Mr. Altman Goes to Washington, and Casey Goes on This American Life

At a congressional hearing this week, OpenAI chief executive Sam Altman seemed to have the same idea as lawmakers: it’s time to regulate AI, but there are many others who regulate technology. Will it actually happen, as suggested by Times technology reporter Cecilia Kang helps us understand if Congress will actually act and what it might look like.

Casey then speaks with Yoel Roth, Twitter’s former head of trust and safety, before and after Elon Musk took over the company.

It also explains how to manage your social network. Hint: It’s difficult.

The “Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Ruth and Casey Newton, and produced by Davis Rand. The show is edited by Paula Schutchmann and Jen Poyant.Engineering by Alyssa Moxley, original music by Dan Powell, Elisheva Itup, Marion Lozano, Sofia Lamman, Rowan Niemist. Fact-checking by Caitlin Love.

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

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