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Episode 169 - Sentient AI, Privacy Legislation, and the Digital Twins

The Killing IT Podcast

Release Date: 06/21/2022

Episode 200: Labor Hoarding, Tech Workforce 2023, We Got the Digital Workplace Wrong show art Episode 200: Labor Hoarding, Tech Workforce 2023, We Got the Digital Workplace Wrong

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Topic 1: Small companies are “labor hoarding” while large companies are laying off. Keeping employees at any cost! Topic 2: Understanding the Dynamics of the Tech Workforce in 2023 Data Point 1: Tech Layoffs are Happening … But Not Because Tech is Suddenly Less Valuable Data Point 2: Tech Jobs are Less Attractive to Young Professionals Data Point 3: Shifting Preference for Generalists vs. Specialists … Plus a Mainstream Rise of “Business IT” Contributors Amazon layoffs delivered by email. ← Low class or just modern times? Topic 3: Cal Newport on the Digital Workplace: We...

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Algorithms in need of MGMT Training, Microsoft drops $1B on ChatGPT, & Apple to Create Their Own Chip show art Algorithms in need of MGMT Training, Microsoft drops $1B on ChatGPT, & Apple to Create Their Own Chip

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Topic 1: Algorithms Need Management Training, Too! From Wired Magazine. Human beings excel at avoiding responsibility for difficult decisions. Management and personnel decisions are often difficult. Therefore, they are great candidates for turning decision-making over to the bots. What could possibly go wrong? Topic 2: Microsoft drops $1 Billion on ChatGPT I should have bought more Microsoft stock yesterday. :-)  Looking to the true “next level” of product development. Microsoft was an early investor in ChatGPT  Topic 3: Apple to drop Broadcom chip and make their own. Is this...

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Episode 198: the Generative AI Race,  Last Pass Security Incident, and Intelligent Elevators show art Episode 198: the Generative AI Race, Last Pass Security Incident, and Intelligent Elevators

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Topic 1: Generative AI is Fun … Until the “Other” Guys Start Doing It Too China is aggressively building their own versions of generative AI platforms (with some obvious / inevitable filters) that do essentially the same thing as ChatGPT and Stable Diffusion. The question is whether they will be able to out-race us to the auto-content future … and whether that is a problem. Topic 2: LastPass - Lessons for the Channel Should we be worried? What do we expect from vendors? What’s reasonable and realistic? Is this worth discussing as a larger topic of always-on monitoring and...

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Episode 197: Military Fingerprints and Iris Scans on Ebay, the Remote Worker Whistleblower, Mab Simulates Time Travel with AI show art Episode 197: Military Fingerprints and Iris Scans on Ebay, the Remote Worker Whistleblower, Mab Simulates Time Travel with AI

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Topic 1: For Sale on eBay: A Military Database of Fingerprints and Iris Scans Great topic for ITSPs - especially as clients get rid of equipment at the end of year. Old machines of all kinds might have sensitive data. Not this juicy, perhaps, but stories like this are great for you client-facing newsletters. Topic 2: The age of the work-from-home whistleblower Why are so many remote workers deciding to squeal on their companies? Topic 3: Man Simulates Time Travel  So, what is our weekly update with AI? On the up-less existential-side, we have some fun: Time traveling with the aid of...

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Episode 196: Scammers Scamming the Scam, Episode 196: Scammers Scamming the Scam, "Luddite" Teens, and the Drones are Here

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Topic 1: Meta scamming: Scammers Are Scamming Other Scammers Out of Millions of Dollars On cybercrime forums, user complaints about being duped may accidentally expose their real identities. Topic 2: Teens are Self-Liberating from Social Media ‘Luddite’ Teens Don’t Want Your Likes Topic 3: The Drones Are Coming (to 22 Select Locations Around the Country … Within Driving Distance of a Wal-Mart) Wal-mart announces legitimate progress on rolling out drone delivery to customers in key metropolitan areas. The forecast is to expand to 34 stores in 23 cities by year end to reach a...

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Episode 195: The Bots are Here, AI Fiction Author, and Call Time on FAANG Stocks show art Episode 195: The Bots are Here, AI Fiction Author, and Call Time on FAANG Stocks

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Topic 1: The Bots are Coming for LinkedIn, Adding New Layers of Risk for Professionals and for Companies … but Especially for Recruiters Bots are everywhere on social media, and some platforms are doing more to combat them than others. Now that the bots are proliferating on LinkedIn, it’s vital for everyone to think about the layers of threat and the corresponding hygiene on the career-centric platform. Topic 2: How does AI write fiction (and online advertisements)? “Fluent BS” The term “Fluent Bullshit” was originally coined by The Verge: Topic 3: Investors Call Time On FAANG...

