PODCAST EPISODE

Episode 137 - Tech Nation State Companies, Facebook Facial Recognition

The Killing IT Podcast

09-11-2021 • 31 mins


Topic 1: Looking at Tech Companies as nation states

When one organization has so much money and does so many things that they "compete" with nation states, should we begin to treat them that way? Note that one article is from Foreign Affairs magazine.

Links:

https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-login-0e7854d2-2b30-44e4-921a-e78b4e2db256.html?chunk=1&utm_term=emshare#story1

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/world/2021-10-19/ian-bremmer-big-tech-global-order

See also the book: The Big Switch by Nicholas Carr


Topic 2: Using AI to parse CEO’s words

Is this truly useful AI or just a faster version of the obvious?

Link:

https://www.reuters.com/technology/ai-can-see-through-you-ceos-language-under-machine-microscope-2021-10-20/


Topic 3: Facebook shuts down facial recognition

Facebook is shutting down their facial recognition program - and deleting the database altogether. Have they found a soul? Is this actually a good business decision? What don't we know about this big decision?

Links:

https://www.protocol.com/bulletins/facebook-shutting-down-facial-recognition

https://gizmodo.com/google-is-going-to-charge-cops-for-your-data-1841221086

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