Episodes
WWDC preview, AI scientist statement, virtual kidnapping  Microsoft Build 2023 - Panos Panay Keynote.   Why AI Scientists Are Freaking Us Out.   AI Makes Mistakes But Could It Destroy Us?   A Chatbot Was Designed to Help Prevent Eating Disorders. Then It Gave Dieting Tips.   Everything Apple Plans to Show at WWDC: XR Headset, iOS 17 and More.   Meta announces its Quest 3 VR headset, which will cost $499.99.   Millions of PC motherboards were sold with a firmware backdoor.   Fancy...
Published 06/05/23
Published 06/05/23
AI Spoof, Twitter and DeSantis Twitter Cut Key Software Before DeSantis Audio Glitch Elon Musk's Neuralink says has FDA approval for study of brain implants in humans Here's What Happens When Your Lawyer Uses ChatGPT Just Calm Down About GPT-4 Already The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions 'Verified' Twitter accounts share fake image of 'explosion' near Pentagon, causing confusion An A.I.-Generated Spoof Rattles the Markets Politicians cheating (AI) Top 5 announcements from...
Published 05/28/23
TikTok Montana ban, Instagram's Twitter clone, Tears of the Kingdom, and more. Everything we know about Instagram's Twitter clone, due this summer. How Apple's headset could be a $3,000 flop—and a success. Pixel Fold. TikTok Users Sue Montana, Calling State Ban Unconstitutional. Dear Section 230 Critics: When Senators Hawley And Cruz Are Your Biggest Allies, It's Time To Rethink. Tears of the Kingdom sold 10 million copies in just three days. Supreme Court sides against Andy Warhol...
Published 05/22/23
AI ethics, Google IO, Absci, Replika, AM radio in cars, Spotify rejects AI songs The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity by Amy Webb. Google IO saw the introduction of many of the company's AI efforts. A Charge of Bots — The Tech World As We Know It Is About To Be Rewritten. BS Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber. ChatGPT Plugins And Web Browsing Beta Rollout For Plus Users. What about "The Singularity"? Google is changing up Search. What does...
Published 05/15/23
AI chatbots, Writer's Guild strike, Pluto ad-supported TV AI is already writing books, websites, and online recipes. AI Chatbots Have Been Used to Create Dozens of News Content Farms. Google Adding AI Chatbot, More Video to Stay On Top of Search. Amnesty International criticized for using AI-generated images. I Cloned Myself With AI. She Fooled My Bank and My Family. Larry Magid: Voice cloning makes virtual kidnapping more convincing. DEF CON to set thousands of hackers loose on LLMs....
Published 05/07/23
Bluesky, the end of Twitter, Flipper Zero, Supreme Court and AI Bluesky buzz: Why the social media platform is being called the next Twitter. Jack Dorsey says Elon Musk shouldn't have bought Twitter after all. More on moderation and security challenges of social media. What would Alex do if we were to start from scratch with social media? Nostr is a simple, open protocol that enables global, decentralized, and censorship-resistant social media. Alex talks about the WiFi Pineapple....
Published 04/30/23
Musk risk intensifies, UK emergency alert, Google AI panic, Parrots on Zoom Elon Musk Figured Out the Media's Biggest Weakness. In 24 Hours, Elon Musk Reignited His Reputation for Risk. Twitter Blue nets 28 signups so far since legacy checkmark purge. There Is No A.I. How My AI Image Won a Major Photography Competition. Emergency alert test fails to sound on some phones. School Chromebooks are creating huge amounts of e-waste. Can Parrots Talk Over Video Chat? Experiment Shows How...
Published 04/23/23
Substack Notes, AI guardrails, WWDC, Meta morale, HBO Max, X Corp Substack unveils the product that got it banned from Twitter. Substack CEO Chris Best Doesn't Realize He's Just Become The Nazi Bar. Biden Administration Weighs Possible Rules for AI Tools Like ChatGPT. European privacy watchdog creates ChatGPT task force. China Mandates Security Reviews for AI Services Like ChatGPT. AI is already taking video game illustrators' jobs in China. Twitter Isn't a Company Anymore. Elon Musk...
