Best Tech Podcasts This Week – 05/15/23

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 numbers can’t be any clearer: a DDoS attack costs less than a hundred dollars, while the price tag for mitigating it might reach tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. A single well crafted phishing email can easily circumvent cyber defenses which cost millions of dollars to set up. How can we change the extreame cost asymmetry between attackers and defenders in cyberspace?”

“Plus, don’t throw away your old CDs! One guy has 400+ and I tell him how to digitize them like a pro. Also, is AI already killing people? Steve Wozniak thinks so. Why multitasking is impossible (and what to do instead), beware of restaurant QR code scams, tips for finding lost relatives and surfing the web without being tracked.”

“In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about Signals – what are signals and why is everyone talking about them suddenly?”

“Toyota Japan has apologized after admitting to leaving millions of customers’ vehicle details on the public internet for a decade.”

“Andy asks whether all planned work by developers for a product must come from the product backlog. The answer is yes, assuming all developers work on the same product. However, problems arise when teams work on multiple things simultaneously. The product backlog items populate a Sprint backlog, which is then executed, leading to an increment.”

“Imagine making parenting choices not just based on instinct and through the lived experiences of others, but instead using data-driven techniques garnered through a career in data and economics.

Emily Fair Oster is a Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs at Brown University. Her work is unique, blending economics, health, and research in new ways. In her books “Expecting Better,” “The Family Firm,” and “Cribsheet,” she’s shown how data can help guide us through pregnancy and parenting.”

“Yann LeCun is VP & Chief AI Scientist at Meta and Silver Professor at NYU affiliated with the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences & the Center for Data Science. He was the founding Director of FAIR and of the NYU Center for Data Science. After a postdoc in Toronto he joined AT&T Bell Labs in 1988, and AT&T Labs in 1996 as Head of Image Processing Research. He joined NYU as a professor in 2003 and Meta/Facebook in 2013. He is the recipient of the 2018 ACM Turing Award for “conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing”. Huge thanks to David Marcus for helping to make this happen.”

“Google is bringing artificial intelligence to … like, everything. Last week, the company announced updates to its Bard chatbot and integrations into search, productivity tools, health care services and more. But plenty of people are calling for more caution with this technology, from the thousands of tech and science experts who signed an open letter calling for a pause in AI development to renowned former Google employee Geoffrey Hinton, a computer scientist whom many consider the “godfather” of AI. Hinton recently left the company. Though he said Google “has acted very responsibly” when it comes to AI, he sought the freedom to “talk about the dangers of AI without considering how this impacts Google.” Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino asked James Manyika, Google’s senior VP of technology and society, about how the company is balancing concerns about the risk AI poses with its plans for developing the technology.”

“Alex Konrad of Forbes joins Nick to discuss The Fallout of First Republic and SVB and its Implications on Tech, The Algorithm Behind the Midas List, and Will AI Actually Replace Journalists?”

“Elon Musk has named a new CEO to replace him at Twitter. WSJ reporter Alexa Corse joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss why he chose an advertising exec. Plus, WSJ reporter Aaron Tilley explains why Apple is breaking its own rules for product debuts with the launch of a new headset.”