Podcast: These Companies Say They're Using Microphone Audio to Target Ads

On this week's episode we discuss how marketers might actually be listening to conversations through smart devices. Here's everything we know.
Left to right: Joseph Cox, Sam Cole, Jason Koebler.
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In this week's show, we start with a couple of articles about how companies might *actually* be listening to conversations through smart device microphones to target ads. Plenty of questions remain, but we discuss everything we know so far. After the break, Sam explains a new Stanford study which has resulted in one of AI's most important datasets being taken offline (check the article itself for a clarification on Google's connection to the story which we learned after recording). In the subscribers-only section, Jason tells us how he dug into the wave of stolen, AI-generated art all over Facebook.

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