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Is AI already creating jobs? +A filmmaker tests Sora + The backdoor caper XZ| GuyWhoKnowsThings

This week we look at how AI is affecting jobs. As companies begin to announce AI-related job cuts and experiment with customer service robots, economists are placing bets on whether AI will deliver big benefits for companies and workers. Some even predict it will help rebuild the middle class.

Then, multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker Paul Trillo joins us to talk about his experience as part of a select group of testers who were granted early access to Sora, OpenAI's video generation tool. And finally, Kevin explains what happened when a Microsoft developer stumbled upon a massive cybersecurity breach.

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“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton and produced by Whitney Jones and Raquel Cohn. The program is edited by just support. Engineering by Alicia Moxley and original music Daniel Powell, Corey Schreppel, Diana Wong and Pat McCusker. Fact verification by caitlin love.

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

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