Best Tech Podcasts This Week – 07/03/23

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):

“Today we talk about Large Language Models (LLMs) and developing products and applications that use LLMs. An LLM is a training model for generative AI systems that can write text in response to questions and prompts. Our guest is Phillip Carter, Principal PM at Honeycomb.io. Honeycomb makes an observability tool for site reliability engineers, and Carter worked on a project called Query Assistant that helps Honeycomb customers get insights from the product via natural language queries.”

“Gaming has come a long way since the days of blowing on an N64 cartridge to desperately try and make it work again. Now it is the biggest entertainment industry on the planet worth $200 billion globally. We’ve seen plenty of controversial moments along the way and Web3 gaming is definitely the next one to enter the ring. Is it all a scam or might this be the biggest moment in gaming history?”

“Chinese cyberespionage campaign against European governments. The Port of Nagoya closes over ransomware attack. BlackCat and SEO poisoning. LockBit seeks to extort a semiconductor manufacturer. Professionals in the cyber underworld. CISA issued a DDoS alert for US companies and government agencies. Microsoft debunks claims of data theft by Anonymous Sudan. Matt O’Neill from the US Secret Service speaks with Dave Bittner about sextortion. Rick Howard sits down with Michael Fuller of AWS to talk about the kill chain. And Avast releases a free decryptor for Akira.”

“Kentucky now requires that electric vehicle charging companies include Tesla’s charging plug if they want to secure federal funds from a state program to electrify highways, Reuters reports.”

“Amazon CEO Andy Jassy’s tenure has been characterized by greater fiscal discipline, and now he’s reportedly looking to streaming as a way to cut costs – taking a hard look at the finances of producing pricey original like “Rings of Power” and “Citadel” despite mixed ratings. Plus, Chinese companies have been exploiting loopholes in the U.S. export ban on chips – including by renting access to high-end chips and their compute power through cloud companies like Amazon’s AWS and Microsoft’s Azure. A new Biden administration restriction could curb that.”

“Stability AI’s CEO Emad Mostaque has predicted that there will be no human coders within 5 years. On today’s episode, NLW explores this prediction in terms of what evidence there is for and against it. Before that on The Brief, he looks at why ChatGPT had its first decline in traffic ever last month, as well as CNET’s push towards AI content.”

“Entering the world of data analysis can often be overwhelming and intimidating. This week, Alter Everything is joined by Albert Bellamy, an Alteryx Customer instructor and Data Career coach, on how entering the world of analytics is a lot less scary than it looks.”

“Plus, I talk to Shreya Datta, a tech exec who fell for a scammer. She shared how she lost $450,000. The FTC takes on Publishers Clearing House, Facebook’s new child protection tools, and how to preserve your VHS memories the easy way.”

“In this episode of Syntax, Wes and Scott talk about what headless components are, the why and when to use headless components, and how to best implement them.”

“The internet is where so much of what happens in our world gets archived. But where does the internet get archived? There are projects around the world, like the Internet Archive, to try to preserve some content online. Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino spoke with Kayla Harris, a professor and director of the Marian Library at the University of Dayton, about whether current archiving work is enough.”