S03 E18
26 Jun 2023/01:11:21

Okay, Doomer: A Rebuttal to AI Doom-mongering

Bryan and Adam offer a rebuttal to the AI doomerism that has been gaining volume. And--hoo-boy--this one had some range. Heaven’s Gate, ceteris paribus, WWII, derpy security robots, press-fit DIMM sockets, async Rust, etc. And optimistic as always: the hardware and systems AI doomers imagine are incredibly hard to get right; let’s see AIs help us before we worry about our own obsolescence!

On this episode Bryan Cantrill and Adam Leventhal were on a rant; but we welcome others on-stage!

Some of the topics we hit on, in the order that we hit them:

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