prompts

    (00:55:22) Ensembling

    (00:58:41) Bootstrapping into fine-tuning

    (01:02:04) Multimodal

    (01:07:41) Agents

    (01:09:47) Automated prompt engineering

    (01:12:35) Productizing learn prompting

    (01:14:28) Lessons from leading a team

    (01:16:00) Outro

    9 July 2024, 7:23 pm
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
    Building an Intelligent Business OS, with Runway CEO Siqi Chen

    Nathan interviews Siqi Chen, CEO of Runway, about revolutionizing business finance through AI. In this episode of The Cognitive Revolution, we explore how Runway is creating an intelligent business operating system that generates financial scenarios and explains complex metrics. Siqi shares insights on AI's future impact on finance, business, and society at large.


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    RECOMMENDED PODCAST:

    Patrick McKenzie (@patio11) talks to experts who understand the complicated but not unknowable systems we rely on. You might be surprised at how quickly Patrick and his guests can put you in the top 1% of understanding for stock trading, tech hiring, and more.

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Mos4VE3figVXleHDqfXOH

    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/id1753399812https://podcasts.apple.com/id1753399812


    SPONSORS:

    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a single platform for your infrastructure, database, application development, and AI needs. OCI has four to eight times the bandwidth of other clouds; offers one consistent price, and nobody does data better than Oracle. If you want to do more and spend less, take a free test drive of OCI at https://oracle.com/cognitive

    The Brave search API can be used to assemble a data set to train your AI models and help with retrieval augmentation at the time of inference. All while remaining affordable with developer first pricing, integrating the Brave search API into your workflow translates to more ethical data sourcing and more human representative data sets. Try the Brave search API for free for up to 2000 queries per month at https://bit.ly/BraveTCR

    Omneky is an omnichannel creative generation platform that lets you launch hundreds of thousands of ad iterations that actually work customized across all platforms, with a click of a button. Omneky combines generative AI and real-time advertising data. Mention "Cog Rev" for 10% off https://www.omneky.com/

    Head to Squad to access global engineering without the headache and at a fraction of the cost: head to https://choosesquad.com/ and mention “Turpentine” to skip the waitlist.


    CHAPTERS:

    (00:00:00) About the Show

    (00:02:45) Runway

    (00:06:11) AI features

    (00:12:10) Defining the syntax

    (00:14:48) How AI has been expressed since GPT-3

    (00:18:32) When did it become clear that the models were getting good enough?

    (00:24:29) Sponsors: Oracle | Brave

    (00:26:38) How the model is being asked to generate a scenario

    (00:26:38) What will drive the most improvement?

    (00:28:50) How Runway can help you make decisions

    (00:37:47) Sponsors: Omneky | Squad

    (00:39:34) Runway as a business operating system

    (00:39:51) How does the product work?

    (00:44:31) What does the future hold?

    (00:47:34) The frontier model has passed the average person

    (00:51:18) AI tools for operations

    (00:55:21) How to get the best out of AI models

    (01:00:39) How AI models can write as you

    (01:02:43) AGI, work, and the future

    (01:08:33) AI safety, regulation, and the future

    (01:11:26) Closing thoughts

    (01:12:20) Outro

    6 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 44 minutes
    The State Space Model Revolution, with Albert Gu

    Nathan hosts Albert Gu, assistant professor at CMU and co-founder of Cartesia AI, to discuss the groundbreaking Mamba architecture. In this episode of The Cognitive Revolution, we explore the state space model revolution, diving into the technical details of Mamba and Mamba 2. Join us for an insightful conversation on the future of AI architectures and their potential to transform the field.


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    RECOMMENDED PODCAST:

    Patrick McKenzie (@patio11) talks to experts who understand the complicated but not unknowable systems we rely on. You might be surprised at how quickly Patrick and his guests can put you in the top 1% of understanding for stock trading, tech hiring, and more.

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Mos4VE3figVXleHDqfXOH

    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/id1753399812https://podcasts.apple.com/id1753399812


    SPONSORS:

    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a single platform for your infrastructure, database, application development, and AI needs. OCI has four to eight times the bandwidth of other clouds; offers one consistent price, and nobody does data better than Oracle. If you want to do more and spend less, take a free test drive of OCI at https://oracle.com/cognitive


    The Brave search API can be used to assemble a data set to train your AI models and help with retrieval augmentation at the time of inference. All while remaining affordable with developer first pricing, integrating the Brave search API into your workflow translates to more ethical data sourcing and more human representative data sets. Try the Brave search API for free for up to 2000 queries per month at https://bit.ly/BraveTCR


    Omneky is an omnichannel creative generation platform that lets you launch hundreds of thousands of ad iterations that actually work customized across all platforms, with a click of a button. Omneky combines generative AI and real-time advertising data. Mention "Cog Rev" for 10% off https://www.omneky.com/


    Head to Squad to access global engineering without the headache and at a fraction of the cost: head to https://choosesquad.com/ and mention “Turpentine” to skip the waitlist.


