Best Tech Podcasts This Week – 04/24/23

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled a list of the best new tech podcasts released in the last week (as of the time of writing):

“The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) plans to send four agents who specialize in investigating cybercrime to Australia, Singapore, Colombia, and Germany starting this summer.”

“In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about CSS Color Functions, the benefits of dynamic css color, relative color syntax, color contrast, and color mix.”

“Plus, TikTok’s not the only Communist Chinese app – I’ve got a list of the rest. If you use ChatGPT at work, don’t make this massive mistake. That’s not all – DJI’s most advanced drone ever, the apps worth your location data and why burner phones aren’t just for bad guys.”

“Making data-driven decisions has, seemingly, never been easier. We’ve got pulse surveys, performance analytics, reviews, anecdotes on social media — all just a click away. And yet … all these inputs aren’t really helping us make better decisions. That’s according to a new study from the software company Oracle, which surveyed workers and business leaders around the world. Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino spoke with Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a data scientist and author who partnered with Oracle for the study.”

“Data literacy is becoming increasingly recognized as a valuable skill in today’s workforce. We all interact with data on a daily basis, and organizations are now realizing the tremendous benefits of having a workforce that is well-versed in data, from interacting with dashboards to data analysis and data science. But, it all starts with data literacy.

In this episode, we speak with Valerie Logan, CEO and Founder of The Data Lodge. Valerie is committed to data literacy, she believes that in today’s digital society, data literacy is a life skill. With advisory services, bootcamps, a resource library and community services at The Data Lodge, Valerie is certifying the world’s first Data Literacy Program Leads and pioneering the path forward in cracking the data culture code. Valerie is also known for helping popularize the term “Data Literacy.” In this episode, she shares insights on what a successful data literacy journey looks like, best practices for evangelizing data literacy programs, how to avoid siloed efforts between departments and much more.”

“Avlok Kohli is the CEO @ AngelList. Under his leadership, Avlok has taken AngelList from an SPV provider to a company that is becoming the software platform for the entire industry. Today, AngelList supports over $15BN in assets and 40% of US unicorns have had a GP invest in them through AngelList. Prior to becoming CEO @ AngelList, Avlok founded 3 companies, all of which were acquired including by the likes of Square and eBay.”

“Rodrigo Liang of SambaNova Systems joins Nick to discuss The Future of Generative AI, Innovating at the Hardware Layer, and the Path to Artificial General Intelligence.”

“Will the Apple headset be a success or a failure? Or something in between? A Bloomberg report details all the different Apps and experiences Apple is hoping to bring to their mixed reality headset. The M3 chip is ruled out for the 15-inch MacBook Air, and more iPhone 15/15 Pro reports.”

“It is that time of year again! New C# features! That is right, .NET 8 Preview 3 just dropped and with it is the first preview features of C# 12 including Primary constructors for non-record classes and structs, using aliases for any type, and default values for lambda expression parameters. We break them all down!”

“Generative artificial-intelligence chatbots like ChatGPT are known to get things wrong sometimes, a process known as “hallucinating.” But can anyone be held liable if those incorrect responses are damaging in some way? Host Zoe Thomas talks to a legal expert and an AI ethicist to explore the legal landscape for generative AI technology, and the tactics companies are employing to improve their products. This is the fourth episode of Tech News Briefing’s special series on generative AI, “Artificially Minded.””