All Gas, No Brakes in A.I. + Metaverse Update + Lessons From a Prompt Engineer


Kevin Roose and

Davis Land and

Dan Powell, Marion Lozano and

ChatGPT can now hear, see and speak — and that’s just the start of the deluge of A.I. news this week. Kevin and Casey unpack the lightning-speed updates.

Then, Meta’s next-generation headset, Quest 3, is here. Is there still hope for the metaverse?

And: An interview with a prompt engineer. Yes, that’s a real job.

Photo illustration by The New York Times; Photographs by Arattansi/iStock (car), Getty Images (smoke)

Today’s Guest:

  • Riley Goodside is a prompt engineer at Scale A.I., a San Francisco start-up.

Additional Reading:

  • Kevin Roose on ChatGPT, which can now see, hear and speak.

  • Spotify announced a new A.I.-powered voice-translation feature.

  • Meta announced the release of the Quest 3 headset.

“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton and produced by Davis Land and Rachel Cohn. The show is edited by Jen Poyant. Engineering by Alyssa Moxley and original music by Dan Powell, Marion Lozano and Sophia Lanman . Fact-checking by Andrea Lopez Cruzado.

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


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