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80,000 Hours Podcast
80,000 Hours Podcast
Rob, Luisa, Keiran, and the 80,000 Hours team

Unusually in-depth conversations about the world's most pressing problems and what you can do to solve them. Subscribe by searching for '80000... more

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#190 – Eric Schwitzgebel on whether the US is conscious

"One of the most amazing things about planet Earth is that there are complex bags of mostly water — you... more

07 Jun 2024 · 2 hours,
#189 – Rachel Glennerster on how “market shaping” could help solve climate change, pandemics, and other global problems

"You can’t charge what something is worth during a pandemic. So we estimated that the value of one course of... more

29 May 2024 · 2 hours, 48 minutes
#188 – Matt Clancy on whether science is good

"Suppose we make these grants, we do some of those experiments I talk about. We discover, for example — I’m... more

23 May 2024 · 2 hours, 40 minutes
#187 – Zach Weinersmith on how researching his book turned him from a space optimist into a "space bastard"

"Earth economists, when they measure how bad the potential for exploitation is, they look at things like, how is labour... more

14 May 2024 · 3 hours, 6 minutes
#186 – Dean Spears on why babies are born small in Uttar Pradesh, and how to save their lives

"I work in a place called Uttar Pradesh, which is a state in India with 240 million people. One in... more

01 May 2024 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
#185 – Lewis Bollard on the 7 most promising ways to end factory farming, and whether AI is going to be good or bad for animals

"The constraint right now on factory farming is how far can you push the biology of these animals? But AI... more

18 Apr 2024 · 2 hours, 33 minutes
#184 – Zvi Mowshowitz on sleeping on sleeper agents, and the biggest AI updates since ChatGPT

Many of you will have heard of Zvi Mowshowitz as a superhuman information-absorbing-and-processing machine — which he definitely is. As... more

11 Apr 2024 · 3 hours, 31 minutes
AI governance and policy (Article)

Today’s release is a reading of our career review of AI governance and policy, written and narrated by Cody Fenwick.Advanced... more

28 Mar 2024 · 51 minutes
#183 – Spencer Greenberg on causation without correlation, money and happiness, lightgassing, hype vs value, and more

"When a friend comes to me with a decision, and they want my thoughts on it, very rarely am I... more

14 Mar 2024 · 2 hours, 36 minutes
#182 – Bob Fischer on comparing the welfare of humans, chickens, pigs, octopuses, bees, and more

"[One] thing is just to spend time thinking about the kinds of things animals can do and what their lives... more

08 Mar 2024 · 2 hours, 21 minutes
80,000 Hours Podcast
#190 – Eric Schwitzgebel on whether the US is conscious
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