July 29, 2020
with @withfries2 @smc90 What's real, what's hype when it comes to all the recent buzz around the language model GPT-3? What is "it", how does it work, where does it fit into the arc of broader tech trends (natural language, neural networks, deep learning approaches, more) -- and are we really getting closer to artificial general intelligence?
July 10, 2020
with @martin_casado @chrislyons @davidu @smc90 For this holiday break episode we cover two timely yet still developing-news topics: (1) That the National Science Foundation could rebrand and get a significant amount of funding, which has implications for U.S. competitiveness and corporate innovation; and (2) There’s been a whole spate of companies that announced they’re going remote, not just during COVID or extending beyond it but by default -- so what are the implications?
June 29, 2020
with @fromedome @conniechan @smc90 Apple "App Clips" and "App Clip Codes" were announced at WWDC this week -- but what are they really? They're part of a broader trend, with implications for businesses and brands big and small. But where do (and don't) the parallels to WeChat apply; what does it mean for discovery, super apps, and the future of context-aware computing... especially when more mainstream AR glasses arrive to, er, augment smartphones?
June 21, 2020
with @nikillinit justinlarkin @vijaypande @smc90 The FDA just approved the first ever videogame that can now be legally marketed and prescribed as a medicine -- it's for 8-12 year olds with ADHD. But where does this fit in the broader category of "digital therapeutics"... and what is' isn't a digital therapeutic as compared to traditional drugs, or even telemedicine?
June 21, 2020
with @tocelot @farming_xp @smc90 Recent Snap features announced around navigation redesign, Snap Games, and Bitmoji for Games have broader implications for the gaming industry and future of social networks. Especially when such messaging games (built on HTML5 and "mini programs" or apps-within-apps) merge the key trends of mobile, social, cloud gaming... and identity.
May 31, 2020
with @mmasnick @smc90 Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has been in the headlines a lot recently, in the context of Twitter, the president's tweets, and an executive order put out by the White House just this week. So we break it all down, explaining nuances, debunking popular rhetoric, and sharing thoughts on a way forward for content moderation and more.
May 23, 2020
with joeldelagarza @smc90 Contact tracing is a key strategy for preventing further spread of a disease like COVID-19, but approaches and frameworks vary in how, who, and where -- especially on privacy and security. Yet technology is not the biggest part of this discussion; it’s also about rights, cultures, and values... and the bigger questions around what happens when people are "transformed into cellphone signals".
May 17, 2020
with @jorgecondebio @andy23tran and @smc90 Better and widespread testing is key to re-opening the economy. So we discuss the first authorized use of CRISPR for testing -- diagnostics, not just therapeutics! -- and what the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization means. Where are we when it comes to CRISPR in practice?
April 12, 2020
with joeldelagarza @davidu @smc90 Zoom has been in the headlines a lot lately for security related issues and concerns, while experiencing unprecedented growth as well as shift in its user base from enterprise to consumer due to the coronavirus pandemic. What's hype/ what's real, and what does it tell us about bottom-up SaaS and cloud security?
March 29, 2020
with @vijaypande @smc90 The debate around real world evidence vs. clinical trials given claims and concerns around particular drugs in the context of the novel coronavirus pandemic; the role of the FDA; and where statistics do and don't come in, when it comes to policy.
March 22, 2020
with @arampell @smc90 How do we make sure the economy -- and especially small businesses -- survive the current coronavirus pandemic and public health crisis? How do the Fed, Congress, or local policymakers decide on monetary and fiscal policies? And where does technology come in?
March 14, 2020
with @julesyoo @vmocherla @smc90 It's been a historic week for healthcare, for more than one reason; we cover the latest HHS rules to provide patients more control of their data and how that fits into what's going on in hospitals right now with the novel coronavirus; what the rules are; and implications for patients, providers, payers, startups, and incumbents.
March 8, 2020
with @tocelot @andrewchen @arampell @smc90 We cover: (1) the implications for the gaming and device ecosystem if Google decides to bring Steam support to Chrome OS; (2) what NYC legislators banning cashless restaurants and retail establishments says about the banking system more broadly; and (3) the latest stats on COVID-19.
February 28, 2020
with @illscience @skupor @smc90 What's going on with all the spate of fintech acquisitions recently, and why now? Meanwhile, what's worrisome about using enforcement actions to make policy.
February 19, 2020
with @julesyoo @heyjudka @smc90 This episode shares the latest coronavirus and COVID-19 disease updates; implications for U.S. healthcare system readiness and evolution in future; and how the virus tests work and what the latest data does/ doesn't tell us.
February 7, 2020
News and trends covered this week include, with @smc90: * FICO credit score changes -- with @astrange @illscience * EPIC's letter, regulations around medical records -- with @julesyoo
January 30, 2020
with @heyjudka @smc90 This episode is all about the recent coronavirus outbreak -- or rather, a new type of coronavirus called 2019-nCoV. Since it's an ongoing and fast-developing news cycle, we take a quick snapshot for where we are, what we know, and what we don't know, and discuss the vantage point of where tech comes in.
January 18, 2020
Field trip report from CES 2020 with @stevesi @smc90. Topics covered include screens, 8K TV, 5G, transportation, smart home, USB-C.
