Tech News Weekly

Aug 31st 2023

Tech News Weekly 301

Can AI Detoxify Call of Duty?

EV Batteries, Child Safety Bills, Meta's VR Legs

Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.
Guests: Sam Abuelsamid
Category: News

The latest advancements in EV battery technology. What is the potential impact of new child safety laws for the open internet? Facebook has finally introduced legs into its Meta Avatars! And AI is starting to be used in Call of Duty to help monitor in-game voice chats.

  • Sam Abuelsamid joins the show to talk about lithium iron phosphate batteries making their way to US EV vehicles and how the technology behind these batteries differs from those in current US EV vehicles.
  • Mikah talks about introducing new state laws that require age verification for pornographic and social media websites and the real impact these laws can have on the open internet. 
  • Jason is excited that 'legs' have finally been added to Meta Avatars! He talks about how they look in Meta's VR and how it has a long way to go. 
  • Finally, Mikah shares that Activision is bringing AI to Call of Duty through a partnership with Modulate to detect toxic behavior in its voice chat. 

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