74. Self-deception and decision-making with Robin Hanson
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David speaks with Robin Hanson, an associate professor of economics at George Mason University and co-author of The Elephant in the Brain.

They talked about:

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ The hidden self-deception in our beliefs

๐Ÿค” How to improve your thinking

๐Ÿ™ˆ Hidden desires in social and economic policy

๐Ÿคตโ€โ™‚๏ธ Experts, elites, and the institution reform

๐Ÿข Stratification in hiring and IQ bias

๐Ÿง  Agency in decision-making

๐Ÿค– AI bias and engineering constraints

๐Ÿ“ How close are we to artificial general intelligence (AGI)

๐Ÿ“œFull transcript:


๐Ÿ“น Watch on Youtube


๐Ÿ‘ค Connect with Robin:

Twitter: @robinhanson | https://twitter.com/robinhanson

Books: The Elephant in the Brain | https://amzn.to/3m5z7yR

The Age of Em | https://amzn.to/3ZVIA9X

๐Ÿ—ฃ Mentioned in the show:

lephant in the Brain | https://amzn.to/3m5z7yR

The Age of Em | https://amzn.to/3ZVIA9X

Sadiq Khan | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadiq_Khan

Testing Tax Career Agents | https://www.overcomingbias.com/p/testing-tax-career-agentshtml

Garrett Jones | https://www.theknowledge.io/garettjones/

Fermi's famous question | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_problem

Great Filter | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Filter

Francis Fukuyama | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Fukuyama

The End of History and the Last Man | https://amzn.to/3Kxr86X

Emil Durkheim | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ร‰mile_Durkheim

Al Agnes Callard | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_Callard

Grabby Aliens | https://grabbyaliens.com/

Google Glass | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Glass

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