Big Technology Podcast

Big Technology Podcast

The Big Technology Podcast takes you behind the scenes in the tech world featuring interviews with plugged-in insiders and outside agitators. Alex Kantrowitz, a Silicon Valley journalist who's interviewed the world's top tech CEOs — from Mark Zuckerberg to Larry Ellison — is the host.

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July 24, 2024 51 mins
Thomas Domke is the CEO of Github. He joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss the state of AI-assisted coding, and whether the rest of the economy can see benefits similar to software engineers using coding 'copilots.' We also discuss how AI assistance can help individual developers build whatever's on their mind, and whether we'll see $1 billion dollar startups built by just one person. Tune in the for the second half where we dis...
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Ranjan Roy from Margins is back for our weekly discussion of the latest tech news. We cover 1) VCs and Elon going to Trump 2) The policy issues swinging VCs to Trump 3) The case for an against big tech acquisitions 4) Electric vehicle policy as a flashpoint 5) Anti-woke common ground between VCs and Trump 6) Is it a good bet? 7) Goldman Sachs pours some cold water on the GenAI hype and spending 8) Anthropic starts a new venture fun...
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Sebastian Siemiatkowski is the CEO and co-founder of Klarna. Siemiatkowski joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss the company's aggressive efforts to implement AI across its operation, including in customer service where it says the technology is now doing the work of 700 people. We also discuss how Klarna is using generative AI in marketing, and whether it can do the work of strategists or simply discreet tasks. Stay tuned for th...
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Tom Dotan from the Wall Street Journal joins us for our weekly discussion of the latest tech news. We cover 1) What slow growing GenAI consumer usage says about the field 2) OpenAI's five levels of AI sophistication 3) Why enterprise rollouts of AI technology are moving slow 4) Is AI a startup game or scaled player only discipline 5) How small models fit in 6) Bing's failed run after Google 7) Sequoia's $600 billion question on AI ...
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Enjoying Big Technology Podcast? Please rate us five stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ in your podcast app of choice. --- Matt Wood is the VP of AI Products at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Wood joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss the current state and future potential of AI, according to Amazon. Tune in to hear insights on how customers are adopting AI, the importance of model choice and specialization, and the evolution of AI in the near-term. We als...
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Ranjan Roy from Margins is back for our weekly discussion of the latest tech news. We cover 1) Why the Hawk Tuah Meme broke through 2) Evolution of the internet from the 'nerd internet' to the 'Zynternet' or 'bro internet' 3) The 'For You' recommendation system had turned the internet into a mass appeal machine vs. niche 4) Zuck's fourth of july water sports moment is indicative of the change 5) Raw dogging flights 6) OpenAI hacked...
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William Saunders is an ex-OpenAI Superallignment team member. Lawrence Lessig is a professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. The two come on to discuss what's troubling ex-OpenAI safety team members. We discuss whether the Saudners' former team saw something secret and damning inside OpenAI, or whether it was a general cultural issue. And then, we talk about the 'Right to Warn' a policy that would give AI insiders a ri...
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Ranjan Roy from Margins is back for our weekly discussion of the latest tech news. We cover 1) Companies that bought AI services are struggling to make them work 2) Is an AI 'trough of disillusionment' coming? 3) Consultants are cashing in on the AI boom 4) Is consultants' heavy involvement in AI work good? 5) Examining Perplexity's IP issues more closely 6) Suno gets sued 7) Waymo's massive, underappreciated expansion in San Franc...
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Michael Batnick is managing partner at Ritholtz Wealth Management and co-host of The Compound and Friends Podcast. Batnick joins Big Technology Podcast for a conversation that asks all the questions about NVIDIA's historic run. We cover the valuation, volatility, competition, chances to keep going, and AI fatigue. We also ask whether NVIDIA could give up its gains just as fast as it built them, whether it will become an Apple-like ...
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Reed Albergotti is the tech editor at Semafor. He joins Big Technology Podcast to break down the week's news. We cover: 1) NVIDIA temporarily becoming the most valuable publicly traded company 2) Is NVIDIA a bubble? 3) What might disrupt NVIDIA? 4) Ilya Sustkever founds Safe Superintelligence Inc. 5) Who's funding Ilya? 6) Will SSI amount to anything? 6) OpenAI might become a public benefit company 7) The state of DeepMind's merger...
