Misalignment, AI & Moloch | Daniel Schmachtenberger and Liv Boeree
A deep dive into the game theory and exponential growth underlying our modern economic system, and how recent advancements in AI are poised to turn up the pressure on that system, and its wider environment, in ways we have never seen before. Not a conversation for the faint hearted, but crucial nonetheless.
Daniel Schmachtenberger is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue around global catastrophic risks and technology.
03:21 Moloch Framework
13:20 Meta Crisis
27:52 Bad People or Bad System?
32:13 Capitalism & Moloch
52:35 Incentive Pressures Driving Misalignment
58:02 Moloch Driving AI Development
01:01:54 AI Risks Pre AGI
01:08:35 AI Accelerates Existing Systemic Issues
01:16:39 Social Media
01:20:09 Alternative Goals
01:25:00 Cooperation on AI
01:29:20 Call to Action
This video is part of a series on game theory, civilizational risk, and Moloch: the God of unhealthy competition. It is the bad guy of humanity’s story, and time is running out for us to figure out how to defeat it.