315 episodes

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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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.

    The One-Person, Billion-Dollar Startup? — With Thomas Domke

    The One-Person, Billion-Dollar Startup? — With Thomas Domke

    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 discuss the next set of AI models, how engineering jobs change when AI produces most of the code, and whether AI will eventually improve itself.
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    • 51 min
    The Silicon Valley Election, Goldman’s AI Worries, Using AI To Talk To Animals

    The Silicon Valley Election, Goldman’s AI Worries, Using AI To Talk To Animals

    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 fund 9) Warner Bros. Discovery potential spinoff plan 10) Using AI to talk to animals. 11) Is a squirrel the next Einstein?
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    • 50 min
    Did Klarna Really Automate 700 Jobs With AI? — With Sebastian Siemiatkowski

    Did Klarna Really Automate 700 Jobs With AI? — With Sebastian Siemiatkowski

    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 the second half where we discuss how Klarna is using ChatGPT enterprise, the company's roller coaster ride amid big market swings, and whether the company plans to continue to grow its workforce in the age of AI.
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    • 58 min
    New ROI Questions For AI, Microsoft’s Empire Plans, Jassy’s Amazon Comeback

    New ROI Questions For AI, Microsoft’s Empire Plans, Jassy’s Amazon Comeback

    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 8) Can we use leftover GPUs to break out of the simulation 9) Microsoft plan to build an AI empire 10) Amazon's comeback under Jassy after a rough start
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    Amazon's Longterm AI Vision — With Matt Wood

    Amazon's Longterm AI Vision — With Matt Wood

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    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 also cover AWS' AI platform, Amazon's Alexa assistant, and the cultural shifts needed for organizations to successfully leverage AI. Hit play for an engaging and informative conversation on the cutting edge of AI with one of the industry's leading experts.
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    • 53 min
    Hawk Tuah and the Zynternet, OpenAI Hacked, One Year Of Threads

    Hawk Tuah and the Zynternet, OpenAI Hacked, One Year Of Threads

    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 6) NYTimes rips off Dwarkesh Patel's Podcast 7) Figma's Apple Weather App design copy 8) AI startups raising a ton of cash 9) Will there be a reckoning for VCs investing in AI 10) Threads turns one — what is it?
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
308 Ratings

308 Ratings

Moonaly ,

Consistent quality content

My go to for catching up on tech for the past couple years. Still love it!

THi$$I$$Broken ,

Great show - fascinated for the Watson episode

Pleaseeeee do the Watson episode - I am very curious if the underlying tech has really changed (actually gotten good) or if they are just riding coattails with mid tech.

Jaw tracker ,

Awesome Podcast

Great homework and analysis. Alex works very hard to go deeper on topics and deliver insights. Great guests and interviews are nuanced and insightful. Ranjan and Alex’s chemistry is great. One of the best tech podcasts out there!

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