The Mind Killer
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Episode 83 - Sweet David Content

Episode 83 - Sweet David Content

Wes, Eneasz, and David keep the rationalist community informed about what’s going on outside of the rationalist community

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News discussed:

California, Arizona and Nevada agrees to cut at least 3 million acre-feet of water

China has banned US chip maker Micron from selling to Chinese companies working on key infrastructure projects

Trump found liable for sexual assault

Feds approved Manhattan congestion pricing plan

Was Qualified Immunity snuck in by an asshole?

Meta has been fined a record-breaking €1.2 billion ($1.3 billion) by European Union regulators for violating EU privacy laws by transferring the personal data of Facebook users to servers in the United States

Supreme Court upholds California ban on 'unethical' pork, Proposition 12

Gorsuch opinion!

Rules against plaintiffs attempting to hold Google + Twitter financially liable for terrorists

Andy Warhol estate infringed a photographers copyright in a photograph of the musician Prince when it licensed an image Warhol derived from that photograph to serve as a magazine cover

Extreme dissent by Kagan

Rebuttal to dissent from Sotomayor 

The rich and fabulous will still be able to get licenses when they need them, but the poor and obscure won’t

White House AI meeting - Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, OpenAI’s Sam Altman, and Anthropic CEO Dario Amodei, + Kamala Harris

Altman testifies before Congress, recommends regulation

Senator Blumenthal (D-CT): "I think you have said, in fact, and I'm gonna quote, 'Development of superhuman machine intelligence is probably the greatest threat to the continued existence of humanity.' You may have had in mind the effect on jobs”

Sam Altman has privately suggested OpenAI may try to raise as much as $100 billion in the coming years to achieve its aim of developing artificial general intelligence that is advanced enough to improve its own capabilities

OpenAI published an official public statement on regulation.

Anthropic's chat context window expanded to 100k tokens

Who pissed off the Orcas

Happy News!

Semaglutide ends addictive behavior for some users? People taking Ozempic for weight loss say they have also stopped drinking, smoking, shopping, and even nail biting

Pill form passed phase 3 trial

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The Mind Killer
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Your hosts Wesley Fenza, Eneasz Brodski, and David Spearman discuss the week's news.