Is AI Already Taking Jobs? + A Filmmaker Tries Sora + The XZ Backdoor Caper

Hard Fork

Apr 5 2024 • 1 hr 3 mins

This week we look at how AI is affecting jobs. As companies start announcing AI-related job cuts and experimenting with customer service bots, economists are placing bets on whether AI will lead to major gains for companies and workers. Some are even predicting it will help rebuild the middle class.  Then, multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker Paul Trillo joins to talk to us about his experience as part of a select group of testers granted early access to Sora, Open AI’s video generation tool. And finally, Kevin explains what happened when a Microsoft developer stumbled on a huge cyber security breach.

Today’s Guests:

  • Paul Trillo, multidisciplinary artist, writer and director

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