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  • Mariane Bunn

LinkedIn's co-founder interviewed his AI Deepfake. Impressive!

Theres a humanoid robot sitting downs in front of a white, blue eyes man wearing a grey suit. In between them, there are some words written, that remind a dialogue or interview.

Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn, recently engaged in a unique interview with a digital clone of himself, created using artificial intelligence (AI). This event showcased both the potential and the concerns surrounding AI technology. The AI, named Reid AI, was developed using OpenAI's GPT-4 and trained on Hoffman's extensive public records, including his speeches and books. Throughout the interview, they touched on various topics, including the need for AI regulation, the future of technology, and even personal advice on improving Hoffman's LinkedIn profile.

Hoffman, who is known for his support of AI, expressed mixed feelings about interacting with his deepfake. He found the experience surprisingly interesting, despite initial reservations. The conversation delved into the ethical implications of deepfakes, the potential for AI to impact jobs, and the importance of establishing guidelines for the use of such technologies. Reid AI, interestingly, advocated for government regulation to ensure that AI advancements contribute positively to society and that their benefits are distributed fairly.

The interview highlighted Hoffman's belief in embracing AI technology as a means to advance humanity, drawing parallels with historical technological shifts like the steam engine. He argues that society can benefit from AI by learning to adapt to its challenges collectively. Hoffman's stance on AI is rooted in the concept of "blitzscaling," which emphasizes rapid growth and innovation, suggesting that a similar approach should be applied to AI development to maximize its potential benefits for humanity.

You can watch the full video on his LinkedIn profile here.


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