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Topic: AI Capabilities Research

AI capabilities research involves developing more powerful and versatile artificial intelligence systems with the potential to tackle a wide range of tasks.

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The podcast episodes discuss various perspectives on the progress and potential impacts of increasing AI capabilities, including the risks of AI misalignment and the need for effective governance and policy responses.

For example, in episode #184 of the 80,000 Hours Podcast, Zvi Mowshowitz strongly advises against working on AI capabilities research at leading labs, considering it to be one of the most destructive jobs in terms of existential risk.

In episode on the Future of Life Institute Podcast, Samuel Hammond examines how artificial general intelligence (AGI) could arrive sooner than anticipated, with profound disruptive impacts across economies, governments and social institutions.

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