Episodes
Craig Newmark the Pigeon Man / more AI Music Boston Dynamics' Atlas humanoid robot goes electric Marques Brownlee calls the Humane AI pin "the worst product I've ever reviewed." limitless ai brilliant.xyz Maria Cantwell wants a privacy law. She's been one of its biggest obstacles. Experts Provide Early Analysis of the American Privacy Rights Act Unclear Protections in the American Privacy Rights Act Not Worth Broad Preemption Google tests stopping news links in California because of...
Published 04/18/24
Published 04/18/24
Google Shows AI Model Is Enterprise-Ready After Gemini Mishaps The Internet Archive Just Backed Up an Entire Caribbean Island FCC chair rejects call to impose Universal Service fees on broadband Talking about the old internet Jeff's paper on the California Journalism Preservation Act Twitter's Clumsy Pivot to X.com Is a Gift to Phishers Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil its robotaxi on Aug. 8; shares pop SF Giants using facial recognition tech to fast-track ticket line NYC Chicken Shop...
Published 04/11/24
The great rewiring: is social media really behind an epidemic of teenage mental illness? Here Are the Cable News Ratings for March 2024 Why YouTube Decided to Take Over Cable Television YouTube is increasing the price of premium (Red) subscription by nearly 50% Why Did Matt Farley Put a Song About Me on Spotify? Google Pledges to Destroy Browsing Data to Settle 'Incognito' Lawsuit 20 years of Gmail AT&T resets account passcodes after millions of customer records leak online Yahoo...
Published 04/04/24
Daniel Kahneman, Who Plumbed the Psychology of Economics, Dies at 90 Andrew Huberman's Mechanisms of Control Bill Maher to Launch Podcast Network Vinyl records outsell CDs for the second year running AI news that's fit to print How Google uses AI to improve global flood forecasting Elon Musk requires 'FSD' demo for every prospective Tesla buyer in North America 8 Google Employees Invented Modern AI. Here's the Inside Story BBC develops AI plans and talks to Big Tech over archives...
Published 03/28/24
Matt Levine attracts online ire for column, 'Slorg Is Sorry He Burnt Slerf' AI Prompt Engineering Is Dead Long live AI prompt engineering Sam Bankman-Fried Says 50-Year Sentence Only Suitable for a 'Super Villain' Google hit with $270M fine in France as authority finds news publishers' data was used for Gemini Mikah & Jeff react to nVidia event OpenAI is expected to release a 'materially better' GPT-5 for its chatbot mid-year OpenAI's chatbot store is filling up with spam The Check...
Published 03/21/24
Told You So: Amazon, Google Quietly Tamp Down Generative AI Expectations European Lawmakers Approve Landmark AI Legislation TikTok Will Use Every Legal Tool to Fight a Forced Sale ex-Activision CEO Bobby Kotick expressed interest in buying TikTok, floated the idea of partnering w/ Sam Altman and others Automakers Are Sharing Consumers' Driving Behavior With Insurance Companies Karl Bode breaks it down at TechDirt Ed's podcast episode about Musk's Uncharitable Charity Elon boots a Don...
Published 03/14/24
OpenAI and Elon Musk Something Like Fire Former Twitter Executives Sue Musk Over Unpaid Severance Spain tells Sam Altman, Worldcoin to shut down its eyeball-scanning orbs Life House CEO Departs After The Information's Report on Company South Korean streamers struggle with Twitch's sudden exit Here Come the AI Worms Open letter: A Safe Harbor for Independent AI Evaluation Microsoft engineer who raised concerns about Copilot image creator pens letter to the FTC Pixel phones just got...
Published 03/07/24
Gemini and Google's Culture Klarna says its OpenAI virtual assistant does the work of 700 humans OpenAI says New York Times 'hacked' ChatGPT to build copyright lawsuit Tyler Perry halts $800m studio expansion after being shocked by AI Kids left disappointed by Willy Wonka theme park grift Google co-founder Sergey Brin sued over a plane crash that killed two pilots last year MWC 2024: Motorola's Rollable Concept phone laughs at your silly foldable Peering through Lenovo's transparent...
