AI Inside

AI Inside

AI Inside explores the complexities of artificial intelligence and its impact on the world at large. Hosted by tech podcaster Jason Howell and media expert Jeff Jarvis, AI Inside takes a thoughtful look at the promise and challenges of AI while inviting some of the industry's most notable players and thinkers to engage in thoughtful dialogue about AI, neither overhyping its potential nor dismissing public concerns about its development. With a deep interest in AI's impacts on art and culture, Jason uses his rich experience in technology and creativity to understand its capabilities better. Jeff is a respected voice on technology's influence on media and society, thanks to his popular blog BuzzMachine and books like "Public Parts" and "The Gutenberg Parenthesis." Together, Jason and Jeff aim to advance public understanding of this world-changing technology at an important inflection point. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


May 22, 2024 61 mins

Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis discuss Microsoft Recall, OpenAI GPT-4o voice sounding very similar to Scarlett Johansson, Reddit's data deal with OpenAI, and the struggles of Humane AI's product.

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Unpack the AI noise from Google I/O 2024 and OpenAI's GPT-4o reveal, with Jason Howell, Jeff Jarvis, and guest Mike Elgan analyzing the impact on search, content creation, voice interactions, and the evolving interactions between humans and AI.

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Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis discuss Apple's M4 chip, OpenAI's deepfake detector, Microsoft's MAI-1 model, and the impact of AI on stock photography and audiobook professions.

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May 1, 2024 63 mins

Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis dive into the ongoing debate around AI hardware devices like the Rabbit R1, licensing deals for AI training data, and a child learning study that challenges assumptions about machine intelligence.

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April 24, 2024 65 mins

In this episode, Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis discuss the Rabbit R1 AI device with guest Mark Spoonauer from Tom's Guide, delving into its capabilities, design, and potential use cases. Also, Microsoft's VASA-1 model, Meta's slew of AI announcements, the closure of Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute, and the appointment of Paul Cristiano to the US AI Safety Institute.

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April 17, 2024 59 mins

Join Jason Howell as he chats with the founders of Augie and Revoldiv. These two AI tools are harnessing the power of AI to transform the video production and transcription process for creators and professionals.

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Interview with Jeremy Toeman, founder of AugX Labs, and Augie

  • Jeremy Toeman's background at CNET and the shift to video content
  • The inspiration behind creating...
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April 10, 2024 64 mins

Jeff Jarvis and Jason Howell discuss Google's AI announcements at Google Cloud Next, how AI is integrating with advertising and marketing, the ethical debates surrounding data harvesting, calls for stronger misinformation safeguards, and the impressive emotional depth of AI-generated music.

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  • Jeff Jarvis' experience speaking at the Nordic Media and AI conference
  • Jon...
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Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis dive into the $665 million Shiba Inu coin donation to the Future of Life Institute, the potential $100 billion "Stargate" supercomputer from OpenAI and Microsoft, Jason gives a hands-on demo of Stability AI's new music generation model, and more!


- Future of Life Institute's $665 million donation from Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum co-founder) in Shiba Inu coins

- Artifact social news curation app shut...

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Sal Khan, founder and CEO of Khan Academy and author of the new book "Brave New Words: HOW AI WILL REVOLUTIONIZE EDUCATION (AND WHY THAT'S A GOOD THING)", joins Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis to talk about the many challenges educators face as AI tools become pervasive and ever more powerful. Sal explores how teachers and administrations are embracing technology to improve the learning environment and make their own jobs easier and m...

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March 20, 2024 55 mins

This week, Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis welcome Evan Brown to round up AI regulation efforts worldwide including Utah's disclosure law and the EU's comprehensive AI Ant. Plus, big news for Microsoft AI, Nvidia's behemoth AI chips, and more!



Utah has a brand new law that regulates generative AI

EU votes to ban riskiest forms of AI and impose restrictions on others

Journalism and AI


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March 13, 2024 62 mins

In this episode of AI Inside, Jeff Jarvis and Jason Howell explore the tempering of expectations around generative AI, the promise and concerns of open-sourcing models, and the unique ways AI is being leveraged in journalism, elderly care, and even digital recreations of deceased celebrities.


  • OpenAI's internal investigation into Sam Altman's ouster as he returns to the board
  • Google implementing safeguards restricting elec...
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March 6, 2024 54 mins

Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis discuss Elon Musk's legal battle with OpenAI, Nvidia's CEO on making programming obsolete, calls for responsible AI innovation, and more!


  • Discussion about Elon Musk suing OpenAI for breaching contract over its stated mission of openness and building responsible AI
  • OpenAI releasing emails from Musk revealing his desire for control and more funding
  • Anthropic rolling out new versions of Claude...
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This week Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis talk with Dan Patterson of about their context-providing service Compass before diving into the week's top AI stories including Google's "biased" Gemini model, data sharing deals between companies like Reddit for model training, and the risks and benefits of open sourcing AI systems.


  • Overview of Blackbird AI's mission to track narrative threats and attacks like mis...
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February 21, 2024 48 mins

Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis discuss the latest AI news, including OpenAI's new Sora video generator, legal issues for an Air Canada chatbot, missteps in publishing AI art in a medical journal, and Jason gives a hands-on demo of Perplexity Pro including a solid example of why it's necessary to scrutinize the output of LLMs.

  • Release of OpenAI's Sora for video generation
  • Debate over whether advanced AI capabilities indicate nea...
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February 14, 2024 49 mins

Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis discuss the week's AI news, including Sam Altman's call for $7 trillion in AI funding, Google's launch of Gemini Ultra 1.0 chatbot, proposed regulations on AI safety, dismissal of copyright claims against AI, and the need for humanities education in the AI field.

NOTE: Connectivity issues resulted in a lower-resolution file for part of the show. Apologies!


  • Sam Altman wants $7 trillion to b...
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February 7, 2024 66 mins

This week, Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis welcome Dr. Nirit Weiss-Blatt, author of "The Techlash and Tech Crisis Communication" and the AI Panic newsletter, to discuss how some AI safety organizations use questionable surveys, messaging, and media influence to spread fears about artificial intelligence risks, backed by hundreds of millions in funding from groups with ties to Effective Altruism.


  • Introduction to guest D...
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In this episode, Sven Størmer Thaulow, EVP/Chief Data and Technology Officer at Schibsted, joins Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis to discuss the creation of a Large Language Model (LLM) for media in Norway, the importance of aligning AI models with cultural values, and the potential for American media companies to collaborate on creating English language models. The conversation also explores the use of AI in generating article titles,...

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January 24, 2024 61 mins

On the premiere episode of the AI Inside podcast, hosts Jeff Jarvis and Jason Howell discuss AI copyright issues with Common Crawl Foundation's Rich Skrenta regarding news outlets limiting access to content they publish publicly, impacting the integrity of Common Crawl's internet archive. In recent years, the archive has been used by LLMs as AI training data, and the implications of restricting information have a dramatic impact on...

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January 17, 2024 1 min

AI Inside is your new home for keeping up to date on what's new in the world of Artificial Intelligence. Join Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis every Wednesday as they speak with some of the world's leading minds about how AI is being used, abused, and built into the fabric of our lives. AI Inside will look at the influence of AI in the newsroom, the ongoing uncertainty around AI art and copyright, the scalability of disinformation, sup...

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