Tech News Weekly

Sep 7th 2023

Tech News Weekly 302

EU Names DMA Gatekeepers

Hosted by Mikah Sargent

Apple AI, iPhone 15 Pro, Rotten Tomatoes

Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.
Guests: Wayne Ma, Dan Moren
Category: News

Apple is reportedly spending millions on developing its own generative AI system. Dan Moren talks about what we can expect to get announced at the upcoming Apple event on September 12th. And is the idea behind Rotten Tomatoes rotten? Mikah talks about how PR firms are gaming Rotten Tomatoes' review scores through movie "critics."

  • Wayne Ma of The Information joins the show to talk with Mikah Sargent about Apple quietly developing its own large language model for the past few years, aiming to use AI to understand user intent rather than for entertainment. 
  • Mikah talks about the EU naming six big tech companies as gatekeepers under its new Digital Markets Act and details the criteria and implications of this new act, including potential steep fines for non-compliance. 
  • Dan Moren of Six Colors stops by to preview Apple's upcoming September 12th event, where new iPhones are expected to be revealed with USB-C ports and other potential devices that may be announced. 
  • Finally, Mikah discusses an article from Vulture on how PR firms are gaming Rotten Tomatoes' review scores through obscure critics many may have never heard of.

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