Published 02/29/24
Introducing Molly White Reddit Is Said to Sign AI Content Licensing Deal Ahead of IPO Quora raised $75M from a16z to grow Poe, its AI chat bot platform End of an era: The phone book goes the way of the fax machine as it drops through doors for the very last time after almost 150 years Air Canada must honor refund policy invented by airline's chatbot Sam Altman Seeks Trillions of Dollars to Reshape Business of Chips and AI How Google is killing independent sites like ours - HouseFresh...
Published 02/22/24
Leo opens his copy of "Shift Happens" Nvidia CEO calls for "Sovereign AI" as his firm overtakes Amazon in market value Sarah Silverman's copyright infringement suit against OpenAI will advance in pared-down form The rise of obituary spam Biden administration taps Gina Raimondo to direct new AI Safety Institute University of Pennsylvania announces first AI undergrad degree When Your Technical Skills Are Eclipsed, Your Humanity Will Matter More Than Ever "Societal misalignments" could...
Published 02/15/24
Apple vision pro talk Your phone isn't listening to you: The myth and its origins Bluesky Opens Up Taylor Swift joins Elon Musk in trying to silence student who tracks celebrity jets UMG Pulls it's music out of TikTok The unlikely 3 million electric toothbrush DDoS attack YouTube TV Number of Subscribers Revealed in Neal Mohan Letter ESPN, Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery to form sports streaming service venture Blazing Saddles 50th bday Google Bard to become 'Gemini' on February 7...
Published 02/08/24
Social Media CEOs Testify The 27 Bills That Became Law in 2023 Google parent Alphabet ad revenue disappoints, CapEx up; shares sink 6% There Are 14 Billion Videos on YouTube Elon Musk: First Human Receives Neuralink Brain Chip Amazon Drops $1.4 Billion iRobot Deal; Vacuum Maker Cuts Jobs Rhyming AI-powered clock sometimes lies about the time, makes up words Police Arrest Teen Said to Be Linked to Hundreds of Swatting Attacks Finding The Air Cannon Universal Music Group Says It Will...
Published 02/01/24
Most Top News Sites Block AI Bots. Right-Wing Media Welcomes Them Don't Fuss About Training AIs. Train Our Kids Sports Illustrated Thrown Into Chaos With Mass Layoffs Is it time to give up on old news? Instagram's new 'nighttime nudges' aim to reduce teens' time on the app The Quiet Death of Ello's Big Dreams The FTC orders Intuit to stop promoting its products as "free" unless they are actually free for all consumers, after an FTC judge found TurboTax ads misleading An online...
Published 01/25/24
Is A.I. the Death of I.P.? Samsung Unpacked recap Google Is Laying Off Hundreds of Workers in Its Voice Assistant, AR Teams Google Formally Endorses Right to Repair, Will Lobby to Pass Repair Laws Google Maps now supports Bluetooth beacons in tunnels Apple revises US App Store rules to let developers link to outside payment methods, feat a scary message! Jeff's op-ed proposing that Bell Labs be turned into a Museum and School of the Internet Peacock's AFC Wild Card game was the...
Published 01/18/24
Paris' big story: A Healthtech Unicorn Leaves a Trail of Clinic Complaints, Concerns Over Billing Practices The Information's 10th Anniversary Plagiarism Is Fine OpenAI's response to the NYT lawsuit Fair Use, The Internet Archive, And Why We Bother To Have Copyright Law At All Gaming voice actors blindsided by 'garbage' union AI deal Asus' new laptop has two screens and a removable keyboard I.R.S. to Begin Trial of Its Own Free Tax-Filing System EFF Unveils Its New Street Level...
Published 01/11/24
NYTimes sues OpenAI How OpenAI could recreate Times quotes OpenAI's annualized revenue reportedly tops $1.6B As Assistant with Bard inches toward launch, here's its UI in action Podcast police TikToker 'Tunnel Girl' ordered to stop viral digging project under Virginia home Apps will now be reporting your earnings to tax authorities The Internet Is About to Get Weird Again Seattle's Zulily will 'wind down' its business and liquidate its assets Google agrees to settle Chrome incognito...
