Anonymous founders of the Effective Accelerations (e/acc) movement @Bayeslord and Beff Jezoz (@BasedBeff) join Erik Torenberg, Dan Romero, and Nathan Labenz to debate views on AI sa...
Anonymous founders of the Effective Accelerations (e/acc) movement @Bayeslord and Beff Jezoz (@BasedBeff) join Erik Torenberg, Dan Romero, and Nathan Labenz to debate views on AI safety. We record our interviews with Riverside. Go to https://bit.ly/Riverside_MoZ + use code ZEN for 20%.
(3:00) Intro to effective accelerationism
(8:00) Differences between effective accelerationism and effective altruism
(23:00) Effective accelerationism is bottoms-up
(46:00) “Equanimity amidst the singularity”
(48:30) Why AI safety is the wrong frame
(56:00) Pushing back against effective accelerationism
(1:06:00) The case for AI safety
(1:24:00) Upgrading civilizational infrastructure
(1:33:00) Effective accelerationism is anti-fragile
(1:39:00) Will we botch AI like we botched nuclear?
(1:46:00) Hidden costs of emphasizing downsides
(2:00:00) Are we in the same position as neanderthals, before humans?
(2:09:00) “Doomerism has an unpriced opportunity cost of upside“
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Thank you Secureframe for sponsoring (Use "Moment of Zen" for 20% discount) and Graham Bessellieu for production.