Microsoft bets big on ChatGPT, are Influencers ruining tech reviews? Vertical Hold Ep 413

Why is Microsoft dropping $14 billion into ChatGPT maker OpenAI, and what’s the future for these kinds of AI-generators? Why is the ACCC probing into the review activities of Aussie influencers?
Special guests David Braue and Consumer Policy Research Centre CEO Erin Turner!


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Microsoft has dropped billions into the makers of ChatGPT… but why? Is this just big tech buying its way into emerging markets — and why is ChatGPT so hot right now anyway?

Meanwhile, as Bill Gates tours Australian shores there’s a storm brewing around the way influencers disclose whether their posts are the real deal or sponsored advertising. What does consumer law have to say, where does the line fall between influencer and journalist — and what should be done to protect consumers in the first place?

We’re joined by David Braue and Erin Turner in this week’s episode of the award winning podcast that goes behind the tech news!

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