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Decoder with Nilay Patel

Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott on how AI and art will coexist in the future

Decoder with Nilay Patel
Decoder with Nilay Patel
I co-hosted the Code Conference last week, and today’s episode is one of my favorite conversations from the show: Microsoft CTO and EVP of AI Kevin Scott. If you caught Kevin on Decoder a few months ago, you know that he and I love talking about technology together. I really appreciate that he thinks about the relationship between technology and culture as much as we do at The Verge, and it was great to add the energy from the live Code audience to that dynamic.

Kevin and I talked about how things are going with Bing and Microsoft’s AI efforts, as well the company’s relationship with Nvidia and whether it's planning to develop its own AI chips. I also asked Kevin some pretty philosophical questions about AI: Why would you write a song or a book when AI is out there making custom content for other people? Well, it’s because Kevin thinks the AI is still “terrible” at it for now, as Kevin found out firsthand. But he also thinks that creating is just what people do, and AI will help more people become more creative.

Links: 

Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott thinks Sydney might make a comeback

Hands-on with the new Bing: Microsoft’s step beyond ChatGPT

Microsoft Bing hits 100 million active users in bid to grab share from Google

How Microsoft is trying to lessen Its addiction to OpenAI as AI costs soar

AMD CEO Lisa Su on the AI revolution and competing with Nvidia

Microsoft's tiny Phi-1 language model shows how important data quality is for AI training

Microsoft says listing the Ottawa Food Bank as a tourist destination wasn’t the result of ‘unsupervised AI’


Transcript: https://www.theverge.com/e/23664239

Credits:

Decoder is a production of The Verge and is part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Today’s episode was produced by Kate Cox and Nick Statt. It was edited by Callie Wright. 

The Decoder music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our Editorial Director is Brooke Minters and our Executive Producer is Eleanor Donovan.
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