The concept of artificial intelligence is a topic that fascinates humans. Developing machines that mimic humans’ problem-solving and decision-making capabilities would be the pinnacle of technology. Someone who is very captivated by the world of AI and its implications for humanity is UFC color commentator, Joe Rogan. He has often discussed this topic with various guests on his podcast and has even invited AI experts to join him on the show.
Once, on the Joe Rogan Experience, the former Fear Factor host shared his fear of the potential of artificial intelligence. Twitter and Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, joined Joe on that particular episode of the JRE.
Then, Joe Rogan brought up Elon’s tweet about the Boston Dynamics robot that moved faster than humans could see with the naked eye. During his monologue, Rogan seemed genuinely concerned about the effects and potential of AI.
Rogan revealed that the way Elon and Sam Harris talked about AI terrified Rogan. He said, “You scare the sh*t out of me when you talk about AI. Between you and Sam Harris. I didn’t even consider it till I had a podcast with Sam Harris once, He made me sh*t my pants. Talking about AI I realized, ‘Oh this is a genie we’re never getting back in the bottle’.”
The Joe Rogan AI Experience
As someone who is very entrenched in the world of AI, Joe Rogan takes a lot of effort to remain on the cutting edge. This is why Joe immediately addressed the emergence of the AI tool, ChatGPT. Moreover, with guests such as Bret Weinstein, Lex Fridman, and Peter Attia, Joe discussed whether the universal adoption of the chatbot generated by OpenAI was a good idea.
In a surprising turn of events a fully synthesized, 51-minute episode of the JRE created using ChatGPT went viral online recently. The episode features AI-generated voice models of Joe Rogan and OpenAI CEO, Sam Altman partaking in a conversation about AI.
Throughout the episode, the artificial voices of Sam and Joe discussed a multitude of topics. These topics included the need for ethics in AI, ChatGPT’s impact on the content industry, and a lot more. Given no context, one would assume this was picked straight from Spotify’s catalog of JRE episodes.
This eerie podcast episode very quickly caught Joe Rogan’s eye. He addressed it on Twitter, writing, “This is going to get very slippery, kids.” Even in its initial stages, we can the see proficiency of the AI tool in mimicking human voices and conversations. How long before Joe Rogan actually has a conversation with a sentient machine on his podcast?