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#364: How to Minister to Artificial Intelligence

June 17th, 2022 · 76 minutes

Andy and Flo wonder why the new Chromecast ambient mode is cluttered with widgets before they get into a recent whistleblower's claims that Google's LaMDA is a sentient being. (It's not.) We'll explain the what, why, and no-how of last weekend's most trending Google story. Then, it looks like iPhones are getting some Googley abilities. We'll cheekily walk you through all the features Android had first. Finally, Andy will explain why the new Pixel update fixes an overlooked audio essential.


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