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16 Minutes on the News #1: Neuralink & Brain Interfaces, TikTok, FaceApp, iHeartRadio

Vijay Pande, Connie Chan, Joel de la Garza, Jamie McGurk, and Sonal Chokshi

Posted July 21, 2019

Introducing our new podcast, 16 Minutes, a short news podcast where we cover the top headlines of the week, the a16z podcast way — why are these topics in the news; what’s real, what’s hype from our vantage point; and what are our experts’ quick takes on these trends?

This is the first episode of the show, and this week we cover the below topics with the following experts:

  • Neuralink’s recent news/ event/ whitepaper and the trend of brain-computer interfaces — with a16z bio general partner Vijay Pande
  • TikTok video influencers and AI-driven media and commerce — with general partner, consumer, Connie Chan
  • FaceApp and privacy beyond national security — with operating partner, security, Joel de la Garza
  • iHeart Radio and direct listings — with operating partner, corporate development, Jamie McGurk