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All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg

E147: TED goes woke, Canada's Nazi blunder, AI adds vision, plus: who owns OpenAI?

Sep 29, 2023
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Guest Coleman Hughes discusses his experience with TED and the ideological shift within the organization. The podcast covers topics such as focusing on class instead of race when implementing policies, a controversial moment in the Canadian parliament, OpenAI ownership speculation, and the next evolution of AI in the form of multimodal and consumer hardware. The discussion also touches on hiring based on personal values, institutional failure, mistaking Twitter commentary for wider population sentiments, critique of wokism, and controversies surrounding political figures and associations.
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  • Institutional capture can lead to the suppression of dissenting views, impacting the original mission of organizations like TED.
  • Engaging in rational discourse, irrespective of race, is crucial for productive conversations and avoiding the influence of media and elite perspectives.

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Summary of the Podcast Episode

During this podcast episode, Coleman Hughes discusses his experience of giving a TED talk titled 'A Case for Color Blindness' and the subsequent reactions and controversy surrounding it. He explains that while his talk was well-received by the majority of the audience, it faced pushback and internal meltdowns within TED staff members. He highlights the importance of treating people without regard to race in personal lives and public policy. Hughes also addresses the issue of institutional capture, where organizations prioritize certain ideologies and suppress dissenting views. He questions the leadership of TED and suggests alternative approaches such as starting new institutions with the right ethos and valuing free and open discourse.

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