This Week in Google with Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Paris Martineau

Mar 15th 2023

This Week in Google 707

Heartlessness As a Service

GPT-4, T-Mobile buys Mint Mobile, Biden's TikTok demand, Gowalla returns

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Guests: Mike Elgan
Category: News
  • OpenAI announces GPT-4 AI language model.
  • Silicon Valley Bank is imploding, prompting bank run.
  • T-Mobile to acquire Ryan Reynolds’ Mint Mobile in a $1.35 billion deal.
  • OpenAI announces GPT-4 AI language model (again).
  • Grammarly adds ChatGPT-like AI to create text in your writing style, outlines, and more.
  • Gmail, Google Docs, and more are getting ChatGPT-like generative AI features.
  • Facebook's Powerful Large Language Model Leaks Online.
  • Microsoft Lays Off Team That Taught Employees How to Make AI Tools Responsibly.
  • The Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR) presents Stochastic Parrots Day.
  • Google opens up its AI language model PaLM to challenge OpenAI and GPT-3.
  • Carrot Weather gets a snarky ChatGPT update.
  • Nabla, a digital health startup, launches Copilot, using GPT-3 to turn patient conversations into action.
  • Rent Going Up? One Company’s Algorithm Could Be Why.
  • TikTok now offers a feed dedicated to science and tech.
  • Meta is working on a decentralized social app.
  • Gowalla returns to see if location-based networking is ready for its mainstream moment.
  • Noam Chomsky: The False Promise of ChatGPT.
  • Google has discontinued the Glass Enterprise Edition.
  • YouTube TV Multiview lets you watch up to 4 games in preview for March Madness.
  • Google Play will now machine translate Android apps for free.
  • Google Workspace is getting a price increase and other changes.
  • March Pixel Feature Drop with Android 13 QPR2 is now rolling out.
  • Stranded on a mountain, he tied his phone to a drone to text for help.
  • Meta layoffs: Facebook owner to cut 10,000 staff.
  • A Look Inside Elon Musk’s $50,000 Prefab Tiny House.
  • The Biden administration demands that TikTok be sold or risk a nationwide ban.


  • Stacey - Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock Hardcover by Jenny Odell.
  • Jeff - Is 25 Years Old Today, and I’m Going to Write About It.
  • Jeff - Lifehacker sold by G/O to Ziff Davis.
  • Jeff - Here’s Everything That Happened at the #BlackTwitterSummit.
  • Jeff - The Color Printer.
  • Mike - ChatPDF.

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