Reflections on AI and season one

May 24, 2023

What is the future of the Possible podcast? This week, Reid and Aria wrap up the first season of the podcast with reflections on the show, its guests, and what’s been covered so far. Plus, Reid discusses his new company, Inflection; his book, Impromptu; and what’s next for Possible.   Read the transcript of this episode here.  Listen to Reid’s Vanderbilt commencement speech here. Read Impromptu by Reid Hoffman with GPT-4 here.  Learn more about Reid’s and Mustafa’s company, Inflection, and Pi here. For more info on the podcast and transcripts of all of the episodes, visit www.possible.fm/podcast. Topics: 1:41 - Motivations for making the podcast 6:19 - Highlights from guest conversations in Season One 11:52 - The show’s special guest: GPT-4 16:15 - Reid’s new company, Inflection 19:46 - The future of the Possible podcast 22:38 - Reid’s book, Impromptu 27:29 - The value of positivity and friendship Possible is a new podcast that sketches out the brightest version of the future—and what it will take to get there. Most of all, it asks: what if, in the future, everything breaks humanity's way? Hosted by Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger, each episode features an interview with a visionary from a different field: climate science, media, criminal justice, and more. The conversation also features another kind of guest: GPT-4, OpenAI’s latest and most powerful language model to date. Each episode has a companion story, generated by GPT-4, which will serve as a jumping-off point for a hopeful, speculative discussion about what humanity could possibly get right if we leverage technology—and our collective effort—effectively. Possible is produced by Wonder Media Network and hosted by Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger. Our showrunner is Shaun Young. Possible is produced by Edie Allard and Sara Schleede. Jenny Kaplan is our Executive Producer and Editor. Special thanks to Surya Yalamanchili, Saida Sapieva, Ian Alas, Greg Beato, Ben Relles.

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