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Peter Diamandis is the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, a New York Times bestselling author, and host of the Moonshot Podcast. He joins Big Technology Podcast for a fun, wide-ranging conversation touching on his belief around AI, his friendship with Elon Musk, Abundance and happiness, and how we can live longer, including an incoming lifespan explosion. Tune in for a fun, thought provoking conversation that ...
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Mark Gurman is Chief Correspondent at Bloomberg. He stops by Big Technology Poddcast for a brief recap of the week's Apple news, including its no-money deal with OpenAI. Ranjan Roy from Margins is also back for our weekly discussion of the latest tech news. We cover: 1) Alex's Visit to NVIDIA 2) The Gurman interview - which covers a) Apple + OpenAI b) The stock market reaction to WWDC c) Apple's Robotics future 3) Ranjan and Alex r...
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M.G. Siegler of Spyglass is back to recap Apple's big AI-themed WWDC event and look ahead to AI's broader potential moving forward. Tune for an in-depth analysis of Apple's new AI features, and what they say about the strengths and limitations of the current AI models. We cover whether the new features will lead to an iPhone upgrade cycle, the stock market's reaction, Elon Musk getting angry about the event, why OpenAI played a sma...
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Alex Kantrowitz joins on site from WWDC, where Apple just made its big AI announcement. Tune in for a quick recap of the event's news and the implications. We cover Apple Intelligence, Genmoji, Writing Tools, & more. And what it meens: 1) Apple needing to go bold 2) Opening the device up to take advantage of the next 18 months of AI development 3) The OpenAI parternship 4) How Google reacts to this 5) How Microsoft reacts to this 6...
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Ranjan Roy from Margins is back for our weekly discussion of the latest tech news. We cover 1) Apple's WWDC AI preview 2) Apple's willingness to change its operating system with AI 3) Were Humane and Rabbit on the right track with bad execution? 4) Will the market react well to WWDC? 5) Apple is going to put cameras in AirPods? + Alex's experience with the Ray-Ban Metas 6) NVIDIA's $3 trillion market cap 7) NVIDIA surpasses Apple f...
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Ben Smith and Nayeema Raza host Mixed Signals, a new media podcast from Semafor. And Joe Marchese is the general & build partner at Human Ventures. The three join Big Technology Podcast for a VC + Journalist conversation on whether the news industry can survive its dealings with generative AI tech providers, like OpenAI, after several publications inked multi-million dollar content deals. Tune in for a conversation that explores wh...
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Walt Mossberg is a legendary tech journalist and longtime columnist for the Wall Street Journal. This is a preview of our premium Big Tech War Stories Podcast where Mossberg joins to discuss how he formed connections with industry titans like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos, and what drove their thinking and strategies. In this preview we cover Jobs, discussing his optimism, focus, and unending curiosity that led to long hou...
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Brian McCullough, host the Techmeme Ride Home podcast, joins us our weekly discussion of the latest tech news. We cover 1) OpenAI teasing GPT-5 2) Or wait, was it GPT-6? 3) Satya Nadella speaks with Sam Altman about OpenAI's Apple partnership 4) How long will OpenAI and Microsoft be best buds? 5) Does OpenAI benefit by diversifying partnerships? 6) Is Apple going to go all-in on AI at WWDC? 7) What the new Siri might look like? 8) ...
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Louise Matsakis is a technology reporter and writes You May Also Like on Beehiiv. Matsakis joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss her recent story for Big Technology about how Shein and Temu snuck up on Amazon and what these two Chinese ecommerce companies have done to carve out a growing slice of the online retail market. In this story, we talk about demographics, marketing, tariff loopholes, and more. Stay tuned for the second h...
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Ranjan Roy from Margins is back for our weekly discussion of the latest tech news. We cover 1) Google's AI Overviews tell us to eat rocks 2) Is this a signal the web really is done? 3) Google's history of messy AI launches 4) OpenAI's super-alignment team in chaos 5) Is there immediate AI safety risk or did the team leave because there isn't? 6) OpenAI's NDA practices 7) Did OpenAI take Scarlett Johansson's voice? 8) Is there a lin...
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