    CHAPTERS:

    (00:00:00) About the Show

    (00:05:39) State Space Models

    (00:13:05) Intuition and inspiration

    (00:18:27) Surprises

    (00:22:33) Sponsors: Oracle | Brave

    (00:24:41) Biological inspiration

    (00:25:19) MAMBA breakthrough

    (00:30:59) How does the state work?

    (00:36:44) What is the size of the state?

    (00:39:05) Training vs. Inference (Part 1)

    (00:42:04) Sponsors: Omneky | Squad

    (00:43:51) Training vs. Inference (Part 2)

    (00:43:51) Sequence Models

    (00:49:20) Mamba inference

    (00:57:53) Mamba2 vs Mamba1

    (01:16:05) Overtraining and the future of SSMs

    (01:17:44) Training efficiency vs inference efficiency

    (01:20:52) Hybrid models

    (01:25:04) Scaling Attention Layers

    (01:30:23) Optimizing State

    (01:34:09) The extrapolation abilities of the SSMs

    (01:36:37) Sequence parallelism with Mamba 2

    (01:39:20) Why are you publishing all this?

    (01:40:46) Cartesia and Together

    (01:41:54) Outro

    4 July 2024, 8:48 am
  • 1 hour 51 minutes
    AI Safety Regulations: Prudent or Paranoid? with a16z's Martin Casado

    Dive into the profound discussion on AI expectations and the future with Martin Casado, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, as we unpack the complexity of AI systems and their potential impact on the world. Explore the differing viewpoints on AI's epistemics, possible regulatory standards, and the art of predicting AI advancements. Gain insights into the actionable outcomes of this dialogue and the significance of understanding AI before shaping policies. Join us for this episode of the Cognitive Revolution to contemplate AI's trajectory and what it might mean for humanity.


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    RECOMMENDED PODCAST:

    Patrick McKenzie (@patio11) talks to experts who understand the complicated but not unknowable systems we rely on. You might be surprised at how quickly Patrick and his guests can put you in the top 1% of understanding for stock trading, tech hiring, and more.

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Mos4VE3figVXleHDqfXOH

    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/id1753399812https://podcasts.apple.com/id1753399812


    SPONSORS:


    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a single platform for your infrastructure, database, application development, and AI needs. OCI has four to eight times the bandwidth of other clouds; offers one consistent price, and nobody does data better than Oracle. If you want to do more and spend less, take a free test drive of OCI at https://oracle.com/cognitive

    The Brave search API can be used to assemble a data set to train your AI models and help with retrieval augmentation at the time of inference. All while remaining affordable with developer first pricing, integrating the Brave search API into your workflow translates to more ethical data sourcing and more human representative data sets. Try the Brave search API for free for up to 2000 queries per month at https://bit.ly/BraveTCR

    Omneky is an omnichannel creative generation platform that lets you launch hundreds of thousands of ad iterations that actually work customized across all platforms, with a click of a button. Omneky combines generative AI and real-time advertising data. Mention "Cog Rev" for 10% off https://www.omneky.com/

    Head to Squad to access global engineering without the headache and at a fraction of the cost: head to https://choosesquad.com/ and mention “Turpentine” to skip the waitlist.


    CHAPTERS:


    (00:00:00) About the Show

    (00:03:18) AI progress

    (00:05:20) Threshold effects

    (00:12:30) Heavy-tailed universe

    (00:14:53) LLMs are not very good at unique tasks

    (00:26:27) Sponsors: Oracle | Brave

    (00:28:36) Understanding meaning

    (00:31:44) How do LLMs work? (Part 1)

    (00:36:25) Sponsors: Omneky | Squad

    (00:38:12) How do LLMs work? (Part 2)

    (00:44:01) Post-training

    (00:51:09) Simulation

    (01:04:06) Regulation

    (01:08:53) What makes AI a paradigm shift

    (01:11:51) Compute limits

    (01:20:07) Sleeper agents

    (01:23:16) Surface area of models

    (01:25:49) AI regulation

    (01:27:35) AI in medicine

    (01:29:56) AGI, superintelligence

    (01:37:04) Competition in the foundation model space

    (01:40:57) The scaling laws

    (01:44:31) The AGI convergence

    (01:45:35) Bets on the future of AI

    (01:48:20) Outro

    28 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 56 minutes
    Fluid Intelligence: Simulating Solutions with Tim Duignan

    Explore the fusion of AI and computational chemistry with University of Queensland's researcher, Tim Duignan. Learn about transforming our understanding of electrolytes, the art of simulating physical processes using neural networks, and the potential of AI in scientific breakthroughs. Discover Tim's journey creating AI models for complex system predictions and join the discussion on advancing AI's role in future scientific discoveries.


