What’s next for the artificial intelligence industry?
Nov 20, 2023

What’s next for the artificial intelligence industry?

The Sam Altman-OpenAI fiasco holds some lessons about where AI is headed. Plus, industrial real estate booms in a Mexico-U.S. border town.

Segments From this episode

What to make of the drama at OpenAI after CEO Sam Altman's firing?

Nov 20, 2023
The very public OpenAI chaos is a teachable moment for policymakers and regulators, says NYU professor Gary Marcus.
Hundreds of OpenAI staff members have threatened to quit if former CEO Sam Altman, above, isn't reinstated.
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Argentina's president-elect wants to replace its peso with the dollar. Why?

Nov 20, 2023
In theory, "dollarization" solves some of Argentina's economic problems. But it could create others.
Javier Milei, Argentina's conservative incoming leader, has said he will push to slash government spending and adopt the U.S. currency to get inflation under control.
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With Mexico as top U.S. trade partner, industrial real estate booms in Laredo

Nov 21, 2023
Developers in the city on the Rio Grande are seeing high demand for warehousing space as the U.S. strengthens trade with Mexico.
AJ Kraus, CEO of Pinnacle Industry Center, calls the growing industrial park in Laredo “valley of the giants” because of the enormous warehouses that dominate the landscape.
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Record store owner hopes to turn out more regulars this winter

Phillip Rollins, owner of the record, comic and toy store OffBeat in Jackson, Mississippi, talks about his decision to open seven days a week and his efforts to turn customers into regulars.

Loan applications are down, rejections are up. This could be good for taming inflation.

Nov 20, 2023
The application rate for any kind of credit dropped to just over 41% this year from nearly 45% in 2022, according to a Fed survey.
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Need SNAP benefits? You may have to wait.

Nov 20, 2023
In more than a dozen states, less than 80% of SNAP applications are being processed on time. Before the pandemic, the numbers were much better.
The most recent data show that applications for SNAP benefits are being processed late in a dozen states, including New York and Georgia.
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Music from the episode

Timeless J Dilla
1min Freestle Lambeau
Check Admira Wakka
Alright Tycho
Poison Beyoncé
Red Light Kisses Lake Street Drive

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Jordan Mangi Assistant Digital Producer