Best Tech Podcasts This Week – 07/11/23

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):

“In recent months, ChatGPT, Bard and other new artificial intelligence (AI) products have revolutionized numerous industries. But how this nascent technology can work with crypto and blockchain technology is still relatively unexplored. In this episode, Illia Polosukhin and Jason Warner delve into the transformative potential of AI and crypto coming together.

They explore a wide array of applications, from AIs managing Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs), to DAOs being used to help open source AIs, to blockchain technology making the inner workings of AIs more transparent.”

“Instagram’s text-based app Threads has achieved the mark of 100 million sign-ups in just five days.”

“Cities across the US have established RTCCs that police say protect the rights of innocent people, but critics warn of creeping surveillance.”

“Plus, Amber Beruan was mugged at gunpoint… only to be followed by the assailant sliding into her FB DMs. I talk to her about what unfolded next. Fiat’s teeny electric car, doctors charging fees for emails, and ways to eliminate sleep distractions.”

“Your company’s culture is the bedrock of everything you do. So you can’t afford to just let your culture emerge — you need to build it with the deliberate approach of a product designer. Then you need to bring that culture to life by winning buy-in from your team.

This is exactly what Dharmesh Shah did at HubSpot — as laid out in the famed HubSpot Culture Code. This living document continues to inspire founders and business leaders to adopt a product design approach to building their own vibrant and adaptable company cultures.”

“Massachusetts lawmakersare weighing a near total ban on the selling of location data from mobile devices . The proposed law would go further than any other state’s privacy laws and could upend a billion-dollar industry. WSJ reporter Byron Tau joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss.”

“There’s a growing feeling that social media is bad for us: bad for society and bad for our wellbeing. That trend has culminated in a new wave of legislation in the United States aiming to address social media’s impact on young people’s mental health. But in this episode, Elaine Moore, deputy editor of the FT’s Lex column, looks at some of the unanswered questions over whether social media really causes us harm, and what legislation will mean for the future of the social media business model. Are we in the throws of a technological panic?”

“oday on the show, we are joined by Lin Zhao and Lu Zhang. Lin is a Senior Research Scientist at United Imaging Intelligence, while Lu is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Texas. They both shared findings from their work When Brain-inspired AI Meets AGI.

Lin and Lu began by discussing the connections between the brain and neural networks. They mentioned the similarities as well as the differences. They also shared whether there is a possibility for solid advancements in neural networks to the point of AGI. They shared how understanding the brain more can help drive robust artificial intelligence systems.”

“Oracle smacks IBM for their handling of RHEL, the folks at The Dam share a Slack clone in 5 lines of Bash, Justin Jaffray writes up 13 ways to think about joins, llama.cpp learns web chat thanks to a contribution by Tobi Lütke & Meta is willing to pay 3 engineers to remove Python’s GIL.”

“New phishing campaigns afflict users of Microsoft 365 and Adobe. An analysis of Big Head ransomware. Multichain reports a crypto heist with over $100 million stolen. CISA makes an addition to the Known Exploited Vulnerability Catalog. Progress Software issues additional MOVEit patches. The FBI’s Deputy Assistant Director for Cyber Cynthia Kaiser joins us with examples of the agency’s technical disruption operations. Our guest is Scott Piper Principal Cloud Security Researcher at Wiz sharing findings of their State of the Cloud 2023 report. And Telegram’s role in news about Russia’s war.”