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Amateur read-throughs of blog posts on, for those who prefer listening to reading. Available on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts by searching Cold Takes Audio.

Episode Date
What AI companies can do today to help with the most important century
Feb 20, 2023
Jobs that can help with the most important century
Feb 10, 2023
Spreading messages to help with the most important century
Jan 25, 2023
How we could stumble into AI catastrophe
Jan 13, 2023
Transformative AI issues (not just misalignment): an overview
Jan 05, 2023
Racing Through a Minefield: the AI Deployment Problem
Dec 22, 2022
High-level hopes for AI aligment
Dec 15, 2022
AI safety seems hard to measure
Dec 08, 2022
Why Would AI "Aim" To Defeat Humanity?
Nov 29, 2022
The Track Record of Futurists Seems ... Fine
Jun 30, 2022
Nonprofit Boards are Weird
Jun 23, 2022
AI Could Defeat All Of Us Combined
Jun 07, 2022
Useful Vices for Wicked Problems
Apr 12, 2022
Ideal governance (for companies, countries and more)
Apr 05, 2022
Debating myself on whether “extra lives lived” are as good as “deaths prevented”
Mar 29, 2022
The Wicked Problem Experience
Mar 02, 2022
Learning By Writing
Feb 22, 2022
Defending One-Dimensional Ethics
Feb 15, 2022
Future-Proof Ethics
Feb 02, 2022
Stakeholder Management and Cost Disease
Jan 27, 2022
Reader reactions and update on "Where's Today's Beethoven"
Jan 25, 2022
Why it matters if "ideas get harder to find"
Jan 11, 2022
Where's Today's Beethoven?
Jan 04, 2022
The Bayesian Mindset
Dec 21, 2021
Visualizing Utopia
Dec 14, 2021
Why Describing Utopia Goes Badly
Dec 07, 2021
Minimal-trust investigations
Nov 23, 2021
Did life get better during the pre-industrial era? (Ehhhh)
Nov 23, 2021
Falling everyday violence, bigger wars and atrocities: how do they net out?
Nov 16, 2021
Rowing, Steering, Anchoring, Equity, Mutiny
Nov 09, 2021
Unraveling the evidence about violence among very early humans
Nov 02, 2021
Was life better in hunter-gatherer times?
Oct 26, 2021
Pre-agriculture gender relations seem bad
Oct 19, 2021
Has Life Gotten Better?: the Post-Industrial Era
Oct 12, 2021
Has Life Gotten Better?
Oct 05, 2021
Summary of history (empowerment and well-being lens)
Sep 28, 2021
Why AI alignment could be hard with modern deep learning (guest post by Ajeya Cotra)
Sep 20, 2021
Call to Vigilance
Sep 15, 2021
How to make the best of the most important century?
Sep 14, 2021
AI Timelines: Where the Arguments, and the ”Experts,” Stand
Sep 07, 2021
Forecasting transformative AI: the ”biological anchors” method in a nutshell
Aug 31, 2021
Are we "trending toward" transformative AI? (How would we know?)
Aug 24, 2021
Forecasting transformative AI: what's the burden of proof?
Aug 17, 2021
Forecasting Transformative AI, Part 1: What Kind of AI?
Aug 10, 2021
This Can't Go On
Aug 02, 2021
Digital People Part 3 - Implications
Jul 27, 2021
Digital People Part 2 (optional) - FAQ
Jul 27, 2021
Digital People Part 1 - intro
Jul 27, 2021
The Duplicator
Jul 19, 2021
All Possible Views About Humanity's Future Are Wild
Jul 13, 2021