- AI Hits the Mainstream
More industries are looking for ways to use artificial intelligence. What will that mean for the technology’s future?
- How to Fix Microsoft’s Offensive Chatbot Using Tips from Marvin Minsky and Improv Comedy
The notorious Tay would have been tamer if it had been able to tell when people were messing with it.
- Sorry, Shoppers: Delivery Drones Might Not Fly for a While
Despite legislative momentum behind projects like those being developed by Google, Amazon, and others, big technology challenges stand in the way of delivery drones.
- Sound Makes Virtual Reality a More Powerful Painkiller
Listening to audio while playing a VR game can help you control pain, new research indicates.
- Tesla’s Cheaper Model 3 Could Strain Charging Infrastructure
The more-affordable Tesla Model 3, to be unveiled Thursday, is projected to sell in huge numbers. But will there be enough places to charge them?
- How Google Plans to Solve Artificial Intelligence
Mastering Go is just the beginning for Google DeepMind, which hopes to create human-like AI.
- Zika Attacked an Unborn Baby’s Brain as Doctors Watched
U.S. and Finnish doctors caught the brain-shrinking virus in action and say tests to screen for such problems are possible. <
A Roomba recorded a woman on the toilet. How did screenshots end up on Facebook?
Robot vacuum companies say your images are safe, but a sprawling global supply chain for data from our devices creates risk.
A startup says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate
Make Sunsets is already attempting to earn revenue for geoengineering, a move likely to provoke widespread criticism.
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2023
The viral AI avatar app Lensa undressed me—without my consent
My avatars were cartoonishly pornified, while my male colleagues got to be astronauts, explorers, and inventors.
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