Exponential View with Azeem Azhar

How will the future unfold? What is the impact of technology on business & society? As technology reorders the world in which live, who will be the winners and who will be the losers? Join Azeem Azhar, curator of the Exponential View newsletter, in deep conversation with the world's leading thinkers and practitioners exploring these and other important questions. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.



episode 1: How GPT-3 Is Shaping Our AI Future

OpenAI stunned the world with the release of Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3), the world’s most impressive language-generating AI. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman joins Azeem Azhar to reflect on the huge attention generated by GPT-3 and what it heralds for the future research and development toward the creation of a true artificial general intelligence (AGI).

They also explore:

  • How AGI could be used both to reduce and exacerbate inequality.
  • How governance models need to change to address the growing power of technology companies.
  • How Altman’s experience leading Y Combinator informed his leadership of OpenAI.

Further reading:

  • “The messy, secretive reality behind OpenAI’s bid to save the world” (Wired, 2020)
  • “Sam Altman’s Manifest Destiny” (New Yorker, 2016)
  • “Governance in the Age of AI” (Exponential View Podcast, 2019)


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