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The rise of artificial intelligence, explained

Understand how ChatGPT, Stable Diffusion, and DALL-E are transforming our world — from text and image generation to how we live and work.

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Can California show the way forward on AI safety?

The Supreme Court will decide if the government can seize control of YouTube and Twitter

How discredited health claims find a second life on TikTok

A brief history of Silicon Valley’s fascination with drugs

Carmakers pumped the brakes on hybrid cars too soon

Who’ll blink first: The world’s largest music company or TikTok?

Can effective altruism stay effective?

What we’ve learned from 20 years of Facebook

Can the courts save us from dangerous AI?

Should we make our most powerful AI models open source to all?

What wearing Apple’s Vision Pro headset does to our brains

Elon Musk wants to merge humans with AI. How many brains will be damaged along the way?

Why would anyone be against lifesaving malaria bednets?

How copyright lawsuits could kill OpenAI

How cyberscams are drawing China into Myanmar’s civil war

There are too many chatbots

Thousands of AI experts are torn about what they’ve created, new study finds

Are flying cars finally here?

You thought 2023 was a big year for AI? Buckle up.

24 things we think will happen in 2024

Online daters love to hate on Hinge. 10 years in, it’s more popular than ever.

Silicon Valley’s very masculine year

The 10 most read Future Perfect stories of 2023

Why a journaling app is the most interesting thing Apple has done this year

Chatbot therapy is risky. It’s also not useless.

We’re all addicted to cheap stuff — and Temu knows it

Starbucks has lost $11 billion market value, and not because of boycotts

We’re still in a fight for survival when it comes to AI safety

Plagiarism doesn’t need AI to thrive online

Qubit by qubit, the quantum computers of tomorrow are coming into being

Local police should not be your go-to source for iPhone safety news

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Katja Grace wants you to stop thinking of AI as an arms race

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Paul Christiano and Beth Barnes are trying to make advanced AI honest, and safe

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Priya Donti is harnessing AI to fight climate change

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OpenAI’s Jan Leike is trying to ensure superintelligent AI remains on our side

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Yoshua Bengio helped invent deep learning. Now he’s trying to make it safe.

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Meredith Whittaker wants to keep your digital conversations private

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Azeem Azhar is drawing a road map to a better future

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