Best Tech Podcasts This Week – 06/19/23

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 latest benchmarks and reviews support exactly what you think about the new 15-inch M2 Macbook Air. It’s a 13-inch MacBook Air with a bigger display. But it’s also a little more than that. Plus, the Mac Studio and Mac Pro benchmarks.”

“The Justice Department has arrested and charged a Russian national for his alleged role in multiple LockBit ransomware attacks against victims in the U.S. and around the world.”

“Plus, do you know how your doorbell data is being used? If you have a Ring or Nest cam, it’s being sold. I talk to a man who didn’t fall for a scam, thanks to my advice. Times to post online to go viral, track all the shows you watch, and how to find hidden spy cams.”

“Alex Lebrun is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nabla, an AI assistant for doctors. Prior to Nabla, he led engineering at Facebook AI Research. Alex founded Wit.ai, an AI platform that makes it easy to build apps that understand natural human language. Wit.ai was acquired by Facebook in 2015. Prior to Wit, Alex was the Founder and CEO of VirtuOz, the world pioneer in customer service chatbots, acquired by Nuance Communications in 2013.”

“About 10 years ago, Thomas Davenport & DJ Patil published the article “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century” in the Harvard Business Review. In this piece, they described the bourgeoning role of the data scientist and what it will mean for organizations and individuals in the coming decade.

As time has passed, data science has become increasingly institutionalized. Once seen as a luxury, it is now deemed a necessity in every modern boardroom. Moreover as technologies like AI and systems like ChatGPT keep astonishing us with their capabilities in handling data science tasks, it raises a pertinent question: Is Data Science Still the Sexiest Job of the 21st Century?”

“When you think of the early days of video games, the Fairchild Channel F console might not be the first brand that comes to mind. The Fairchild Channel F was released in 1976, before the more famous Atari released its console. It was also the first system to use individual game cartridges thanks in large part to Jerry Lawson, a Black engineer at Fairchild. Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino recently spoke with Anthony Frasier, CEO of ABF Creative and host of a podcast about Jerry Lawson called “Raising the Game,” about Lawson’s life and achievements.”

“From Wondery and Bloomberg, the makers of The Shrink Next Door, comes a new story of incredible wealth, betrayal, and what happens when “doing good” goes really, really bad.

When nerdy gamer Sam Bankman-Fried rocketed to fame as the world’s richest 29-year-old, he pledged to donate his billions to good causes. But when Sam’s crypto exchange FTX collapsed, billions of dollars went missing, and Sam was in handcuffs, those who knew him were left wondering — who was Sam really? A well-meaning billionaire who made a mistake? Or a calculated con man?”

“Today’s guest is Mark Brunner, President of Primer Federal. Together with Emerj Senior Editor Matthew DeMello, Mark examines the three major gaps between the Department of Defense’s current AI capabilities and the race for dominance with China – especially in areas where what he calls the defense industrial network can fill with emerging AI superiorities emerging from the Ukrainian battlefront. Later, they talk about what sets the race apart in the history of armed conflict and the importance of end-user data from subject matter experts in updating legacy systems. This episode is sponsored by Primer. Learn how brands work with Emerj and other Emerj Media options at emerj.com/ad1.”

“The FTC charged Ring, the Amazon-owned home security camera company, for compromising customer privacy and having inadequate security measures. Employees accessed private videos, while hackers exploited vulnerabilities and now Ring needs to reimburse customers $5.8 million dollars. The FTC complaint emphasizes that Ring’s actions disregarded privacy and security, putting consumers at risk.”

“Josh and Kurt talk about some new open source projects that aim to start taking back some of our privacy and rights. It’s a huge hill to climb, but it seems like there is some hope. Open source doesn’t care about growth, or numbers, or anything really, so it can’t ever lose.”