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The AI Research Paper Was Real. The ‘Coauthor’ Wasn’t

David Cox, the head of a prestigious artificial intelligence lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was scanning an online computer science bibliography in December when he...

If Work Is Going Remote, Why Is Big Tech Still Building?

Facebook, meanwhile, has been more aggressively planning to let its workers toil from anywhere. In May, after long emphasizing the importance of engineering hubs,...

How Covid Gums Up the Court System

Last August, one of the world’s most infamous sex criminals— Harvey Weinstein—was due to appear virtually in a New York courtroom on a request...

A New Artificial Intelligence Makes Mistakes—on Purpose

It took about 50 years for computers to eviscerate humans in the venerable game of chess. A standard smartphone can now play the kind...

Optimizely’s Founder Wants to Augment Your Memories

Siroker won’t be drilling into skulls to rewire brains. Instead, the plan is to methodically capture and store all sorts of data—audio, video, and...

Carjackings Are Up—and Gig Workers Are Getting Victimized

A DoorDash driver named Jeffrey Fang was returning to his minivan in San Francisco after completing a delivery last week when he noticed a...

Microsoft’s Big Win in Quantum Computing Was an ‘Error’

Whatever happened, the Majorana drama is a setback for Microsoft’s ambitions to compete in quantum computing. Leading computing companies say the technology will define...

Aurora Partners With Toyota on Self-Driving Sienna Taxis

Autonomous driving startup Aurora announced on Tuesday that it has scored a partnership with Toyota to build self-driving taxis based on the Toyota Sienna minivan....

The Digital Divide Is Giving American Churches Hell

For Clay Scroggins, preaching on Zoom was never part of the plan. As lead pastor at Buckhead Church in Atlanta, he was accustomed to...

Beijing’s Ban on Clubhouse Won’t Deter Some Listeners

China blocked the audio app Clubhouse on Monday after a remarkable few days in which it brought together people from both sides of the...
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