Google Eats Rocks, a win for AI interpretation and safety vibration control

This week, Google found itself in more turmoil, this time over its new AI Overview feature and a series of leaked internal documents. Then Josh Batson, a researcher at AI startup Anthropic, joins us to explain how an experiment that made chatbot Claude obsess over the Golden Gate Bridge represents a major breakthrough in understanding how large language models work. Finally, we take a look at recent developments in AI security, after Casey's early access to OpenAI's new souped-up voice assistant was revoked for security reasons.


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“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose AND Casey Newton and produced by Whitney Jones AND Rachel Cohn. The show is edited by Poyant only. Engineering by Alyssa Moxley and original music by Dan Powell, Elisheba Ittoop, Marion Lozano, Sofia Lanman AND Rowan Niemisto Fact checking by Caitlin Love.

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