The Surgeon Basic’s Social Media Warning and A.I.’s Existential Dangers
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The U.S. surgeon basic, Dr. Vivek Murthy, says social media poses a “profound danger of hurt” to younger individuals. Why do some within the tech trade disagree?
Then, Ajeya Cotra, an A.I. researcher, on how A.I. may result in a doomsday state of affairs.
Plus: Pass the hat. Kevin and Casey play a recreation they name HatGPT.
“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton and produced by Davis Land and Rachel Cohn. The present is edited by Jen Poyant. Engineering by Alyssa Moxley and authentic music by Dan Powell, Elisheba Ittoop, Marion Lozano, Sophia Lanman and Rowan Niemisto. Fact-checking by Caitlin Love.
Special due to Paula Szuchman, Pui-Wing Tam, Nell Gallogly, Kate LoPresti and Jeffrey Miranda.