Best Tech Podcasts This Week – 05/29/23

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):

““Lack of regulatory clarity” is the catchall complaint levied against U.S. regulators by most major players in the crypto industry. But the founders of Bosonic and Prometheum disagree. Both firms have spent years chasing the necessary regulatory approvals to compliantly trade digital assets, including those seen as securities. Last week, Prometheum secured a potentially landmark approval to operate as a special purpose broker-dealer for digital asset securities. Prometheum co-founder Aaron Kaplan and Rosario Ingargiola, founder of Bosonic, which earlier secured a similar approval, discuss why big players like Coinbase need to quit carping in the court of public opinion and do the hard work of getting approved.”

“AI is amazing… or terrifying, depending on who you ask. This is a technology that elicits strong, almost existential reactions. So, as a Memorial Day special, we’re running an episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka that digs into the giant ambitions and enormous concerns people have about the very same tech.

Featuring: New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose (@kevinroose), who tells host Peter why his viral conversation with Bing’s AI chatbot changed the way he thought about the new tech.”

“As the milestone book Atomic Habits laid out, the key to life-changing habits is adopting one effectively and then layering another desirable habit on top of it.

The same is true for efficiencies in software engineering.

When your team adopts one efficiency, sees it bear fruit, then adds the next efficiency habit on top of it, the result is compounding efficiencies.

In this conversation, LinearB’s CTO Yishai Beeri reveals the data on compound efficiencies as experienced by real dev teams out in the wild.”

“In this episode, Austin talks with Kevin Bowers, Chief Science Officer at Jump Trading. Kevin and his team are the brains behind Firedancer, Solana’s second independent validator client. As Kevin describes the process of building Firedancer, it’s clear that this episode is not only about building a validator client; it’s about Kevins unique perspective on the 1% of computer science focused on making things as fast and efficient as possible. Throughout his interdisciplinary career, Kevin has again and again proven to be an iconoclastic thinker, unabashedly dissatisfied with the status quo. He expresses his unconventional views on programming languages, scaling solutions, data flow optimization, and more.”

“Writers sit watching a stranger’s search engine terms being typed in real time, a voyeuristic peek into that person’s most private thoughts. A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company but uncovers an agenda affecting the lives of all of humanity. An app developer keeps pitching the craziest, most harmful ideas she can imagine but the tech mega-monopoly she works for keeps adopting them, to worldwide delight.”

“Ultimately, most of what we do in business today relies on data of all kinds. In the last decade or so, the rise in unstructured data has meant that companies need to find ways to store and then use that data in ways they hadn’t needed to before. On this episode of IT Visionaries, Brian Pawlowski, Chief Development Officer, of Quantum, discusses what that means and how data storage has evolved.”

“The CEO of secure identity company Clear says in the future verifying your age, employment history, and even hotel booking will be much easier using biometrics. But that kind of tech, which can scan your face or fingerprint, raises lots of privacy questions. Clear CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker spoke with WSJ tech columnist Christopher Mims at the WSJ’s Future of Everything Festival. Zoe Thomas hosts.”

“In this enlightening episode of our podcast, we delve into the fascinating realm of Physics Informed Neural Networks (PINNs) and explore how they combine the extraordinary prediction capabilities of neural networks with the unparalleled accuracy of physics models.

Join us as we unravel the mysteries behind PINNs and their potential to revolutionize various scientific and engineering domains. We’ll discuss the underlying principles that enable these networks to incorporate physical laws and constraints, resulting in enhanced predictions and a deeper understanding of complex systems.”

“Barry Smith and Jobst Landgrebe, authors of the book “Why Machines will never Rule the World,” join us today. They discussed the limitations of AI systems in today’s world. They also shared elaborate reasons AI will struggle to attain the level of human intelligence.”

“On this week’s episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Derrek Lee discuss Netflix cracking down on password-sharing Microsoft Copilot, the problem with the Pixel Tablet, Google paying $40m for location tracking, the Huawei Watch 4’s unusual health feature, review the TicWatch Pro 5, and more!”