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AI-Generated Audio for Planned Obsolescence
AI-Generated Audio for Planned Obsolescence
Ajeya Cotra, Kelsey Piper

Audio versions of posts at https://www.planned-obsolescence.org/ Read by AI trained on the author's voice. Please excuse any stiltedness -- it's learning!

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Scale, schlep, and systems

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Language models surprised us

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Could AI accelerate economic growth?

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The costs of caution

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Continuous doesn't mean slow

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AIs accelerating AI research

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Is it time for a pause?

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The ethics of AI red-teaming

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Alignment researchers disagree a lot

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Training AIs to help us align AIs

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AI-Generated Audio for Planned Obsolescence
Scale, schlep, and systems
AI-Generated Audio for Planned Obsolescence