a16z Podcast

The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future – especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This podcast is produced by Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Multiple episodes are released every week; visit a16z.com for more details and to sign up for our newsletters and other content as well!

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 32m. Bisher sind 802 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 4 Tage.

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episode 791: The GenAI 100: The Apps that Stick


Consumer AI is moving fast, so who's leading the charge? a16z Consumer Partners Olivia Moore and Bryan Kim discuss our GenAI 100 list and what it takes for an AI model to stand out and dominate the market. They discuss how these cutting-edge apps are connecting with their users and debate whether traditional strategies like paid acquisition and network effects are still effective...


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episode 790: Finding a Single Source of AI Truth With Marty Chavez From Sixth Street


a16z General Partner David Haber talks with Marty Chavez, vice chairman and partner at Sixth Street Partners, about the foundational role he’s had in merging technology and finance throughout his career, and the magical promises and regulatory pitfalls of AI. This episode is taken from “In the Vault”, a new audio podcast series by the a16z Fintech team...


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episode 789: A Big Week in AI: GPT-4o & Gemini Find Their Voice


This was a big week in the world of AI, with both OpenAI and Google dropping significant updates. So big that we decided to break things down in a new format with our Consumer partners Bryan Kim and Justine Moore. We discuss the multi-modal companions that have found their voice, but also why not all audio is the same, and why several nuances like speed and personality really matter.


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episode 788: Remaking the UI for AI


a16z General Partner Anjney Midha shares his perspective on how hardware for artificial intelligence will improve —especially at the inference layer — and what that means for how we'll build, train, and interact with AI models.


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episode 787: How Discord Became a Developer Platform


In 2009 Discord cofounder and CEO, Jason Citron, started building tools and infrastructure for games. Fast forward to today and the platform has over 200 million monthly active users. In this episode, Jason, alongside a16z General Partner Anjney Midha—who merged his company Ubiquiti 6 with Discord in 2021—shares insights on the nuances of community-driven product development, the shift from gamer to developer, and Discord’s longstanding commitment to platform extensibility...


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episode 785: Securing the Black Box: OpenAI, Anthropic, and GDM Discuss


Human nature fears the unknown, and with the rapid progress of AI, concerns naturally arise. Uncanny robocalls, data breaches, and misinformation floods are among the worries. But what about security in the era of large language models? In this episode, we hear from security leaders at OpenAI, Anthropic, and Google DeepMind...


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episode 784: Can AI Advance Science? DeepMind's VP of Science Weighs In


In recent years, the AI landscape has seen huge advancements, from the release of Dall-E 2 in April 2022 to the emergence of AI music and video models in early 2024. While creative tools often steal the spotlight, AlphaFold 2 marked a groundbreaking AI breakthrough in biology in 2021. Since its release, this pioneering tool for predicting protein structures has been utilized by over 1.7 million scientists worldwide, influencing fields ranging from genomics to computational chemistry...


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episode 783: Next-Gen Gaming: AI Souls, Real-time Culture, Personalized Avatars


Over 3,700 companies applied to a16z’s SPEEDRUN. In this episode, we meet the founders pushing the boundaries of what games can be. From the fusion of traditional gaming elements with modern tech-twists, a16z General Partner Andrew Chen and Partner Josh Lu discuss the challenges and wins of creating games that are not only fun but also integrate seamlessly into the digital age, from AI-twins to games that “move at the speed of culture”...


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episode 782: Why America Must Lead in AI Investment with Senator Young (R-IN)


Senator Todd Young (R-IN) speaks with a16z General Partner Martin Casado about the importance of open innovation and American leadership in AI, and why we need to support AI research at all levels — from the classroom to the war room. In this episode, we distinguish science fiction from science reality in the ever-evolving AI landscape.


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episode 781: Game On: Marc Andreessen & Andrew Chen Talk Creative Computers


The gaming industry stands as a pioneer of cutting-edge technologies, ushering in innovations like GPUs, virtual and augmented reality, physics engines, and immersive multiplayer experiences. In this episode, a16z cofounder Marc Andreessen and Andrew Chen, General Partner at a16z Games, dig into why a16z was compelled to establish a dedicated games fund...


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 April 17, 2024  40m