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GPT-4 Is Here + The Group Chat Bank Run
A Congressman Goes to A.I. School + How to Ban TikTok
Everyone Pivots to A.I. + Bad News for Crypto
Kevin Killed Sydney + Reddit’s C.E.O. Defends Section 230
The Bing Who Loved Me + Elon Rewrites the Algorithm
Bing’s Revenge + Google’s AI Faceplant
A Trip to TikTok + ChatGPT’s Origin Story + Kevin Systrom’s Comeback
Meta’s Trump Calculus + Regime Change at Netflix
Elon's Crumbling Empire + Generative A.I. Goes to Court
ChatGPT Transforms a Classroom + Is 'M3GAN' Real?
TikTok’s Spying Scandal + ChatGPT Puts Google on Notice + Phone Jail
SBF Arrested + 2023 Predictions + Your Questions Answered
Can ChatGPT Make This Podcast?
A Verified Mess: Turmoil from Twitter to FTX
Life Under Musk: Two Twitter Employees Speak Out
Emergency Pod: Elon Musk Owns Twitter
Generative AI is Here. Who Should Control It?
Though I admire Rep. Beyer's pursuit of knowledge about machine-based learning, he seems to conflate machine-based learning with "big data". Unfortunately, both concepts suffer enormously--though silently--from similar shortcomings (e.g., a pernicious incuriosity and dismissiveness about methods, metadata, data sources). Currently, machine-based learning is less "artificial intelligence" and more "artificial tween". The numbers and data do not spring forth from the ether, and they do not speak for themselves.
Are there any journalists--especially women--under the age of 40 who don't speak with up-talk and vocal fry? It's like listening to a gossipping tween.
@14:02: I thought we might make it through an entire episode without horrendous vocal fry, but no... commence intolerable groaning.
I can't stand Tiffany's groaning.
Audio gaps in the upload? Like after @34:25 , but also earlier.
The guest got rich on a childishly trite use of technology and now wants to get richer as a tech-enabled parasite on journalism. Look past the pretense of his altruistic tech-bro bullshit and you'll see an aspiring non-value-adding news aggregator who further exacerbates tribal confirmation biases. But it's techy, so it's good--maybe even inevitable--right? And he might get extremely rich with a gimmick, which is the American dream.
Ugh, it is so tiresome to hear repetitions of failed economic orthodoxy. E.g., the guest conveyed a view that economics is mostly a matter of natural laws rather than of public policies, that economic value trickles down (flowing from capital to labor), that labor costs are what cause price increases (and the corollary, that high unemployment lowers prices), etc. That's all garbage; it's demonstrably false storytelling to justify the enrichment of the rich based on exploitation. It's a shame that no matter how many times these false stories lead to disasters, people still believe and repeat them.
@42:20: This is an impressively knuckle-headed theory that suggests the hosts have a very poor understanding of finance. It's as if the hosts don't understand the difference between debt and equity. If Elon or Twitter (e.g., via an LBO) have secured debts, the value of the debt doesn't decrease just because the collateral/ securitization loses value. It might make sense if the issue were of equity held by investors rather than debts held by creditors. The only other way this makes sense is if the debts are unsecured (unlikely) or there's an implied threat of bankruptcy. People are just so deceived by Elon that they're blind to the obvious--i.e., he's an insecure, rash, dim child--and choose instead to concoct stories about he's actually playing n-dimensional chess. He's not even playing tic-tac-toe.
Elina is more interested in performing for his fan-boys than in running any companies. He's just a jackass who got rich from a lucky bet on PayPal and has since gotten rich off of engineers who try to make sense of his nonsense. He's a deeply insecure, immature moron whose identity is wrapped up in trolling.
Awesome. I’m very glad this podcast does its thing. Thank you everybody for your hard work.
We never signed up for this podcast. Now you are making fun how unprepared you are for CNN interviews - that is why you have to SPAM this show to us
This was such a wonderful interview. I'm officially subscribing to first person. Thanks for the recommendation!
On the discovery channel, the "American Chopper"-show gave everyone a clue how easy it is to build a "one of", a prototype. :)
Finally somebody strong who can stand up to Kara's pushed statements
If Dalio thinks the solution to income inequality is to "increase productivity," why doesn't he pick up his soft doughy ass and get a real job? This man provides absolutely nothing to anyone
"We don't talk about Trump-o" -- haha! Encanto is everywhere.
I've never heard anyone call themselves honest as many times in my life as Katie Couric just called herself in 43 minutes.
I usually love Kara's interviews... this one made me uncomfortable... the questions were tough, I felt Katie was honest, but put on the defense which took away from the interview. I especially did not appreciate at all the line of questioning about why she didn't rat out Matt Lauer... she worked with him 15 years ago... it WAS a different time, she was his peer (likely competitor) on the show. She stated no one came to her with specific complaints, it was not keeping her from doing her job, it seemed gossip was rampant in the Today Show's workplace... what was Katie supposed to do? Why was it her responsibility given the situation she described and her position. Not to mention it has been found that the executives at NBC knew all along, paid people off to keep them quiet, put a button on his desk to lock the door so people like Katie didn't walk in on him doing bad deeds... if she has said anything without a specific complaint, something she saw or something someone else had reported to her she would have looked like she was after his job--you know that is how she would have been regarded...Kara, would you have drilled down like this if you were interviewing Al Roker...a man in the same work place?
I love Adam Schiff. I wish he could be president. He’s one of the rare honest men in our government.