March 25, 2023

594: Underfinancialization

SVB & tech's transformation from innovation to financialization; Elon being Elon; SEC sues celebs for endorsing crypto; TikTok bans are complicated; it's all about the privacy rights, stupid; not everything needs an AI chatbot; a list of dumb chatbots; online …

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March 18, 2023

593: This Is the Way

Back in the USA; a golden age of misinformation; podcast bros; the sky is blue & FIFA is corrupt; it's tough to be an AI ethicist; more Meta layoffs, pivoting away from the meta verse; NFTs taking their swan song, …

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March 11, 2023

592: Ok, Doomer!

AI, Climate Doomerism & SolarPunks, oh my; GPT-4 is coming; don't plan your abortion on social media; Sam Bankman-Fried gets a flip-phone; Elon Musk, worst human of 2023; Tesla wheels coming off; researchers use AI to generate images based on …

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March 4, 2023

591: Universal Basic Ignorance

Prompt engineers; the hopes of generative AI; Universal Basic AI, at least for the privileged; FTX consequences coming in; AI images not copyrightable in the US; deepfake & AI hacks; more Twitter layoffs & unpaid bills; Jack's beard roles out …

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Feb. 25, 2023

590: A Zucker Born Every Minute

CoinEx ex-USA; ChatGPT sendsyi Microsoft off the rails; AI beer; Section 230 & the Supreme Court; Tencent bails on the met averse; Temu; Amazon's hybrid work plan, One Medical rollout; Apple working on blood glucose tracking for Watch; Twitter's Twilio …

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Feb. 18, 2023

589: Goebbels in the Machine

Elon's rampaging ego is ruining Twitter; AI isn't ready for prime time, gets rolled out anyway, with predictable results; what's bouncing around in Microsoft's neural networks that keeps making racist AI; self-flying fighters; Buzzfeed AI quizzes; Tesla full self-driving recall; …

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Feb. 11, 2023

588: KnightGPT

ChatGPT+ & AI Powered Bing; more pink slips at Dell, Zoom, Disney & Yahoo; WB to keep Discovery+ stand-alone option; Amazon only hiring students & recent grads for entry-level positions; Twitter flounders around for a plan; Musk not liable for …

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Feb. 4, 2023

587: Our Inevitable Doom

100% Efficiency; PayPal layoffs; Microsoft & ChatGPT Plus; Spotify increases premium subscribers, loses more money; Tesla bitcoin loss; pushback against self-driving cars; Amazon shutting down grocery stores; Meta paid for data scraping while denouncing it; AI alien signals; Picard; Paramount+ …

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Jan. 28, 2023

586: GOGPT

ChatGPT is everywhere: destroyer of worlds, or modern convenient pocket calculator; Section 230 ruling coming; gravity batteries & Tesla factories; Spotify, Vox Media layoffs; TikTok, Twitter gaming their systems; Justice Department after Google's ad business; AWS expanding in Virginia; Easter …

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Jan. 22, 2023

585: Certified Human

Student creates app to spot AI essays; Alphabet cuts 6% of workforce; Twitter ends 3rd-party developer access; Musk faces big bill; Tesla engineer testifies video was faked; Amazon hates charity, CNET lied about AI; artists sue Midjourney developers; The Last …

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Jan. 15, 2023

584: AI-Powered Unemployment

Adobe Podcasts taking jobs; The end of grunt work; Prompt writers and fact checkers; Mansplaining as a Service; Masters of Melancholy; The death of film; ChatGPT for malware and phishing; Cheap cops expose suspects data; The Pale Blue Eye sees …

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Jan. 8, 2023

583: Neurodivergent Fool

2023, here we go; more talk, less social media - except for sharing reels; Twitter scrolling but no interactions; Elon Musk turns squatter; fines for Meta, Coinbase, Apple & Grubhub; Tesla violating employment law, but delivers record amount of vehicles …

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Dec. 17, 2022

582: Kind Of

We briefly focus on some hopeful technology breakthrough news, before returning to our bread & butter; we have achieved fusion, kind of; wind from another planet; AI revolution, Kurzweil & baby steps; Dramatron; social media for strangers; Meta's Hasher-Matcher-Actioner; Twitter's …

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Dec. 10, 2022

581: Kany.A.I.

