Emily Hund investigates how the shifting definition of “authenticity” is the basis of a $16 billion industry. 3:00 a.m.
It’s ChatGPT’s fluency and even eloquence that poses its most imminent threat — it’s difficult to detect mistakes and falsehoods in text that reads like credible news. 3:00 a.m.
Antihumanists and transhumanists see technology in totally different ways, but some of them come to the same conclusion: Homo sapiens’ time may be up. 1:16 p.m.
A system that produces plausible paragraphs can chat — but will it ever be able to tell you what you really need to hear? 3:00 a.m.
The Biden administration can revisit US agreements with host nations to ensure that the US military supports and participates in the dramatic energy transitions underway across the continent. 12:13 p.m.
New apps promise to detect when you’re feeling blue and offer some assistance. But they still have to prove that the benefits of sharing sensitive data outweigh any drawbacks. 12:56 p.m.
Law professor Orly Lobel thinks tech critics are overlooking the potential for data-driven systems to produce a fairer society. 3:00 a.m.
The rise and fall of Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX stemmed from an idea taken to an absurd — yet predictable — extreme. 12:16 p.m.