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    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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    The Science and Supply of GLP-1s

    The Science and Supply of GLP-1s

    Brooke Boyarsky Pratt, founder and CEO of knownwell, joins Vineeta Agarwala, general partner at a16z Bio + Health.

    Together, they talk about the value of obesity medicine practitioners, patient-centric medical homes, and how Brooke believes the metabolic health space will evolve over time.

    This is the second episode in Raising Health’s series on the science and supply of GLP-1s. Listen to last week's episode to hear from Carolyn Jasik, Chief Medical Officer at Omada Health, on GLP-1s from a clinical perspective.

     

    Listen to more from Raising Health’s series on GLP-1s:

    The science of satiety: https://raisinghealth.simplecast.com/episodes/the-science-and-supply-of-glp-1s-with-carolyn-jasik

    Payers, providers and pricing: https://raisinghealth.simplecast.com/episodes/the-science-and-supply-of-glp-1s-with-chronis-manolis

     

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    The State of AI with Marc & Ben

    The State of AI with Marc & Ben

    In this latest episode on the State of AI, Ben and Marc discuss how small AI startups can compete with Big Tech’s massive compute and data scale advantages, reveal why data is overrated as a sellable asset, and unpack all the ways the AI boom compares to the internet boom.

     

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    Predicting Revenue in Usage-based Pricing

    Predicting Revenue in Usage-based Pricing

    Over the past decade, usage-based pricing has soared in popularity. Why? Because it aligns cost with value, letting customers pay only for what they use. But, that flexibility is not without issues - especially when it comes to predicting revenue. Fortunately, with the right process and infrastructure, your usage-based revenue can become more predictable than the traditional seat-based SaaS model. 

    In this episode from the a16z Growth team, Fivetran’s VP of Strategy and Operations Travis Ferber and Alchemy’s Head of Sales Dan Burrill join a16z Growth’s Revenue Operations Partner Mark Regan. Together, they discuss the art of generating reliable usage-based revenue. They share tips for avoiding common pitfalls when implementing this pricing model - including how to nail sales forecasting, adopting the best tools to track usage, and deal with the initial lack of customer data. 

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    Find Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BurrillDaniel

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    Find Mark on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mregan178

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    California's Senate Bill 1047: What You Need to Know

    California's Senate Bill 1047: What You Need to Know

    On May 21, the California Senate passed bill 1047.

    This bill – which sets out to regulate AI at the model level – wasn’t garnering much attention, until it slid through an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 32 to 1 and is now queued for an assembly vote in August that would cement it into law. In this episode, a16z General Partner Anjney Midha and Venture Editor Derrick Harris breakdown everything the tech community needs to know about SB-1047.

    This bill really is the tip of the iceberg, with over 600 new pieces of AI legislation swirling in the United States. So if you care about one of the most important technologies of our generation and America’s ability to continue leading the charge here, we encourage you to read the bill and spread the word.

    Read the bill: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=202320240SB1047

    a16z Podcast
    enJune 06, 2024

    The GenAI 100: The Apps that Stick

    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. We're going beyond rankings to explore pivotal benchmarks like D7 retention and introduce metrics that define today's AI market.

    Note: This episode was recorded prior to OpenAI's Spring update. Catch our latest insights in the previous episode to stay ahead!

     

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    Find Olivia on Twitter: https://x.com/omooretweets

     

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

    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. Each episode features the most influential figures in financial services to explore key trends impacting the industry and the pressing innovations that will shape our future. 

     

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

    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.

     

    Resources:

    OpenAI’s Spring announcement: https://openai.com/index/hello-gpt-4o/

    Google I/O announcements: https://blog.google/technology/ai/google-io-2024-100-announcements/

     

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    Remaking the UI for AI

    Remaking the UI for AI

    Make sure to check out our new AI + a16z feed: https://link.chtbl.com/aiplusa16z
     

    a16z General Partner Anjney Midha joins the podcast to discuss what's happening with hardware for artificial intelligence. Nvidia might have cornered the market on training workloads for now, but he believes there's a big opportunity at the inference layer — especially for wearable or similar devices that can become a natural part of our everyday interactions. 

    Here's one small passage that speaks to his larger thesis on where we're heading:

    "I think why we're seeing so many developers flock to Ollama is because there is a lot of demand from consumers to interact with language models in private ways. And that means that they're going to have to figure out how to get the models to run locally without ever leaving without ever the user's context, and data leaving the user's device. And that's going to result, I think, in a renaissance of new kinds of chips that are capable of handling massive workloads of inference on device.

    "We are yet to see those unlocked, but the good news is that open source models are phenomenal at unlocking efficiency.  The open source language model ecosystem is just so ravenous."

