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The Home Depot Doubles Down on Data Science

The advent of online shopping presented The Home Depot with a challenge: how to bring its famous project expertise and personalized guidance into the digital space. Here’s how they are doing it. 
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.
Access Denied

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.
Ideas

TikTok Must Not Fail Ukrainians

To protect frontline creators and preserve evidence, the platform needs to learn from the wartime failings of other social media companies.
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.
Danger Zone

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.
doppelganger

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.
Space Jam

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.
Smart Assistant

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.
Bottom Line

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.
WIRED Q&A

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. 
Ideas

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.
Ideas

Facebook Has a Child Predation Problem

The platform can be quicker at recommending groups built around child predation than it is to remove them.
Movies

After Yang Will Make You Grieve For a Robot

The beautiful and strange new movie from South Korean filmmaker Kogonada presents a very different view of an AI-enhanced future.
dangerous game

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.
Visual Cues

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. 
No Disclosure

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.
Repercussions

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.
Ideas

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.