The Surgeon General’s social media warning and the existential risks of AI
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US Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy says social media poses a “deep risk of harm” to young people. Why do some in the tech industry disagree?
Then Ajeya Cotra, an AI researcher, on how AI could lead to a doomsday scenario.
Plus: Pass the hat. Kevin and Casey play a game they call HatGPT.
“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Rose and Casey Newton and produced by Davis Land and Rachel Cohn. The show is edited by Jen Poyant. Engineering by Alyssa Moxley and original music by Dan Powell, Elisheba Ittoop, Marion Lozano, Sophia Lanman and Rowan Niemisto. Fact Check by Caitlin Love.
Special thanks to Paula Szuchman, Pui-Wing Tam, Nell Gallogly, Kate LoPresti and Jeffrey Miranda.