Published 01/04/24
Leo looks back at the best stories they covered in 2023. Microsoft reportedly plans to invest $10 billion in creator of buzzy A.I. tool ChatGPT, Leo introduces Neeva. Former Google Employee Talks About Latest Google Layoffs Batting a Thousand Elon Musk Fires Top Twitter Engineer Meta Launches Threads Mark Lucovsky Leaves Google, Meta and Microsoft Introduce the Next Generation of Llama OpenAI Strikes $5M Deal For Local News Initiatives Twitter Re-branded as X Waffle Party Paris...
Published 12/26/23
Google's $700 million Play Store settlement Cox Media Group claims they can listen in on your conversations Police don't get Google's location data anymore How billionaires spend their money on immortality No more AI Facial Recognition for Rite Aid UK Supreme Court rules that an AI cannot patent an invention Largest Dataset Powering AI Images Removed After Discovery of Child Sexual Abuse Material Apple watches sales to stop on December 21 515 Wordles and what we learned Jeff tries to...
Published 12/21/23
This wide-ranging episode of TWiG covers many hot topics in tech, including the capabilities and limitations of AI writing tools like NotebookLM, controversies around misleading marketing of Google's Gemini AI model, the future of media and magazines, EU regulation of AI, and more. Interview with Steven Johnson about NotebookLM Google's best Gemini demo was faked Round 2: We test the new Gemini-powered Bard against ChatGPT | Ars Technica Channel1.ai is an AI-generated news show: pilot...
Published 12/14/23
Misinformation researcher Joan Donovan accuses Harvard of bowing to Facebook Meet Gemini AI, Google's ChatGPT Killer The Inside Story of Microsoft's Partnership with OpenAI How Elon Musk and Larry Page's AI Debate Led to OpenAI and an Industry Boom Beeper Cloud and Product Roadmap Update Spotify Cancels Two Acclaimed Podcasts — 'Heavyweight,' 'Stolen' Salt-Hank Gordon Ramsey duet!! Google's Gemini AI model is coming to the Pixel 8 Pro for recording summaries and smart replies Do you...
Published 12/07/23
Federal government reaches deal with Google on Online News Act Google DeepMind researchers use AI tool to find 2mn new materials Some Pixel 8 Pro displays have bumps under the glass Reflecting on 18 years at Google Google's new geothermal energy project is up and running AWS Unveils Next Generation AWS-Designed Chips Amazon Introduces Q, an A.I. Chatbot for Companies Does Black Friday and Cyber Monday Matter? Adobe's $20 Billion Purchase of Figma Would Harm Innovation, U.K. Regulator...
Published 11/30/23
From King to Exile to King Again: The Inside Story of Sam Altman's Whiplash Week OpenAI's Misalignment and Microsoft's Gain – Stratechery by Ben Thompson Ilya Sutskever on X: "I deeply regret my participation in the board's actions. I never intended to harm OpenAI. I love everything we've built together and I will do everything I can to reunite the company." Altman Argued With OpenAI Board Member Toner Before Ouster Microsoft exits OpenAI drama with 'one of best possible outcomes' Dear...
Published 11/23/23
Discussion of upcoming Black Friday sales on Google Pixel phones and tablets Concerns with the Pixel tablet including laggy performance, inability to use independently from dock, and high pricing Leo shares his epiphany on the usefulness of AI for expert systems and personalized agents Demonstration of Leo's custom AI assistants for Lisp and Emacs programming languages Talk of Elon Musk's reputation decline after acquiring Twitter Discussion of studies showing people perceive...
Published 11/16/23
OpenAI debuts GPTs allowing companies to further optimize GPT-4 for specific domains. Article 45, an EU regulation, will roll back web security by 12 years by banning website fingerprinting used for fraud detection. GM halts production on its Cruise driverless van over safety concerns after recent crashes. The SAG strike continues as negotiations with AMPTP stall. AMPTP proposed using AI to replace actors. AI academics voice concerns about AI CEOs like Sam Altman having too much...
Published 11/09/23