January 13, 2020
News and trends covered this week include, with @smc90: * White House general principles for regulating AI and recent government export controls on specific AI software -- with @withfries2 * negative interest rates, quantitative easing, and where tech comes in -- with @arampell
January 6, 2020
with @jorgecondebio and @smc90 A look-back and look-forward deep-dive episode of 16 Minutes on the topic of personal genomics, given recent and past retrospective and prospective pieces in the media on the topics of DNA sequencing, personalized medicine, criminal investigations, genetic privacy and large datasets, multiomics, and more.
December 21, 2019
News and trends covered this week include: * Star Wars trailer in Fortnite, gaming, and future of social -- with @tocelot * Congress warns tech companies to take action on encryption, or else "we will impose our will on you" -- with @martin_casado joeldelagarza …hosted by @smc90.
December 16, 2019
News and trends covered this week include: * NYSE and SEC back and forth over direct listings, and other structural factors at play -- with @skupor * Apple bans vaping apps, FDA issues warning letters to some companies with CBD products in them; where do the lines blur? -- with @vijaypande …hosted by @smc90.
December 16, 2019
News and trends covered this week include: * use of alternative data in credit underwriting, federal regulators, and innovation — with @seema_amble @rexsalisbury * big annual shopping days and retail trends, from Black Friday to Cyber Monday to Singles’ Day and Prime Day; offline to online commerce; and chatbots & logistics) in shopping — with @jeff_jordan and @conniechan …hosted by @smc90.
November 15, 2019
News and trends covered this week include: * UPS drones deliver prescriptions, what it means and what next -- with @julesyoo @vmocherla * Apple opens health records service to veterans, but wherefore the holy grail of electronic health records? -- with @julesyoo @vmocherla * hackers can use lasers to take over voice devices, how worried should we be? -- with joeldelagarza …hosted by @smc90.
November 4, 2019
News and trends covered this week include: * the OK Boomer meme, what it means given current and coming tech shifts around meme-to-merchandise, ecommerce, video, app design, and the future of social -- with @conniechan @dcoolican * fraud in gaming microtransactions given reports of money laundering through Counter-Strike: Global Offensive container key trades …hosted by @smc90.
October 20, 2019
News and trends covered this week include: * crypto regulatory moves with SEC settling charges for an unregistered ICO and IRS issuing guidance on taxation for hard forks and airdrops -- with @skupor * ATM fees set record highs, disproportionately affecting low-income people; why are fees so high? -- with @astrange …hosted by @smc90.
October 8, 2019
News and trends covered this week -- all about the latest policy and in practice implication for CRISPR -- include: * California law requiring labels for self-editing kits (that don't exist yet) * Alliance (including 13 of the most active companies in gene editing for therapeutics) statement against germline editing at this time -- and parallels/differences given China CRISPR babies scandal & recombinant DNA from 1970s * clinical trials for CRISPR come of age, with first publicly identified patient (for sickle cell disease) and first study inside the human body (for inherited congenital blindness) * CRISPR as a platform, applications, and what all of this means for innovation …with @jorgecondebio @andy23tran and host @smc90.
September 30, 2019
News and trends covered this week include: * Amazon's move into care delivery, initially for employees, what it means for incumbents and startups, the future of healthcare -- with @julesyoo @jorgecondebio * Oculus Connect 6, Facebook's annual developer event, where announcements about devices and content signal the future of VR (and AR) --with @cdixon * Google quantum supremacy claim, as shared in a paper with/via NASA: what does it mean for cryptography and other applications, where are we in quantum computing? -- with @vijaypande …hosted by @smc90.
September 23, 2019
News and trends covered this week include: * FBI's latest note on social engineering of two-factor authentication * Simjacker spyware via SMS * Google Project Zero vs. Apple, and Apple's year in security * what can we do to secure ourselves? …with @martin_casado joeldelgarza and host @smc90.
September 16, 2019
News and trends covered this week include: * Apple event, product, services across mobile, TV, gaming -- with @benedictevans * wearables, fitness trackers, and watches in healthcare -- with @vijaypande …hosted by @smc90.
August 25, 2019
News and trends covered this week include: * Apple credit card -- with @illscience * BEC scams and massive federal grand jury indictment -- with Joel de la Garza …hosted by @smc90.
August 12, 2019
News and trends covered this week include: * health claims data, insurance & big tech -- with @julesyoo * Capital One data breach, cloud, corporate hacks -- with Joel de la Garza …hosted by @smc90.
August 12, 2019
News and trends covered this week include: * real-time payments, Federal Reserve, banks, and fintech -- with @astrange * Barney's bankruptcy, the death of retail, and ecommerce -- with @jeff_jordan …hosted by @smc90.
August 4, 2019
News and trends covered this week include: * data on where and who * how opioids work * who's to blame? * managing pain and where tech come in …with @jorgecondebio @vijaypande and host @smc90.
August 4, 2019
News and trends covered this week include: * the inaugural Fortnite World Cup * esports * gaming * social networks * the future of entertainment …with @andrewchen @dcoolican and host @smc90.
July 28, 2019
News and trends covered this week include: * mobile malware and security in a post-perimeter world -- with @martin_casado * drug pricing proposals, why drug pricing is so hard, and what is a medicine -- with @jorgecondebio and @jayrughani …hosted by @smc90.
July 21, 2019
News and trends covered this week include: * Neuralink’s recent news/ event/ whitepaper and the trend of brain-computer interfaces -- with @vijaypande * TikTok video influencers and AI-driven media and commerce -- with @conniechan * FaceApp and privacy beyond national security -- with Joel de la Garza * iHeart Radio and direct listings -- with @jpm25 …hosted by @smc90.
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