Sep 7th 2023
Tech News Weekly 302
EU Names DMA Gatekeepers
Apple AI, iPhone 15 Pro, Rotten Tomatoes
Apple is reportedly spending millions on developing its own generative AI system. Dan Moren talks about what we can expect to get announced at the upcoming Apple event on September 12th. And is the idea behind Rotten Tomatoes rotten? Mikah talks about how PR firms are gaming Rotten Tomatoes' review scores through movie "critics."
- Wayne Ma of The Information joins the show to talk with Mikah Sargent about Apple quietly developing its own large language model for the past few years, aiming to use AI to understand user intent rather than for entertainment.
- Mikah talks about the EU naming six big tech companies as gatekeepers under its new Digital Markets Act and details the criteria and implications of this new act, including potential steep fines for non-compliance.
- Dan Moren of Six Colors stops by to preview Apple's upcoming September 12th event, where new iPhones are expected to be revealed with USB-C ports and other potential devices that may be announced.
- Finally, Mikah discusses an article from Vulture on how PR firms are gaming Rotten Tomatoes' review scores through obscure critics many may have never heard of.
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- Apple Boosts Spending to Develop Conversational AI
- Google Search, Whatsapp, and TikTok on list of 22 services targeted by EU’s tough new DMA
- Questions and Answers: Digital Markets Act: Ensuring fair and open digital markets
- September 12th Apple Event
- The Decomposition of Rotten Tomatoes The most overrated metric in movies is erratic, reductive, and easily hacked — and yet has Hollywood in its grip