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Cybertruck is out, ChatGPT turns 1, Black Friday & Cyber Monday, NameDrop ChatGPT's 1st birthday and mainstream AI adoption Microsoft joins OpenAI's board as a non-voting observer Pika raises $55 million for AI video generation tool Amazon launches Q chatbot service for companies Concerns over Q hallucinating responses and leaking data Rethinking reactions to Tesla's Cybertruck design Police warn about issues with NameDrop social media app Why Apple adding RCS may not resolve green vs blue bubbles Apple dropping Goldman Sachs as Apple Card issuer Inside Spotify Wrapped's annual personalized listening stats Fears over Plex exposing users' viewing habits Black Friday online sales hit record $9.8 billion in US Cyber Monday sales beat estimates at $12.4 billion Extreme complexity in rebuilding an ultimate car pinball machine Kiss launches digital avatars for virtual concerts Host: Jason Howell Guests: Rich DeMuro, Tim Stevens, and Abrar Al-Heeti Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: ziprecruiter.com/twit www.stamps.com promo code TWIT expressvpn.com/twit lookout.com
2 hours 25 mins
3 December Finished
Sam Altman returns as CEO after staff threatened mass resignation Microsoft's role and attempts to hire OpenAI staff Concerns over OpenAI's technology and capabilities Speculation over what caused the OpenAI board member revolt Impact and future of OpenAI as a non-profit and for-profit entity Musk sues Twitter shareholders, sued over ads next to hate speech Musk's behavior on Twitter concerning hate speech and anti-Semitism Truth Social finances and Trump lawsuit against media companies reporting losses EU regulations and lawsuits against tech giants over gatekeeping and anti-competitive behavior Tesla lawsuits over false Autopilot and battery claims Gay furry hackers steal Idaho National Lab nuclear secrets Levandosky launches Church of AI organization Video game addiction lawsuits Google to restrict ad blockers in Manifest V3 update Advertiser boycotts of Twitter Surveillance and the Hemisphere spying scheme Host: Iain Thomson Guests: Doc Rock, Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, and Harry McCracken Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: hid.link/twitdemo GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT Miro.com/podcast mintmobile.com/twit
2 hours 22 mins
26 November Finished
Discussion of the surprise firing of Sam Altman as CEO of OpenAI by the board Explanation of the complicated structure of OpenAI as a nonprofit with a for-profit subsidiary Debate around the board's goals to slow down AI development versus Altman's push for progress Analysis of the ripple effects on Microsoft and partners who invested heavily in OpenAI Thoughts on cautions versus opportunities with generative AI and large language models News about Apple supporting RCS for higher quality messaging with Android Review of PlayStation Portal requiring PS5 for streaming Reactions to misspelled Evangelion motherboard from Asus Anticipation for 4K restoration of The Abyss and True Lies from James Cameron Discussion of YouTube disclosure rules for AI-generated content Analysis of recent advertising pullouts from Twitter and Musk's behavior Talk about pop culture offerings making the hosts happy this week Speculation about resolution of OpenAI leadership by 8pm deadline Host: Devindra Hardawar Guests: Paris Martineau, Alex Lindsay, and Anthony Ha Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: mintmobile.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit wix.com/studio?utm_campaign=pa_podcast_studio_10/ 23_TWiT%5Esponsors_cta Traceroute Podcast
19 November Finished
OpenAI GPTs, Humane AI Pin, privacy in cars, Amazon ditching Android OpenAI allowing independent developers to create their own GPTs ("little agents") Agreement between Writers Guild and motion picture producers on use of AI in movies Microsoft investing in OpenAI and implications for cloud services China's investment in AI compared to the US AI appliances like Humane pin and rewindai pendant Dangers of deep fakes and advanced technologies Innovations in pinball like Venom Implications of vehicle data collection for privacy Role of social media in teen mental health Debating investment in Vision Pro, Apple Silicon, M3 Max Controversy around Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Amazon ditching Android for own Linux-based OS on Fire TVs Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Brianna Wu, Dan Patterson, and Janko Roettgers Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: expressvpn.com/twit nureva.com/twit lookout.com Miro.com/podcast
2 hours 29 mins
12 November Finished
AI Executive Order, Epic vs. Google, Goodbye Mint, Meta Ray-bans Ray-Ban Meta audio quality, cost, battery life, and polarized vs transition lenses Exploring Elon Musk's XAI concept GROK AI How Twitter's declining engagement impacts content creators and prompts API use Concerns about President Biden's executive order on AI regulation and innovation International AI declaration signed at Bletchley Park meeting with Harris and Musk Epic's antitrust lawsuit against Google's Android monopoly and sideloading policies Examining Amazon's Jeff Bezos' move to $147 million Miami mansions Comparing fintech like Mint and Credit Karma to WeWork's scandal and bankruptcy Debate on government officials blocking critics on social media and free speech OpenSea layoffs indicate a cooling NFT market and parallels to Beanie Babies Exploring AI art copyright battles and the value of computer-generated works Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Shoshana Weissmann, Christina Warren, and Mike Elgan Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: Nuts.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit hid.link/twitdemo kolide.com/twit
2 hours 59 mins
5 November Finished