Tech News Weekly

Feb 29th 2024

Tech News Weekly 326

Google's Gemini Goes Awry

Hosted by Mikah Sargent

AI Controversy, Apple Car Cancelled, Hackable Video Doorbells

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Category: News

The latest AI controversy with Google's Gemini, President Biden's new executive order restricting the sale of personal data, issues with popular but insecure video doorbell cameras, and more.

  • Google's AI Controversy with Gemini: Reed Albergotti of Semafor discusses the backlash against Google's Gemini AI for generating biased content. Google CEO Sundar Pichai's response and the challenges of correcting AI behavior are explored.
  • Apple's Project Titan Cancelation: Mikah focuses on Apple's decision to cancel its self-driving car project, Project Titan, reallocating resources to its AI division. The market's reaction and the implications for Apple's future in AI are discussed.
  • Biden's Executive Order on Personal Data: Engadget's Karissa Bell explains President Biden's executive order banning the bulk sale of sensitive personal data to certain countries. The geopolitical context and potential impacts on privacy and national security are analyzed.
  • Security Concerns with Video Doorbells: Mikah highlights a Consumer Reports study by TWiT-alumn Stacey Higginbotham that revealed security flaws in popular video doorbells, underscoring the risks of unencrypted personal data and the importance of consumer vigilance in product choices.

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