Audio of these conversations is available via your favorite podcast service. In this episode, I’m joined by a columnist and author who’s spent the last few years thinking about a past era of automation, a process that yielded him a valuable perspective when considering this moment in time. Los Angeles Times technology columnist Brian Merchant is the author of a recent column under the headline, “Afraid of AI? The startups selling it want you to be,” and of the forthcoming book Blood in the Machine: The Origins of the Rebellion Against Big Tech, which tells the story of the 19th century Luddite movement. A transcript of this discussion is forthcoming. The post Is OpenAI Cultivating Fear to Sell AI? appeared first on Tech Policy Press.Is OpenAI Cultivating Fear to Sell AI?