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Episode 194: Killer Robot Police, New Words for New Data Volume, AI Images--Good or bad? show art Episode 194: Killer Robot Police, New Words for New Data Volume, AI Images--Good or bad?

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Topic 1: Should the Police have killer robots? San Francisco approves the use of robots capable of lethal force. Is this move inevitable, or are the arguments in favor of this just rare exceptions to the rule?   Topic 2: Data Volumes are Increasing at Such a Fast Pace, We Need New Words to Describe Just How Much There Is And to absolutely no one’s surprise, businesses are struggling to afford the cost of managing all that data Data is the essential component of literally every dimension of the technology industry, and we’re producing more of it every day at literally astronomical...

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Episode 193: The FTX Contagion, Goodnight to Alexa, Amazon Replaces Recruiters with AI! show art Episode 193: The FTX Contagion, Goodnight to Alexa, Amazon Replaces Recruiters with AI!

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Topic 1: The FTX Contagion Has Affected VC / PE Firms that Invest In MSP Vendors In all the noise that’s surrounding the collapse of FTX and the impact on other crypto companies, news is coming out that several major MSP investors have also suffered significant losses. Initial statements indicate that the losses were not enough to threaten the survival of the investment funds, but that there will be implications for how they make investment decisions in the future. Topic 2: Is It Goodnight To Alexa (and other voice assistants)? Despite billions invested and many high hopes for a new...

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Episode 192: Federal Communications Commission Draft High-speed Internet Coverage Maps, The Tech Labor Situation, and Fed. Govt Provide Cybersecurity Insurance show art Episode 192: Federal Communications Commission Draft High-speed Internet Coverage Maps, The Tech Labor Situation, and Fed. Govt Provide Cybersecurity Insurance

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Topic 1: The Federal Communications Commission has published the initial draft of its revised high-speed internet coverage maps. The old maps were census-block based. The new maps are based on more detailed information from broadband providers. With the old system, a huge census block would be marked as served even if only one household had broadband. You can examine updated maps from here: For an interactive map, start here and zoom in and out as desired: Want to see how you can make money filling the gaps? Check out:   Topic 2: An Update - The Labor Situation in Technology...

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Episode 191: Lithium Ion Batters Recyclable, 9 in 10 SMBs Fear Ransomware Attack, and Rude Behavior might be Contagious show art Episode 191: Lithium Ion Batters Recyclable, 9 in 10 SMBs Fear Ransomware Attack, and Rude Behavior might be Contagious

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Topic 1: Good News on the EV Front: Lithium Ion Batteries can be Recycled! Yes … we are headed for an EV world. No … there are not nearly enough batteries or charging stations or grid capacity to handle an EV world. But in a positive sign, it turns out that the rare Earth minerals used in LIon batteries do not degrade and can be recycled into new batteries. Increase supply. Reduce pollution. Recycle all those old battery items lying around your house. Win! Topic 2: Nine in Ten SMBs Fear a Ransomware Attack   ...

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Topic 1: Sentient AI?
 
Is it real? Should you lose your job over it? 
 
For starters, violating an NDA and whistleblowing are vastly different reasons to be fired. 
 
Besides, this so-called sentient AI could easily just be a complex game of 20 questions; pattern matching at it's best. That said, this freaked-out-ness might be a good indicator that we are getting too close to comfort.
 
 
 
 
Topic 2:
Will privacy legislation happen?
 
The internet was made for sharing data. Sooner or later, that 140 characters or less post about that weird thing your boss does with his hands would be inevitable! However, as individuals, we cherish our privacy and are entitled to at least an elective form of privacy.  
 
I mean, sharing your boss's quirks online is far from sharing your social security number or the name of your first born...Besides, he's a cool guy once you look pass his jazz hands. 
 
Additionally, enforcement of privacy laws are practical but sometimes that extra step is damning for commerce. 
 
 
 
 
Topic 3:  Digital Twins
 
A pop quiz for all you die hard Killing It listeners: "What is a digital twin?"
 
That's right, the digital twin has grown lungs and is making its way into the collective consciousness after its ten year stint as a dinner table tall tale. 
 
An impending existence adjacent to the metaverse, this digital representation shifts and grows with its physical world counterpart; kind of like your weird baby cousin who decides to parrot your every word and move, it is constantly growing and learning...
 
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61742884
 
 
 

 
 
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