    More from Anjney:

    The Quest for AGI: Q*, Self-Play, and Synthetic Data

    Making the Most of Open Source AI

    Safety in Numbers: Keeping AI Open

    Investing in Luma AI

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    a16z Podcast
    enMay 16, 2024

    How Discord Became a Developer Platform

    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. 

    Now, with Discord's recent release of embeddable apps, what can we expect now that it's easier than ever for developers to build? 

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

    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. Matt Knight, Head of Security at OpenAI, Jason Clinton, CISO at Anthropic, and Vijay Bolina, CISO at Google DeepMind, are joined by Joel de la Garza, operating partner at a16z and former chief security officer at Box and Citigroup.

    Together, they explore how large language models impact security, including changes in offense and defense strategies, misuse by nation-state actors, prompt engineering, and more. In this changing environment, how do LLMs transform security dynamics? Let's uncover the answers.

     

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    Find Matt Knight  on Twitter: https://twitter.com/embeddedsec

     

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

    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.

    In this episode, DeepMind's VP of Research for Science, Pushmeet Kohli, and a16z General Partner Vijay Pande discuss the transformative potential of AI in scientific exploration. Can AI lead to fundamentally new discoveries in science? Let's find out.

     

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    Find Vijay on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vijaypande

    Learn more about Google DeepMind: https://deepmind.google

    Read DeepMind’s AlphaFold whitepaper: https://deepmind.google/discover/blog/a-glimpse-of-the-next-generation-of-alphafold

    Read DeepMind’s AlphaGeometry: https://deepmind.google/discover/blog/alphageometry-an-olympiad-level-ai-system-for-geometry

    Read DeepMind’s research on new materials: https://deepmind.google/discover/blog/millions-of-new-materials-discovered-with-deep-learning/

    Read DeepMind’s paper on FunSearch, focused on new discoveries in mathematics: https://deepmind.google/discover/blog/funsearch-making-new-discoveries-in-mathematical-sciences-using-large-language-models

     

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

    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”. 

    Whether you’re a developer, an enthusiast, or just curious about the future of interactive entertainment, this episode provides a glimpse into how today's creators use creativity and technology to captivate.

    If you're passionate about shaping the future of gaming, consider applying for SPEEDRUN 3.0 at a16z.com/speedrun3.

     

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    Submit your SPEEDRUN 3.0 application: https://a16z.com/speedrun-la-2024

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    Find Josh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoshLu

    Learn more about Avi and Magic Circle: https://twitter.com/aviromanoff

    Learn more about Lil Snack: https://www.lilsnack.co

    Learn more about Neon Wild: https://www.neonwild.com

    Learn more about Open Souls: https://www.opensouls.studio

    Learn more about Altera: https://altera.al

     

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

    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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    Find Martin Casado on Twitter: https://twitter.com/martin_casado

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    Game On: Marc Andreessen & Andrew Chen Talk Creative Computers

    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. They explore the origins of tech pessimism, effective engagement with government in tech, its significance for the gaming community, the ongoing AI revolution, and even what Marc himself would build today if he didn't have his hands full. 

    Recorded as part of a16z's extensive games fund accelerator, SPEEDRUN, this session offers valuable insights for founders and innovators at the intersection of games and technology. 

    If you're passionate about shaping the future of gaming, consider applying for SPEEDRUN 3.0 at a16z.com/speedrun3.

     

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    Inside the Department of Defense and its Vision for the Future

    Inside the Department of Defense and its Vision for the Future

    From air-defining radar and electronic systems that helped the Allies win World War II, the origins of Silicon Valley are deeply rooted in government and defense.

    In today's episode, we get the chance to revisit that relationship with the United States Deputy Secretary of Defense, Kathleen Hicks.

    Deputy Secretary Hicks has spent decades of her career focused on defense policy and in her keynote address from a16z's second annual American Dynamism Summit in Washington, D.C., you'll get an inside look into the priorities of the DoD and how it views its past, present, and future.

    In the second half of the episode, you’ll hear highlights from Deputy Secretary Hicks' fireside chat with Wall Street Journal’s National Security Editor, Sharon Weinberger, where they dive into the numerous issues facing our country today, from Ukraine to the use of AI on the battlefield.

     

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    Find Sharon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/weinbergersa

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    Politics & the Future of Tech with Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz

    Politics & the Future of Tech with Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz

    “If America is going to be America in the next one hundred years, we have to get this right.” - Ben Horowitz

    This week on “The Ben & Marc Show”, a16z co-founders Ben Horowitz and Marc Andreessen take on one of the most hot button issues facing technology today: tech regulation and policy.

