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May 1, 2022

So you want to open-source an algorithm

Elon Musk wants to open-source Twitter's algorithm, but that might be harder than it sounds.

The Biden Administration set an ambitious climate goal: cutting carbon emissions in half by 2030. That prospect is looking less likely, experts say, and this week we discuss why — and where we go from here.

Then Protocol reporter Kate Kaye joins the podcast to explain what it means to open-source an algorithm, and why Elon Musk might run into challenges if he tries to spill Twitter's secret sauce to the public. Kate also teaches us the meaning of the cursed phrase "algorithmic disgorgement" and how the FTC is using it to police tech companies.

And finally, we answer a critical question: Are sleeping bag shoes tech?

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