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We Need to Talk About How Good AI Is Getting
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We Need to Talk About How Good AI Is Getting

We are in a golden age of progress in artificial intelligence, and it is time to start taking its potential and risks seriously.

Tech Is Not Representative Government
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Tech Is Not Representative Government

And yet, we demand that it protect us.

The Latin of Software Code Is Thriving
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The Latin of Software Code Is Thriving

Next time you laugh at musty old tech, remember that new technologies are often built on it.

Crypto Is Crashing Again but Blockchain Will Survive
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Crypto Is Crashing Again but Blockchain Will Survive

The practical, real-world work of developing blockchain technology will keep on going, independent of market histrionics.

Lina Khan, a Big Tech Critic, Tries Answering Detractors
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Lina Khan, a Big Tech Critic, Tries Answering Detractors

In an interview, the FTC chair lays out some of her plans now that she has a Democratic majority at the agency.

Crashing Crypto: Is This Time Different?
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Crashing Crypto: Is This Time Different?

Beyond speculation, cryptocurrency's value in economic transactions is hard to discern.

Bitcoin Isn't Going to Change
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Bitcoin Isn't Going to Change

There's no evidence that Bitcoin's key players are interested in switching from proof-of-work to energy-saving proof of stake.

Can AI Improve Road Safety Now?
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Can AI Improve Road Safety Now?

Well before self-driving cars become a reality, there are simpler approaches that can make roads much safer.

Hugs to Boring Tech
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Hugs to Boring Tech

Don't underestimate the tech that makes your eyes glaze over—it holds us all up.

What Stewart Brand Sees on the Horizon
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What Stewart Brand Sees on the Horizon

Silicon Valley prophet thinks tech can clean itself up.

Why You Haven't Heard about the Secret Cyberwar in Ukraine
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Why You Haven't Heard about the Secret Cyberwar in Ukraine

Cyberwar has come, but the digital confrontation is playing out in the shadows.

The Rise of Big Tech May Just Be Starting
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The Rise of Big Tech May Just Be Starting

Largest tech companies seem poised to expand their reach and influence over the rest of the economy, rather than relinquish it

The Strange Allure of the Blockchain
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The Strange Allure of the Blockchain

Are we too aggressively looking to replace the danger of unjust financial systems with wildly risky alternative currencies?

Why Is Silicon Valley Still Waiting for the Next Big Thing?
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Why Is Silicon Valley Still Waiting for the Next Big Thing?

Have the big thinkers of tech lost their mojo?

Efforts to Rein In Big Tech May Be Running Out of Time
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Efforts to Rein In Big Tech May Be Running Out of Time

Congressional bills aimed at the tech industry need to be addressed before political attention turns to midterms

Facebook's Unglamorous Mistakes
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Facebook's Unglamorous Mistakes

Facebook's little mistakes have big consequences, too, but only for us

Courts Must Stop Social Media Cos. from Co-opting the First Amendment
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Courts Must Stop Social Media Cos. from Co-opting the First Amendment

Federal appeals courts should strike down Florida and Texas laws but reject social media companies' broader arguments

A Fix-It Job for Government Tech
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A Fix-It Job for Government Tech

To build trust in the government, it would help if the website worked
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