We're back, but less social; no death robots; Twitter's downward spiral; sure, this kills primates but let's trial Neuralink on people; NFTs decline, go to museums; collateral FTX damage; Meta fined for data scraping; DoorDash, Deliveroo profitability problems; I am …

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Nov. 26, 2022

580: #DystopiYAY!

Claritin to the rescue; Jack wasn't all that great; Trump is back, no he's not; celebrities leaving Twitter, questioning social media; Scrooge McMusk not paying contractors, charities; Sam-Bankman-Fried, FTX lawsuits; New York restricts crypto mining; EU investigating TikTok; Elizabeth Holmes …

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Nov. 19, 2022

579: Something Elon This Way Comes

Breaking news on Twitter, Twitter is breaking; it's World Cup time; Black Friday spam; Coachella VIP NFT's go poof; outdated Twitter news - move fast, break things; FTX & celebs being sued; Amazon layoffs; the end of the tech boom; …

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Nov. 14, 2022

578: The Psychosis of Billionaires

Moving to Mastodon; doom scrolling & would you really miss social media; Boot Up shanghai'd; lingering COVID societal effects; Twitter's insane week continues - a masterclass is what not to do; Tesla's recalls; collapse through small cascading failures; META layoffs; …

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Nov. 5, 2022

577: Self Driving Twitter

A two-factor pain; Jason hops on Brian's soapbox; the self-driving Twitter crash; Meta ditches human-curated newsfeed; verification has always been a joke, but this is really hilarious; Amazon pauses corporate hiring; Google buys an AI startup to compete with... TikTok?; …

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Oct. 29, 2022

576: It’s a Meat Problem

Elon is in the Birdhouse; is social media on the way out; we were right about Kanye & self-driving cars; smiles are the new eggs; Ford pivots to data mining; Shutterstock embraces AI-generated art; Apple begrudgingly embraces USB-C; Spotify doesn't …

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Oct. 22, 2022

575: Regretted Attrition

Automated-tech vehicle deaths; Twitter tumbles as Musk deals reviewed; Amazon's bad news week - unions, attrition costs & lawsuits; Bird migrating out of markets; in Uber ads are coming; Microsoft layoffs; Reddit NFTs booming; Kanye & Parler; Metaverse attrition; Meta …

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Oct. 15, 2022

574: She’s Got Legs

F around & find out; eggs, legs & self driving cars; Alex Jones; Meta, OnlyFans bribes & Within; what's the ROI for 1.2 billion & 38 users; the Metaverse is getting legs; more NFT & crypto news; Rivian recalls almost …

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Oct. 8, 2022

573: Firing On Zero Cylinders

Getting hit by a Tesla at Whole Foods; Deepcake; Elon's wild Twitter week, TeslaBot Prime; Kim K pays up for crypto pump-and-dump; Bitcoin, climate change & personal impact; Coinbase allows buys, unable to cash out for 6 hours; FCC taking …

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Oct. 1, 2022

572: I Like It, Except When It Sucks

Why haven't you deleted TikTok yet; Google search gets immersive; Apple Pay Later coming... later; why we aren't going EV or even hybrid yet; space news makes tech cool again; Meta brings the NFTs and... Make-A-Video; James Earl Jones retires, …

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Sept. 24, 2022

571: Furry Stormtrooper

Patreon & MASH; TikTok treats celebrities not just like us; everyone's getting fined - Uber, Meta & Morgan Stanley; Deep Space Whine; Constantine sequel; Scanners remake; Apple TV+ upcoming projects; Succession; The Grand Tour: A Scandi Flick; Serial has an …

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