Towards Artificial General Intelligence with Greg Brockman

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The show is part of a series that I’m really excited about, in part because I’ve been working to bring them to you for quite a while now. The focus of the series is a sampling of the interesting work being done over at OpenAI, the independent AI research lab founded by Elon Musk, Sam Altman and others. In this episode, I’m joined by Greg Brockman, OpenAI Co-Founder and CTO. Greg and I touch on a bunch of topics in the show. We start with the founding and goals of OpenAI, before diving into a discussion on Artificial General Intelligence, what it means to achieve it, and how they’re going about doing so safely and without bias.

We also touch on how to massively scale neural networks and their training training and the evolution of computational frameworks for AI. This conversation is not only informative and nerd alert worthy, but we cover some very important topics, so please take it all in, enjoy, and send along your feedback!

Thanks to our Sponsor

Support for this OpenAI Series is brought to you by our friends at NVIDIA, a company which is also a supporter of OpenAI itself. If you’re listening to this podcast, you already know about NVIDIA and all the great things they’re doing to support advancements in AI research and practice. What you may not know is that the company has a significant presence at the NIPS conference going on this week in Long Beach California, including four accepted papers. To learn more about the NVIDIA presence at NIPS head on over to, and be sure to visit them at the conference.

TWIML Online Meetup

The details of our next TWIML Online Meetup have been posted! On Wednesday, December 13th, at 3pm Pacific Time, we will be joined by Bruno Gonçalves, who will be presenting the paper “Understanding Deep Learning Requires Rethinking Generalization”. If you’re already registered for the meetup, you should have already received an invitation with all the details. If you still need to register for the meetup, head over to to do so. We hope to see you there!

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