MacVoices #24005: MVL – The Year’s Most Important Tech Stories

The MacVoices Live! panel considers the most important tech story of the year. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgEric BoldenWeb Bixby, Jeff GametBen Roethig, and Jim Rea look at the past and future of AI and Large Language Models. 

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Show Notes:


0:00:00 The Top Tech Developments of 2023
0:01:10 Graphics Generators: The Future of AI in Design
0:01:33 Apple’s Preview of AI’s Importance
0:03:16 Rapidly Changing Perspectives on AI and Unanswered Questions
0:04:12 Security and Ethics Surrounding Language Models
0:05:12 CES: The Showcasing of AI Products
0:06:07 The Line Between True AI and AI References
0:06:29 AI: Not a Scarlet Letter, Just Like Any Other Product
0:08:24 AI: Existing Examples and Concerns with Personalized AI Systems
0:09:47 The Issue of Transparency and its Origins
0:09:55 Anticipating Actions: Transparency and Definitions Needed
0:11:32 Internal Language Models: Control and Effectiveness
0:13:21 Transitioning into the Unknown: Exciting and Terrifying Times


Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @[email protected] on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]

Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at and via @[email protected] on Mastodon.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.


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