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Topic: AI risk

AI risk refers to the potential for advanced artificial intelligence systems to pose existential threats to humanity, such as uncontrolled technological progress, AI misuse, and AI arms races.

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The podcast episodes provided discuss the significant risks and challenges associated with the development of advanced AI systems, particularly the potential for such systems to become superintelligent and misaligned with human values, leading to catastrophic outcomes for humanity.

Several episodes, such as Liron Shapira on Superintelligence Goals, #361 - Sam Bankman-Fried & Effective Altruism, and Eliezer Yudkowsky - Why AI Will Kill Us, Aligning LLMs, Nature of Intelligence, SciFi, & Rationality, delve into the existential risks posed by advanced AI, the difficulties in aligning AI systems with human values, and the need for coordinated efforts to address these challenges.

The episodes highlight the importance of AI safety research, responsible development of AI technologies, and the potential consequences of failing to solve the 'alignment problem' between AI systems and human interests.

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