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All At Sea
The Supply Chain Crisis Is About to Get a Lot Worse
A seemingly endless supply chain crunch has fueled interest in tech that promises to track problems or predict where new ones might occur.
TikTok’s Black Box Obscures Its Role in Russia’s War
Outside researchers can’t easily monitor how truth or lies circulate on the social media platform—raising concerns about its role in spreading misinformation.
See Bot Run
This Cheetah Robot Taught Itself How to Sprint in a Weird Way
Researchers got the machine to run nearly 13 feet per second. It ain't graceful, but this powerful technique is preparing robots for the chaos of the world.
Russia's Killer Drone in Ukraine Raises Fears About AI in Warfare
The maker of the lethal drone claims that it can identify targets using artificial intelligence.
Deepfake Zelensky Was Quickly Defeated. The Next One May Not Be
The response to a video impersonating the Ukrainian president gives a blueprint for how to stop more sophisticated attempts.
Russian Missiles and Space Debris Could Threaten Satellites
As the war in Ukraine continues, the growing debris in low Earth orbit is a matter of national security.
It’s Like GPT-3, but for Code—Fun, Fast, and Full of Flaws
OpenAI’s new tool can autocomplete lines of programming or conjure software from a simple prompt. It could also riddle the internet with even more bugs.
China’s Gig Workers Are Challenging Their Algorithmic Bosses
Food delivery drivers are using platforms’ data-powered systems, mass WeChat groups, and unofficial unions to fight unfair conditions.
Palmer Luckey Says Working With Weapons Isn't as Fun as VR
The founder of Anduril and Oculus discusses his talks with Ukraine's president, the ethics of AI weapons, and Mark Zuckerberg's metaverse.
Deepfakes Can Help Families Mourn—or Exploit Their Grief
Death holograms aren't inherently creepy. They're part of a lineage of grief technologies that stretches back to photography.
Online Sleuths Are Using Face Recognition to ID Russian Soldiers
It takes five minutes to put a name to a soldier's face using little more than a screenshot, but there's a catch.
This App Can Diagnose Rare Diseases From a Child's Face
Doctors often struggle to identify rare conditions they may only see once in a lifetime. Face2Gene helps specialists find others with the same condition.
The Hidden Role of Facial Recognition Tech in Many Arrests
The technology is spreading fast among police, and often wrong. But people charged with crimes are rarely told an algorithm came into play.
How Wrongful Arrests Based on AI Derailed 3 Men's Lives
Robert Williams, Michael Oliver, and Nijeer Parks were misidentified by facial recognition software. The impact cast a long shadow.
Europe Is in Danger of Using the Wrong Definition of AI
Some intelligent systems are at risk of being excluded from oversight in the EU's proposed legislation. This is bad for both businesses and citizens.
Human After All
Google's New Tech Can Read Your Body Language—Without Cameras
The company’s ATAP research team is using radar to help computers respond to your movements, like turning off a TV if it senses you've dozed off.