    In this one-on-one conversation, Ben and Marc delve into why the political interests of “Big Tech” conflict with a positive technological future, the necessity of decentralized AI, and how the future of American innovation is at its most critical point. They also answer YOUR questions from X (formerly Twitter). That and much more. Enjoy!

     

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    Watch full episode: https://youtu.be/dX7d6bRJI9k

    Marc on X: https://twitter.com/pmarca

    Marc’s Substack: https://pmarca.substack.com

    Ben on X: https://twitter.com/bhorowitz

    Ben’s Article: “Politics and the Future” bit.ly/3PGKrgw

     

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    The Real Price of Healthcare with Mark Cuban

    The Real Price of Healthcare with Mark Cuban

    From judging inventions on “Shark Tank” to reshaping the image of NBA ownership, Mark Cuban is known for many things. In this chat with a16z General Partner David Ulevitch, he discusses the importance of entrepreneurship for maintaining America’s status as the most innovative place on the planet. This includes making big bets, like he’s doing with Cost Plus Drugs, his latest venture that seeks to upend the prescription drug markets.

     

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    Devoting Your Life to Reinventing a Broken System

    Devoting Your Life to Reinventing a Broken System

    At the a16z LP Summit, we brought hundreds of our limited partners and portfolio founders together in Las Vegas.

    The event was truly overflowing with stories of how founders are challenging the status quo and harnessing technology to make the world a better place. Amidst these stories, it became clear that in the realms of public safety and healthcare, the stakes couldn't be higher—these sectors not only hold lives in balance but also stand as fertile ground for technological breakthroughs.

    In this episode, a16z General Partner Vijay Pande chats with Ed and Todd Park, the visionary siblings behind Devoted Health. Their mission? To overhaul a healthcare system they describe as critically essential yet deeply flawed. The Park brothers delve into the genesis of their ambition to construct a healthcare system from scratch, underscoring the sector's urgent need for technological innovation and the game-changing role of AI.

    Kicking off with an American dream story, this episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in how technology can reshape healthcare for the better.

     

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    Find Ed on Twitter: https://twitter.com/edparkdevoted

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    Learn more about Devoted Health: https://www.devoted.com

     

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    Bringing AI to the Masses with Adam D’Angelo

    Bringing AI to the Masses with Adam D’Angelo

    Generative AI has initiated a transformative shift, reshaping our world in unprecedented ways. In a16z's AI Revolution series, we engage some of the most impactful builders in the field of AI discussing and debating where we are, where we’re going, and the big open questions in AI.

    In this episode, General Partner David George chats with Adam D'Angelo, the CEO and founder of Quora, wade into this fast-moving AI landscape, and specifically touch on how building infrastructure for creators can democratize AI. 

    Adam, who is now building AI aggregator Poe and is on the board of OpenAI, has long been paying attention to this AI wave. He recounts this evolving fascination, and together Adam and David explore the dynamic synergy between humans and AI, highlighting the critical role of experimentation for founders in the AI realm.

    As a reminder, this conversation comes from our AI Revolution series, which you can dive into more deeply at a16z.com/ai

     

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    A Nuclear Comeback: Are New Reactors the Answer?

    A Nuclear Comeback: Are New Reactors the Answer?

    Nuclear energy accounts for 20% of the electricity in the United States, but remarkably, 2023 marked the commissioning of the U.S.'s first new nuclear reactor in over three decades. The past few years have been a story of changing public opinion, but equally, innovative startups crafting groundbreaking reactor designs and an ambitious announcement by the U.S. government to triple nuclear power production by 2050.

    In this episode recorded at a16z’s American Dynamism Summit in Washington DC, a16z podcast host Steph Smith is joined by a16z General Partner David Ulevich, Doug Bernauer – CEO of microreactor company Radiant – and Dr. Kathryn Huff, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Nuclear Energy.

    From energizing the country's data centers to propelling the electric vehicles on our roads or powering the factories crafting tomorrow's innovations, they discuss why expanding our nuclear capacity is a national imperative. 

    Stay tuned for more exclusive conversations from a16z's second annual American Dynamism Summit in Washington DC.

     

    Topics Covered: 

    00:00 - The Promise of Advanced Nuclear Reactors

    03:43 - Nuclear Energy's Current Landscape

    07:00 - Vulnerabilities in Fuel Delivery

    10:30 - Nuclear Energy's Timeline

    12:11 - Portable Microreactors and Mass Production 

    15:06 - Nuclear Energy's Role in America

    21: 24 - Government's Role in Nuclear Energy

    26:08 - Challenges of Portable Micro Reactors

     30:03- The Evolution of Nuclear Reactors

    32:11 - Nuclear’s Public Perception and Safety

    39:21 - The Global Need for Nuclear Power

     

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