This Week in Google with Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Paris Martineau

Feb 1st 2023

This Week in Google 701

Bring Me a Leaf Blower

ChatGPT and Bing, Samsung Unpacked 2023, Clear Calling demo, Artifact

Records live every Wednesday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 21:00 UTC.
Category: News
  • AI-Generated Seinfeld-Like Twitch ‘TV Show’ Is Peak Absurdity.
  • ChatGPT is about to get even better and Microsoft's Bing could win big.
  • Google testing ChatGPT-like chatbot 'Apprentice Bard' with employees.
  • Back At Google Again, Cofounder Sergey Brin Just Filed His First Code Request In Years.
  • History of AI by Shaan Ray.
  • MusicLM: Generating Music From Text.
  • AI-Generated Voice Firm Clamps Down After 4chan Makes Celebrity Voices for Abuse.
  • OpenAI offers error-prone AI detector amid fears of a machine-stuffed future.
  • Creative Writing with an AI-Powered Writing Assistant: Perspectives from Professional Writers.
  • Is AI-written content replacing cheap old content farms?
  • Meta Wins Court Nod to Buy VR Startup Within Unlimited in Loss for Khan's FTC.
  • The flight tracker that powered @ElonJet has taken a left turn.
  • How is it legal to track private planes like Elon Musk's?
  • US hacks back against Hive ransomware crew.
  • Twitter co-founder says Elon Musk ‘doesn’t seem like’ the right person to own company.
  • Everything Samsung Announced at Galaxy Unpacked 2023.
  • Live test of Clear Calling.
  • Google’s Fuchsia OS was one of the hardest hit by last week’s layoffs.
  • Intel just took the worst beating in earnings in over a decade.
  • Android 13 QPR2 Beta 3 now available for Pixel phones.
  • Latest Pixel Buds A-series 3.519.0 firmware update breaks Bluetooth pairing.
  • YouTube TV losing MLB Network starting today.
  • Google hosting in-person Cloud Next ’23 this August.
  • Chrome for Android rolling out fingerprint unlock for Incognito tabs.
  • PSA: Gmail’s new package tracking interface is now live if you know where to look.
  • New leaked specs suggest ‘Pixel Tablet Pro’ might not be a thing after all.
  • Acer’s newest Chromebooks are built to be classroom-ready.
  • Google says Lens and Maps Live View are ‘prelude to [its] long-term vision’ for AR.
  • Google Fi says hackers accessed customers’ information.
  • Instagram's co-founders are mounting a comeback.
  • Spotify axes podcast head Dawn Ostroff in cutbacks.


  • Stacey - The Sorcerer of Pyongyang: A Novel.
  • Jeff - Appliance makers sad that 50% of customers won’t connect smart appliances.
  • Jeff - I'm on Team dog.
  • Ant - You People.
  • Ant - I'm Very Angry, So I'm Campaigning.

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