Historian Yuval Noah Harari promises that if we eat the apple of high technology, we shall be as gods. But will that apple be nourishing or poisonous?
Tech companies are selling the idea of ‘digital resurrection.’ That’s only a problem if we’re dumb enough to buy it.
There are AI-assisted weapons already in use, but they still require a human operator to confirm targets and order the kill. That is changing rapidly.
Google plans to revamp its research protocols following the departure of two AI research employees who criticized the company for ignoring biases in AI tech.
An internal poll found that of the bot’s users, more than 60 percent were aiming to ‘undress’ photos of girls or women they knew from real life.
Perhaps expensive tech like Moxie the robot can help solve problems tech generally exacerbates, or perhaps it’s time to put down the screens and start talking to our kids again.
Despite its public image, artificial intelligence software cannot yet match the versatile skills of even the most primitive mammals in the real world.
It’s sort of terrifying to see a robot nurse cradle a baby. The child grows, with no human contact. Daughter smiles at Robot Mother, although she’s never seen a human smile.
Nationalism is back as a burning issue not because of modern demagoguery or ancient hatreds but because of the triumph of digital technology over everyday life.
Advertisers are specifically targeting individuals based on their group identity, and algorithms are driving our choices as much as we’re driving them.
The World Chess Championship is currently happening in London. What will the future of this ancient game look like as tech speeds up?
As artificial intelligence advances and the humanities decline, we need to consider how to create meaningful connection in a digital world.
A year before the moon landing, man’s greatest achievement of space exploration so far, Stanley Kubrick gave us the first and still most impressive vision of our cosmic destiny.
This is the first time a U.S. president has used executive powers to block a private company’s acquisition. It all boils down to a race against China over 5G technology.
What are we doing when we divorce sex not only from procreation and consequence, but from humans and humanity?
‘Blade Runner 2049’ needs no corrective editing like its cult-favorite predecessor, for it is a much better film on every level.
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