Tech News Weekly

May 23rd 2024

Tech News Weekly 338

Would You Pay for a GenAI Alexa?

Scarlett Johansson, Meme Manager, Copilot+ PCs

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

Emily Dreibelbis from PCMag joins Mikah Sargent this week. Emily talks about Scarlett Johansson and OpenAI. Could generative AI be coming to Alexa in the future? If your meme game is on point, then you may have a future with politics. And Microsoft announced new Windows laptops with AI features baked into the device.

  • Emily Dreibelbis talks about OpenAI being under fire from actor Scarlett
    Johansson as the actor voices her concern over the company's use of her voice, while OpenAI fires back, showing how they used a different actor for the voice.
  • Mikah Sargent shares how Amazon plans to overhaul its voice assistant, Alexa, by incorporating AI features into it and charging a monthly subscription price.
  • If your meme game is strong with Millennials and Gen Z, consider a career in politics. The Biden re-election campaign is looking to hire a meme manager.
  • And finally, Daniel Rubino of Windows Central talks with Mikah about Microsoft's next-gen AI laptops, Copilot+ PCs, announced at its Build event earlier, and some of the expected features with these AI machines.

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