Published 04/16/23
Bloomberg's large language model, Twitter open source code, E3 Cancelled, Sony Q Lite Biden eyes AI dangers, says tech companies must ensure products are safe. A viral image of the Pope in a white coat was faked with AI. Bloomberg builds its own LLM, trained on financial data. What if ChatGPT was trained on decades of financial news and data? BloombergGPT aims to be a domain-specific AI for business news. Italian privacy regulator bans ChatGPT. Midjourney Ends Its Free Trial After Fake...
Published 04/09/23
Apple Pay Later, Twitter Alternative, April Fool's Best of April Fool's Pranks GM is cutting off access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for its future EVs The Open Letter to Stop 'Dangerous' AI Race Is a Huge Mess 3 things everyone's getting wrong about AI Apple announces WWDC 2023 for June 5-9 At Apple, Rare Dissent Over a New Product: Interactive Goggles Apple Releases iOS 16.4 With New Emoji, Safari Web Push Notifications, Beta Changes, Voice Isolation for Calls and More Apple...
Published 04/02/23
Cory Doctorow's Red Team Blues: Another audiobook that Amazon won't sell Red Team Blues The Internet Archive has lost its first fight to scan and lend e-books like a library Book Publishers Won't Stop Until Libraries Are Dead Gordon Moore, Intel Co-Founder, Dies at 94 Bill Gates: The Age of AI has begun Richard Stallman's thoughts on ChatGPT, Artificial Intelligence and their impact on humanity How Forcing TikTok To Completely Separate Its US Operations Could Actually Undermine...
Published 03/27/23
GPT-4, TikTok's looming fate, Internet Archive vs Libraries, Olympic Esports OpenAI announces GPT-4 AI language model. Librarians should stand with the Internet Archive. Here's how to participate in Monday's oral arguments. TikTok's plan to stave off government intervention: Flood D.C. with influencers. The FBI And DOJ Are Investigating ByteDance's Use Of TikTok To Spy On Journalists. Why are the Olympic Esports Series games so strange? We asked the IOC. Meta's place in the social...
Published 03/20/23
Silicon Valley Bank collapse, FCC nominee Gigi Sohn, Apple headset Hedge funds are offering to buy startups' deposits stuck at Silicon Valley Bank. Etsy is delaying seller payouts following Silicon Valley Bank's collapse. FDIC to Silicon Valley Bank workers. We'll give you a 50% raise or double-time OT, but you'll lose your job in 45 days. U.S. officials weigh protecting all deposits at Silicon Valley Bank. Silicon Valley Bank profit squeeze in tech downturn attracts short sellers....
Published 03/13/23
AI as parlor trick, LastPass hack detailed, Xerox Alto, TikTok ban, blogger registry Bing Chat has a secret 'Celebrity' mode to impersonate celebrities. @emollick: Bing, write the first chapter of Genesis as a corporate memo. CNET editor-in-chief Connie Guglielmo steps down for AI-generated content role. Father Robert defines the Singularity. LastPass: DevOps engineer hacked to steal password vault data in 2022 breach. Microsoft set to win EU nod on Activision with licensing offer,...
Published 03/05/23
Section 230, NSA surveillance, Spotify podcasts flop, Apple Watch ban U.S. Supreme Court snubs Wikipedia bid to challenge NSA surveillance. Signal would 'walk' from UK if Online Safety Bill undermined encryption. Some Initial Thoughts On The Supreme Court Oral Arguments In Gonzalez: Non-Experts Might Still Make A Mess Of Things, But Without Understanding Why. It's Time to Tear Up Big Tech's Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card. Section 230 Won't Protect ChatGPT. Twitter lays off another 50...
Published 02/27/23
AI explosion, what ails Google, Section 230, Susan Wojcicki, Twitter SMS 2FA Parallels Desktop for Mac: The Solution for Running Windows 11 on Apple M-series Macs. Microsoft will limit Bing chat to five replies to stop the AI from getting real weird. From Bing to Sydney. Eight Research Papers That Set Off the AI Boom. Introducing the AI Mirror Test, which very smart people keep failing. There's an AI for that. Is AI a commodity? Amateur balloonist group from Illinois says small...
