My guest today is Rob Reich. Rob is a political science and philosophy professor at Stanford University. He is the Director of Stanford’s McCoy Centre for Ethics and Society and Associate Director of Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. Rob is also the author of “Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better”, and the co-author of “System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot”, “Digital Technology and Democratic Theory”, “Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values” and many more. We talk about the culture of Silicon Valley, the problem with optimization, the externalities caused by Big Tech, and the problem of censorship by Big Tech. We also go on to discuss artificial intelligence, the famous “Experience Machine” thought experiment, and much more.
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