A man carries a WGA (Writers Guild of America) sign that reads 'Humanity vs. AI.'

‘AI is not a writer:’ Why the writers’ strike deal matters beyond Hollywood

As Hollywood writers get back to work, the AI protections they won will help others keep their jobs (for now).

Ben Berkley • September 28, 2023
A robot with a hand to its ear alongside a collage of translator-related imagery: headphones, a pen and notebook, and national flags of Spain, France, US, Japan, and Germany.

Spotify and OpenAI are just the tip of the AI-translation iceberg we’re about to crash into

Converting top podcasts into different languages is a big moment for AI translation tools, but it’s worth treading carefully around them.

Ben Berkley • September 27, 2023
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Getty Images’ AI play

Getty Images once refused AI-generated content. Now, it has its own image generator.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 26, 2023
A cluster of orange mushrooms growing on a patch of grass and dirt on a blue background.

AI-generated foraging books seem dangerous, right?

Foragers suspect AI-generated books are appearing on Amazon, which could be pretty dangerous for unsuspecting mushroom hunters.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 31, 2023
A white robot with a computerized face in front of a dizzying, colorful kaleidoscopic background.

When AI starts teaching AI, models may ‘collapse’

When AI trains on AI-generated data, it goes haywire.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 30, 2023

CAPTCHAs get weirder as AI gets smarter

Machines can read wonky text and figure out what a fire hydrant is now.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 9, 2023
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Using AI for the perfect fit

Hate online shopping? TrueToForm’s AI avatar helps shoppers and designers find the perfect fit.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 8, 2023
data center water usage over time

Big Tech’s thirst for AI dominance may bring literal thirst for everyone else

By 2030, data centers may consume 450m gallons of water — every single day.

Jacob Cohen • August 4, 2023

How to make photos confusing to AI

A new tool out of MIT makes it so AI cannot edit your photos.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 31, 2023

Machine learning, explained

This subcategory of AI gets name-checked all the time. What is it?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 21, 2023
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WormGPT is ChatGPT, but evil — how much should it worry you?

It’s a great day to start the war against chatbots designed to help cybercriminals.

Ben Berkley • July 19, 2023
AI tattoo

Would you get inked by AI?

Generative AI anxiety has come for another unsuspecting crew: tattoo artists.

Sara Friedman • July 13, 2023
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AI’s permeating every other part of your life, so why not your love life?

Dating was never safe from the AI revolution.

Ben Berkley • June 27, 2023
McCormick spices

AI Was Behind Your Honey Hickory BBQ Rub All This Time

Flavoring giant McCormick & Co. capably plays the part of tech company.

Ben Berkley • June 14, 2023

Ever met a sweaty robot?

ANDI is a robot that can sweat, shiver, walk, and breathe — and help researchers study climate innovations.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 9, 2023

Liberty and AI for all

Boston leads the way on local government AI adoption. Will anyone follow?

Sara Friedman • May 25, 2023

Singularity, explained

When it comes to AI, singularity is kind of like the Terminator. Well, in a worst-case scenario.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 23, 2023

Will AI help us grieve better? Or way, way worse?

Griefbots are raising the dead, but whether they will raise spirits is hard to say.

Ben Berkley • May 23, 2023

Wanna be a scarecrow when you grow up? Sorry, drones are taking that job

As AI draws more headlines, drones remain a hotbed of automation innovation.

Ben Berkley • May 18, 2023

The AI giveth and the AI taketh away

A roundup of the latest gifts and rifts surrounding AI.

Ben Berkley • May 11, 2023

What does it mean when AI ‘hallucinates’?

Everything we know — and don’t know — about AI going rogue.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 9, 2023
Chegg stock

Investors worry Chegg could be schooled by ChatGPT’s A+ homework help

Simply acknowledging the impact of AI gave edtech firms a harsh haircut.

Jacob Cohen • May 5, 2023
wedding rings

Tying the… bot?

The wedding industry is the latest one to confront its union with AI.

The Hustle • May 3, 2023
dog and bones

Man’s best friend may be getting a new best friend — and it’s AI?

Companion is a smart device billing itself as “your dog’s automated, always-available playmate.”

Ben Berkley • May 2, 2023

Oh, cool. AI is expected to bring about a spam renaissance

Advances in AI also mean advances in scamming, bringing about a new set of tools for gaining and exploiting subjects’ attention.

Ben Berkley • April 26, 2023

Could AI steal voice actors’ jobs?

AI can quickly replicate human voices, threatening the livelihood of voice artists who’ve found their unique sound up for sale.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 25, 2023

It’s a pretty great time to get a PhD in AI

Companies are promising riches to lure top young minds in AI out of academia.

Ben Berkley • April 16, 2023

What happened with HustleGPT

HustleGPT was a viral sensation that asked if bots could become entrepreneurs.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 16, 2023
laser zapping weeds

Why pull weeds when you can zap them with AI-powered lasers?

An agtech startup hopes farmers find salvation in its high-tech, weed-eliminating machine.

Ben Berkley • April 12, 2023
fortune cookie

AI Roundup: Guessing passwords, conjuring images out of peoples’ minds, and… writing fortune cookies?

The latest in AI’s awesome and outright terrifying climb toward world domination.

Ben Berkley • April 12, 2023

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