May 12, 2023
Google’s A.I. Bonanza + Driverless Car Talk With Cruise C.E.O. Kyle Vogt
At its biggest event of the year, Google announced an avalanche of A.I. product releases: A.I. in search, A.I. that writes emails and A.I. that generates slides. Is Google pulling ahead in the A.I. arms race?
And, after years of hype, self-driving cars are finally hitting the streets of American cities. Kevin and Casey take a ride through San Francisco in Banana Slug — an autonomous vehicle from the self-driving car company Cruise. After their ride, they sit down with Cruise’s chief executive, Kyle Vogt, to discuss the role he thinks self-driving cars will play in the future of transportation.
On today’s episode:
* Kyle Vogt is the chief executive of Cruise, a self-driving car company.
* At their annual conference, Google announced dozens of A.I. products and features
* In a leaked memo, a Google researcher argued that the company did not have a strong A.I. moat because of open-source A.I. companies.
* Self-driving cars are expanding their footprint.