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    RECOMMENDED PODCAST:

    Byrne Hobart, the writer of The Diff, is revered in Silicon Valley. You can get an hour with him each week. See for yourself how his thinking can upgrade yours.

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6rANlV54GCARLgMOtpkzKt

    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-riff-with-byrne-hobart-and-erik-torenberg/id1716646486


    SPONSORS:

    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a single platform for your infrastructure, database, application development, and AI needs. OCI has four to eight times the bandwidth of other clouds; offers one consistent price, and nobody does data better than Oracle. If you want to do more and spend less, take a free test drive of OCI at https://oracle.com/cognitive

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    Head to Squad to access global engineering without the headache and at a fraction of the cost: head to https://choosesquad.com/ and mention “Turpentine” to skip the waitlist.


    CHAPTERS:

    (00:00:00) About the Show

    (00:02:47) Introduction

    (00:04:09) Why electrolyte solutions are important

    (00:06:53) What properties are we trying to predict with electrolyte solutions?

    (00:09:33) Battery fires

    (00:13:38) Molecular dynamics

    (00:16:40) Time step

    (00:18:51) Scaling

    (00:23:09) Sponsors: Oracle | Brave

    (00:25:17) Decoherence

    (00:27:23) Neural Network Potentials

    (00:31:04) How big are the models?

    (00:35:46) What architecture is used?

    (00:38:12) Equivariance (Part 1)

    (00:42:29) Sponsors: Omneky | Squad

    (00:44:15) Equivariance (Part 2)

    (00:44:16) AlphaFold3

    (00:46:52) Zero-shot latent space communication

    (00:48:21) What is coarse graining?

    (00:54:31) How to know if there is no crystallization

    (00:56:53) What is the role of water in the simulation?

    (01:01:25) Crystallization

    (01:05:26) Matching surfaces

    (01:09:32) Self-ionization of water

    (01:13:22) Active learning

    (01:16:41) Temperature

    (01:19:20) Ice and water

    (01:21:12) Scaling up the model

    (01:25:21) Big tech singularity

    (01:27:54) China is not far behind

    (01:29:15) Safety concerns

    (01:31:16) KANs

    (01:34:36) The future of scientific progress

    (01:39:28) The art of discovery

    (01:43:02) One model to rule them all

    (01:47:46) AGI, its risks and benefits

    (01:50:21) Power vs. Generality

    (01:53:01) Generality for Utility

    (01:53:40) Outro

    26 June 2024, 12:02 pm
  • 1 hour 39 minutes
    The AI Doctor Can See You Now, with Vivek Natarajan and Khaled Saab from Google

    Dive into the future of medicine with Google researchers Khaled Saab and Vivek Natarajan, discussing the breakthroughs in AI for healthcare. Discover how AI doctors may soon provide high-quality medical advice, enhancing global access to healthcare. Learn about the innovative use of large language models in medical applications and the potential for AI to outperform human doctors. Listen as we explore the significance of AI's role in healthcare and its implications for future medical practices, featuring insights from leaders in AI research.


    SPONSORS:

    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a single platform for your infrastructure, database, application development, and AI needs. OCI has four to eight times the bandwidth of other clouds; offers one consistent price, and nobody does data better than Oracle. If you want to do more and spend less, take a free test drive of OCI at https://oracle.com/cognitive

    The Brave search API can be used to assemble a data set to train your AI models and help with retrieval augmentation at the time of inference. All while remaining affordable with developer first pricing, integrating the Brave search API into your workflow translates to more ethical data sourcing and more human representative data sets. Try the Brave search API for free for up to 2000 queries per month at https://bit.ly/BraveTCR

    Omneky is an omnichannel creative generation platform that lets you launch hundreds of thousands of ad iterations that actually work customized across all platforms, with a click of a button. Omneky combines generative AI and real-time advertising data. Mention "Cog Rev" for 10% off https://www.omneky.com/

    Head to Squad to access global engineering without the headache and at a fraction of the cost: head to https://choosesquad.com/ and mention “Turpentine” to skip the waitlist.


