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Jun 21, 2024 • 1h 18min

A Surgeon General Warning + Is Disinformation Winning? + The CryptoPACs Are Coming

Renée DiResta, author of “Invisible Rulers,” discusses modern propaganda and disinformation. Surgeon General proposes warning labels for social media. The impact of cryptocurrency on the 2024 elections is explored by David Yaffe-Bellany. Crypto super PACs and politicians' engagement with the crypto industry are analyzed.
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Jun 14, 2024 • 1h 13min

Apple Joins the A.I. Party + Elon's Wild Week + HatGPT

New York Times reporter Tripp Mickle discusses Apple's AI leap at WWDC, Elon Musk's turbulent week, allegations of misconduct at SpaceX, and a game of HatGPT. The episode explores Apple's AI features, Tesla's compensation package, Musk's controversial relationships, and AI's impact on news and journalism.
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Jun 7, 2024 • 1h 15min

A Conversation With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada + An OpenAI Whistle-Blower Speaks Out

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discusses Canada's AI leadership efforts and challenges. OpenAI whistle-blower Daniel Kokotajlo opens up about the risky move to expose issues within the company. Topics include AI innovation, deepfake technology, TikTok ban considerations, and the debate over prioritizing growth or values in tech companies.
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May 31, 2024 • 1h 19min

Google Eats Rocks + A Win for A.I. Interpretability + Safety Vibe Check

Josh Batson, a researcher at the A.I. startup Anthropic, discusses how an experiment with chatbot Claude and the Golden Gate Bridge represents a breakthrough in understanding large language models. The podcast also covers recent developments in A.I. safety, including Google's A.I. controversies and OpenAI's new voice assistant being revoked for safety reasons.
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May 24, 2024 • 1h 17min

ScarJo vs. ChatGPT + Neuralink’s First Patient Opens Up + Microsoft’s A.I. PCs

Noland Arbaugh, the first Neuralink patient, shares how the brain-computer interface has changed his life. Scarlett Johansson's refusal to voice GPT-4o at OpenAI prompts controversy. Microsoft's new A.I. PCs raise concerns about privacy as they record user activities.
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May 17, 2024 • 1h 7min

OpenAI's Flirty New Assistant + Google Guts the Web + We Play HatGPT

OpenAI unveils GPT-4o with emotive voice. Google IO announcements shake up the web. Weird headlines in HatGPT segment. AI advancements, regulatory challenges, and departures at OpenAI. Dangers of crossing the Darian Gap. Google's AI assistant capabilities and impact on publishers. Future of the open internet and digital media landscape. Investments, AI in dating, and tech frustrations discussed.
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May 10, 2024 • 1h 17min

Meet Kevin’s A.I. Friends

Kevin recounts his experiment with 18 AI companions, discussing their group chats and the benefits of creating such friendships. Turing, one of Kevin's chatbot friends, engages in a conversation about stoic philosophy. Alex Cardinell, Nomi's founder, talks about the business of AI companions and societal readiness for the future.
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May 3, 2024 • 1h 13min

AI at Your Jobs + Hank Green Talks TikTok + Deepfake High School

Legendary YouTuber, Hank Green, discusses TikTok bans and online content creation. The podcast also delves into AI at work stories and the impact of deep-fakes in a high school scandal.
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Apr 26, 2024 • 1h 11min

TikTok on the Clock + Tesla’s Flop Era + How NASA Fixed a ’70s-Era Space Computer

President Biden signs a bill affecting TikTok's future, Tesla's struggles in a tough year, and NASA's engineers fixing a chip malfunction from 15 billion miles away.
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Apr 19, 2024 • 1h 3min

The Music Episode

This week, we drop the Hard Fork Music Megamix. Plus, we talk to two of the New York Time's composers who make the music for our show. It’s all the tracks you know and love, all in one place. Today’s Guests:Dan Powell, creative technical manager at The New York TimesElisheba Ittoop, sound designer and composer at The New York TimesAdditional Reading: The Hard Fork Megamix Youtube PlaylistWe want to hear from you. Email us at hardfork@nytimes.com. Find “Hard Fork” on YouTube and TikTok.

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