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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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Alec Stapp and Caleb Watney have a plan for national progress

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Jerry Chow wants to make quantum computers you can actually count on

Elon Musk’s attempt to silence his critics will be heard by one of America’s worst judges

The militarized AI risk that’s bigger than “killer robots”

Want to help animals? Here’s where to donate your money.

Why it’s important to remember that AI isn’t human

What to know about OpenAI’s failed coup

OpenAI’s board may have been right to fire Sam Altman — and to rehire him, too

The race to optimize grief

The controversy over TikTok and Osama bin Laden’s “Letter to America,” explained

Your phone is the key to your digital life. Make sure you know what to do if you lose it.

Is the green texting bubble about to burst?

The secrets Google spilled in court

The best place for product reviews is … Reddit?

The new Meta whistleblower adds to an uneven year for online safety laws

What happened to Airbnb?

Sam Bankman-Fried’s trial pulled back the curtain on crypto

The Supreme Court seems stumped by two cases about free speech online

President Biden’s new plan to regulate AI

Why Norway — the poster child for electric cars — is having second thoughts

Google is the default search engine. The big antitrust trial finally revealed how much that costs the company.

Why some Palestinians believe social media companies are suppressing their posts

The Supreme Court must decide if it wants to own Twitter

Elon Musk didn’t kill Twitter

Why I let an AI chatbot train on my book

Why Apple’s weather app is so bad

Don’t blame social media for the fog of war

Net neutrality is back, but it’s not what you think

Don’t believe everything you see and hear about Israel and Palestine

How AI will shape our children’s future

Elon Musk’s Israel disinformation investigation, explained

Call of Duty will stay on PlayStation if Microsoft and Activision merge

We’re in a new Gilded Age. What did we learn from the last one?

The chaotic and cinematic MGM casino hack, explained

How TikTok profits off dangerous health trends

9 questions about the government’s effort to break up Amazon

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