First it was the news publishers, and now it’s the podcasting platforms that are jumping on the subscription bandwagon. Spotify is expected to announce it is launching a new subscription service for its podcasts, according to The Wall Street Journal. The announcement will come just days after Apple announced similar plans. For podcasters, the trend toward subscriptions is only good news as it...
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Fear and Longing in the AI Wars
Hi, welcome to your Weekend! This is Abe filling in for Jon, who returns as Weekender-in-Chief next Saturday.If the cars, brain implants and spaceships don’t pan out, Elon Musk has a promising future as a fear-monger. His was the leading name attached to a widely discussed open letter published this week that urged a halt in artificial intelligence research, warning that AI poses “profound...
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