Ever wondered what it’s like to be a tech columnist like myself? Of course not. Still I’m here to tell you that these days it feels a lot like that “supercuts” video of Google CEO Sundar Pichai that is doing the rounds: just saying artificial intelligence (AI) repeatedly until you sound like a parody of Old MacDonald had a farm.

The video, which went viral a few weeks ago, shows Pichai at the company’s development conference saying “AI” and “generative AI” over and over and over. It was inspired by the factoid that Pich[AI] — as some smarty-pants in the YouTube comments nicknamed him — cited the exciting tech 34 times in his opening statement on the most recent Alphabet earnings call. To put that in perspective, during 2022’s announcement AI got name-dropped in just five instances...

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