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Is Human Intelligence Outpacing AI?

Are we cyborgs? Elon Musk thinks so.

We’re on the cusp of world-changing breakthroughs in AI, neural networks, and quantum computing. What does that mean for human intelligence?

Today we’re rolling out the inaugural episode of Better Intelligence, a podcast about intelligence and how humans and machines are shaping the future together.

My first guest is Victor Owuor. He’s a polymath, a rocket scientist, and one of the smartest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. He has two bachelor’s degrees and two master’s degrees from MIT, in electrical engineering and AeroAstro, as well as a JD from Harvard Law School.

Victor has worked in product development and technology for more than 15 years, in roles such as senior director for strategy and product management at Oracle. Victor now works at Clio Health, where he oversees product design and technology for some of the most advanced AI-driven health applications.

In this episode we discuss how we might overcome the limits of Moore’s Law, why humans are doing better on IQ tests now than they did 50 years ago, whether pigeons are smarter than oncologists, and how far the most intelligent computing algorithms are from rivaling the human mind.

Listen below and let us know what you think — are we already cyborgs?

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