“Hard Fork” is a show about the future that’s already here. Each week, journalists Kevin Roose and Casey Newton explore and make sense of the latest in the rapidly changing world of tech.
A Hard Fork in the Road: FTX’s Unraveling and Elon’s Loyalty Oath
The balance sheet contains an apology, the in-house coach is concerned that company executives are “undersexed” and billions in customer funds remain in jeopardy. The wreckage at FTX goes from bad to worse.
Plus: Elon’s “extremely hardcore” plan for Twitter 2.0.
A Verified Mess: Turmoil from Twitter to FTX
This week, we go inside Elon Musk’s “dire” warnings, FTX’s spectacular collapse and Meta’s big layoffs. Has the tech industry lost its mind?
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Life Under Musk: Two Twitter Employees Speak Out
“We cross our fingers and hope to make it through another day.” Twitter hasn’t spoken publicly since Elon Musk bought the company a week ago. But inside, employees describe a mood of fear, chaos, stress and bizarre requests to print out code.
Emergency Pod: Elon Musk Owns Twitter
We look into the company’s weird new future with Times tech reporter Kate Conger. Plus, how Apple is single-handedly deciding the future of the digital economy, and a social media death watch.
Generative AI is Here. Who Should Control It?
We sit down with the founder of Stability AI, Emad Mostaque, on the heels of his $101 million fund-raising round. His open-source Stable Diffusion image generator is the key to unlocking creativity, he says, and “one of the ultimate tools for freedom of expression” — as long as it stays out of the hands of a few censorious tech giants. So what’s this former hedge fund manager turned tech mogul thinking about how this technology could be used — or misused? Plus: A.I. Kevin and A.I. Casey stop by.
Legs Are Coming + $36 Burritos + Shocking AI News
Meta is in the fight of its life — and Mark Zuckerberg hopes VR is the answer. Hmmm. Plus, an existential threat to the gig economy and the wildest news in artificial intelligence.
analysis yes prediction no
but predictions are hard anyways. good to follow for big tech news, interesting discussions
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Explaining the hard to explain
These guys break down how technology works and how it can impact you in addition to relating the headlines to our every day world and providing historical context…. Among other things. Thank you.