The metaverse could bring out the good, bad, and ugly sides of people

 The metaverse is coming. Like all technological innovation, it brings new opportunities and new risks...   Read More

Why it’s so hard to regulate algorithms

 By Todd FeathersIn 2018, the New York City Council created a task force to study the city’s use of a...   Read More

What AI could be like when you plug a computer into your brain

 In the few minutes that you are reading this article, I will tell you about a completely new type of...   Read More

Why giving AI ‘human ethics’ is probably a terrible idea

 If you want artificial intelligence to have human ethics, you have to teach it to evolve ethics like...   Read More

Why AI and human perception are too complex to be compared

 Human-level performance. Human-level accuracy. Those are terms you hear a lot from companies develop...   Read More

4 times Shakespeare has inspired stories about robots and AI

 Science fiction is a genre very much associated with technological marvels, innovations, and visions...   Read More

Why the nonprofit OpenAI made GPT-3 a commercial product

 So you like our media brand Neural? You should join our Neural event track at TNW2020 , where you’ll...   Read More

Cops claim Google Maps led them to a mafia member, but there’s more to it than that

 Google Maps is best known for finding places, but the service is also proving adept at finding criminals...   Read More

How will GPT-3 change our lives?

 In recent years, the AI circus really has come to town and we’ve been treated to a veritable parade...   Read More

This AI simulation of Roger Federer helps him overcome his Wimbledon SHAME

 In the 2019 Wimbledon final, Roger Federer was a point away from becoming the oldest player to win a...   Read More

Alphabet to spin out quantum company after Google’s time crystal breakthrough

 Alphabet’s reportedly planning to promote one of its Moonshot projects from venture to business in a...   Read More

This Philosopher AI has its own existential questions to answer

 A new Philosopher AI could help you find meaning in a meaningless world — as long as you don’t ask i...   Read More

Elon Musk may announce human trials at the Neuralink demo. Here’s why that’s awesome

 I’m reticent to use the phrase “iPhone moment for brain surgery” in the first sentence here, but Elo...   Read More

How Intel helped give the ‘world’s first’ cyborg a voice

 On a cold November day in 2016, Dr Peter Scott-Morgan was having a long, hot soak in the bath. After...   Read More

How brain-computers could make the Matrix real

 The problem with reality is that it tends to insist upon itself. Scientists have long pondered wheth...   Read More

5 esoteric science papers to take your mind off the global hellscape

 Experiencing 2020 from the POV of a rational-minded person is exhausting and scary. It sometimes fee...   Read More

Algorithm downgrades nearly 40% of English exam results, hitting poorer students hardest

 An algorithm used to determine school-leaving grades in England has downgraded 39% of the results pr...   Read More

EU plans to tackle online child abuse spark surveillance concerns

 The scale of child sexual exploitation and abuse online is increasing at an alarming rate. The Inter...   Read More

5 criminals caught by Detective Google Maps

 Google Maps wears many hats. While mere civilians use the app for navigation, location information, or...   Read More

England’s new contact-tracing app has a big distance problem

 A revamped version of England‘s troubled contact-tracing app is beginning trials today, but the new...   Read More