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

May 31st 2023

This Week in Google 718

Clean As a Whistle

AI scientist statement, Nvidia Spectrum-X, Amazon's kill list, Mirai botnet

Records live every Wednesday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 21:00 UTC.
Category: News
  • Why AI Scientists Are Freaking Us Out.
  • Pessimists Archive.
  • Just Calm Down About GPT-4 Already.
  • The Seven Deadly Sins of Predicting the Future of AI.
  • Stacey gets grilled on AI.
  • Big Tech Isn’t Prepared for A.I.’s Next Chapter.
  • George Hotz wants to ‘make driving chill’ with next-gen Comma 3 hands-free driver assist.
  • The Spectrum-X ethernet switch offers ""lossless"" transmission via a new kind of congestion control, says Nvidia.
  • Once Mighty Intel Struggles to Escape ‘Mud Hole’.
  • The Strange Story of the Teens Behind the Mirai Botnet.
  • Google starts rolling out Search Generative Experience (SGE) in preview.
  • Google Assistant’s 3rd-party Notes & Lists integration is shutting down.
  • Messages Magic Compose beta starts rolling out: RCS only, priority for Google One subs.
  • NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube TV will support unlimited simultaneous streams.
  • Google quietly ends support for decade-old Chromecast.
  • YouTube Stories, Google’s clone of Snapchat, is dying on June 26.
  • 230: Supreme Court rejects lawsuit that sought to hold Reddit responsible for hosting child pornography.
  • Amazon’s Kill List: 37 Projects That Are No More.
  • Twitter may be worth only a third of its pre-Musk value, Fidelity says.
  • Sonos wins $32.5 million patent infringement victory over Google.
  • Leo previews new Mastodon features.


  • Stacey - Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond.
  • Jeff - Wonderful discussion between Reid Hoffman & Trevor Noah.
  • Jeff - Google offloading 1.4 million square feet of Bay Area office space.
  • Ant - Talking Science and Sports with Stephen A Smith and Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

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