This Week in Tech

Nov 19th 2023

This Week in Tech 954

Waiting For the Pope Smoke

Hosted by Devindra Hardawar

OpenAI fires Altman, Apple RCS support, PlayStation Portal, The Abyss 4K

Records live every Sunday at 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 21:15 UTC.
Category: News
  • Discussion of the surprise firing of Sam Altman as CEO of OpenAI by the board
  • Explanation of the complicated structure of OpenAI as a nonprofit with a for-profit subsidiary
  • Debate around the board's goals to slow down AI development versus Altman's push for progress
  • Analysis of the ripple effects on Microsoft and partners who invested heavily in OpenAI
  • Thoughts on cautions versus opportunities with generative AI and large language models
  • News about Apple supporting RCS for higher quality messaging with Android
  • Review of PlayStation Portal requiring PS5 for streaming
  • Reactions to misspelled Evangelion motherboard from Asus
  • Anticipation for 4K restoration of The Abyss and True Lies from James Cameron
  • Discussion of YouTube disclosure rules for AI-generated content
  • Analysis of recent advertising pullouts from Twitter and Musk's behavior
  • Talk about pop culture offerings making the hosts happy this week
  • Speculation about resolution of OpenAI leadership by 8pm deadline

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