Thiel on Being Too Risk Adverse, Whether to Fear AI, and the Limits of Globalization

The latest episode of Conversations With Bill Kristol features Peter Thiel: “In this wide-ranging conversation, Peter Thiel discusses the global economy, the state of technology, and the future of computing and artificial intelligence. Thiel argues that we have had less technological innovation over the last few decades and explains one reason is an increasing aversion to risk. Finally, Kristol and Thiel discuss artificial intelligence and the extent to which it might transform our lives,” writes the Foundation for Constitutional Government, the sponsor of the series. Key excerpts include: On the innovation slowdown THIEL: Certainly if we went back to say 1968, and you asked where would people have thought the world would be by the year 2016, it’s fallen way short. If you look at the movie Back…


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