    RECOMMENDED PODCAST:

    Byrne Hobart, the writer of The Diff, is revered in Silicon Valley. You can get an hour with him each week. See for yourself how his thinking can upgrade yours.

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6rANlV54GCARLgMOtpkzKt

    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-riff-with-byrne-hobart-and-erik-torenberg/id1716646486


    CHAPTERS:

    (00:00:00) About the Show

    (00:04:34) Introduction

    (00:06:35) Flamingo

    (00:11:50) Importance of data quality

    (00:13:29) Amy: AI doctor

    (00:18:44) Simulation Learning Environment

    (00:23:26) Sponsors: Oracle | Brave

    (00:25:34) Training the Agents

    (00:27:29) Tens of thousands of data points

    (00:30:35) How to incorporate new knowledge

    (00:33:21) MedGemini

    (00:34:51) Sponsors: Omneky | Squad

    (00:36:38) Uncertainty guided search

    (00:39:29) Generalist models

    (00:41:16) MedGemini, Gemini, multimodal, medical images

    (00:44:57) Future work, integration, consolidation

    (00:46:00) Cost of AI

    (00:52:38) When will AI Doctors be Deployed?

    (00:58:22) The Speed of Trust

    (00:59:58) Societal Acceptance of AI Doctors

    (01:02:06) Uncertainty-Guided Search

    (01:06:02) Med-Gemini: Chest X-Rays and CT Scans

    (01:17:38) AI Scientist

    (01:20:01) What are the principles at play?

    (01:22:58) What should we do about AI?

    (01:28:24) LLM for democratizing access to care

    (01:34:22) Final Message

    (01:35:38) Closing

    (01:36:45) Outro

    22 June 2024, 11:54 am
  • 1 hour 47 minutes
    The Case for Cautious AI Optimism, from the Consistently Candid podcast

    Dive into an accessible discussion on AI safety and philosophy, technical AI safety progress, and why catastrophic outcomes aren't inevitable. This conversation provides practical advice for AI newcomers and hope for a positive future.


    Consistently Candid Podcast : https://open.spotify.com/show/1EX89qABpb4pGYP1JLZ3BB


    SPONSORS:

    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a single platform for your infrastructure, database, application development, and AI needs. OCI has four to eight times the bandwidth of other clouds; offers one consistent price, and nobody does data better than Oracle. If you want to do more and spend less, take a free test drive of OCI at https://oracle.com/cognitive

    The Brave search API can be used to assemble a data set to train your AI models and help with retrieval augmentation at the time of inference. All while remaining affordable with developer first pricing, integrating the Brave search API into your workflow translates to more ethical data sourcing and more human representative data sets. Try the Brave search API for free for up to 2000 queries per month at https://bit.ly/BraveTCR

    Omneky is an omnichannel creative generation platform that lets you launch hundreds of thousands of ad iterations that actually work customized across all platforms, with a click of a button. Omneky combines generative AI and real-time advertising data. Mention "Cog Rev" for 10% off https://www.omneky.com/

    Head to Squad to access global engineering without the headache and at a fraction of the cost: head to https://choosesquad.com/ and mention “Turpentine” to skip the waitlist.


    Recommended Podcast:

    Byrne Hobart, the writer of The Diff, is revered in Silicon Valley. You can get an hour with him each week. See for yourself how his thinking can upgrade yours.

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6rANlV54GCARLgMOtpkzKt

    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-riff-with-byrne-hobart-and-erik-torenberg/id1716646486


    CHAPTERS:

    (00:00:00) About the Show

    (00:03:50) Intro

    (00:08:13) AI Scouting

    (00:14:42) Why arent people adopting AI more quickly?

    (00:18:25) Why dont people take advantage of AI?

    (00:22:35) Sponsors: Oracle | Brave

    (00:24:42) How to get a better understanding of AI

    (00:31:16) How to handle the public discourse around AI

    (00:34:02) Scaling and research

    (00:43:18) Sponsors: Omneky | Squad

    (00:45:03) The pause

    (00:47:29) Algorithmic efficiency

    (00:52:52) Red Teaming in Public

    (00:55:41) Deepfakes

    (01:01:02) AI safety

    (01:04:00) AI moderation

    (01:07:03) Why not a doomer

    (01:09:10) AI understanding human values

    (01:15:00) Interpretability research

    (01:18:30) AI safety leadership

    (01:21:55) AI safety respectability politics

    (01:33:42) China

    (01:37:22) Radical uncertainty

    (01:39:53) P(doom)

    (01:42:30) Where to find the guest

    (01:44:48) Outro

    19 June 2024, 2:49 pm
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