Published 02/20/23
Microsoft AI Search, CPU Decline, Google Bard US downs Chinese balloon, drawing a threat from China U.S. adds six Chinese entities tied to balloon program to export blacklist Microsoft's New AI-Powered Bing-Google employees are apparently very unhappy with Bard and Sundar Pichai Google's AI chatbot Bard makes factual error in first demo Dan O'Dowd Funding Superbowl Ad Opposing Tesla Full Self Driving PC CPU Shipments See Steepest Decline in 30 Years The original startup behind Stable...
Published 02/12/23
Netflix password sharing, big tech earnings, Twitter API, Jony Ive Cain's Jawbone by Edward Powys Mathers. Safer Internet Day USA. Netflix Reveals How Password Sharing Crackdown Will Be Enforced. Alphabet Q4 Earnings Miss Estimates, YouTube Ad Revenue Down 8%. Facebook's VR Division Lost $13.72 Billion In 2022. Apple Sales Shrink as Pandemic Rally Ends for iPhone Maker, Other Tech Giants. Apple Decides to Drop Role of Industrial Design Chief in Post-Jony Ive Era. Jony Ive, designer...
Published 02/06/23
AI everywhere, Hive hacked, Microsoft earnings, To Leslie, @ElonJet Pluralistic: Tiktok's enshittification (21 Jan 2023). Inside CNET's AI-powered SEO money machine. If ChatGPT doesn't get a better grasp of facts, nothing else matters. Move over ChatGPT, Microsoft's new AI tool is helping developers code faster. ChatGPT is enabling script kiddies to write functional malware. OPWNAI: Cybercriminals starting to use ChatGPT. MusicLM: Generating Music From Text. Wolfram|Alpha as the Way...
Published 01/30/23
Twitter API fallout, Section 230, TikTok ban, tech layoffs, AmazonSmile RIP Twitter's new developer terms ban third-party clients. Twitterrific: End of an Era. In Memory of Tweetbot. Extremely Hardcore. Looming Twitter interest payment leaves Elon Musk with unpalatable options. Google has been sued and is involved in a lawsuit over YouTube algorithms. Supreme Court allows Reddit mods to anonymously defend Section 230. R Street Institute signs onto amicus brief in Gonzalez v. Google....
Published 01/23/23
CES 2023 Recap, ChatGPT and Plagiarism, Twitter API, 2016 Election and Twitter CES 2023 Recap A government watchdog spent $15,000 to crack a federal agency's passwords in minutes Twitter is blocking third-party clients like Tweetbot and Twitterrific CNET Is Experimenting With an AI Assist. Here's Why A Writer Used AI To Plagiarize Me. Now What? Acer 516 Gaming Chromebook Neeva Ad-free Search Engine NFL Playoffs 2023: Fox Sports Details 1080p/HDR Production Efforts Apple rumored to...
Published 01/16/23
CES 2023, Lastpass hack, Meta's EU fine, FCC's robocall fine, Tesla autopilot Adorable Rice Balls Reimagine Japan's Cutest Bird as Anime-Style Delinquents. Yo-Kai To Debut Desktop Ramen Robot For Space-Constrained Retail Formats at CES 2023. Stacey sets the stage for CES 2022. CES 2023 kicks off with more than 112,000 attendees. There was a lot of pee on the CES 2023 show floor. The tech that went too far at CES 2023. Surprise: Samsung is making SmartThings hardware again! M-Pwr By...
Published 01/09/23
Highlights from throughout the year Remember SECOND LIFE? Its Founder is Back For The METAVERSE! Neil Young's Spotify Ultimatum. Fidonet vs. the Internet. Apple Studio Display Doesn't Cut It. How To Remove Personally Identifiable Info From Google Search. Apple Supports FIDO Passkey. Google's LAMDA AI "Sentient"? Attorney's iPhone Seized in January 6th Investigation. Audiophiles Fall For MoFi's Digital Tricks. Why Did Cable Lose Broadband Market Share? LastPass hack. How Do You...
Published 01/01/23
2022 year in review, Crypto, Artificial Intelligence, Ukraine, Elon Musk Spotify Boycott War in Ukraine Crypto crash & FTX Acquisitions Twitter and Elon Musk The Metaverse Apple Tech worker revolt Hacking Government Passkeys Streaming Wars AI Revolution In Memoriam Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Paul Thurrott, Steve Gibson, Jeff Jarvis, and Doc Searls Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at...
Published 12/25/22