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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- Marketing Company Claims That It Actually Is Listening to Your Phone and Smart Speakers to Target Ads
- Company Brags About Using Smart Device Microphone Audio to Target Ads on Their Podcast
- Largest Dataset Powering AI Images Removed After Discovery of Child Sexual Abuse Material
- Facebook Is Being Overrun With Stolen, AI-Generated Images That People Think Are Real