Friday, May 24

Google’s next flagship model: Will the cybertruck crash? and This Week in AI

Warning: This episode contains strong language.

Google’s new artificial intelligence model, Gemini, is out. It is touted as America’s next AI model. Kevin Roose and Casey Newton ask: Is it really better than OpenAI’s GPT-4? Additionally, by some estimates, millions of people have pre-ordered Tesla’s Cybertruck, but has Elon Musk’s recent behavior soured people on the brand? And finally, more AI news you may have missed.

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“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton and produced by Davis Land and Rachel Cohn. The show is curated by Jen Poyant. Engineering by Chris Wood and original music by Dan Powell, Marion Lozano and Sophia Lanman. Caitlin Love fact check.

Special thanks to Paula Szuchman, Pui-Wing Tam, Nell Gallogly, Kate LoPresti, and Jeffrey Miranda.