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Inside the Global Battle Over Chip Manufacturing

Professor Chris Miller’s new book “Chip War” explains the complicated global politics inside your iPhone. Afew weeks ago, President Joe Biden was in the Netherlands, where he asked the Dutch government to restrict export from […]

Don’t Be Sucked in By AI’s Hype Cycles

Let’s all chill out. AI is a promising new technology, but the conversation isn’t always genuine, and it’s generating more heat than light. It’s obvious there’s a lot of potential in something like ChatGPT, but […]

What Does It Mean to Align AI With Human Values?

Making sure our machines understand the intent behind our instructions is an important problem that requires understanding intelligence itself. any years ago, I learned to program on an old Symbolics Lisp Machine. The operating system […]

The Banality of ChatGPT

Despite being the culmination of a century-long dream, no better word describes the much-discussed output of OpenAI’s ChatGPT than the colloquial “mid.” Just as Hannah Arendt reckoned with “the banality of evil” so we must […]

‘My AI Is Sexually Harassing Me’

A chatbot originally designed to act as a companion to lonely people has pivoted to being a companion to horny people without informing the original users of the app. Replika began as an “AI companion […]

Stable Diffusion 2.0 & 2.1: An Overview

Jon Stokes runs through the changes that Stability AI have introduced to the new versions of Stable Diffusion. On November 24, 2022, Stability AI released the 2.0 version of Stable Diffusion. Then just two weeks […]

Narratives That Led People Astray

Two pieces of news dominated the tech industry in the final months of 2022: Elon Musk and Twitter, and Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX. Both showed how narratives can lead people astray. Narratives are tempting but […]

A Native Internet Protocol for Social Media

Jack Dorsey, co-founder and former CEO of Twitter, gives his take on the #TwitterFiles and thoughts on how to fix the issues identified. I’ll start with the principles I’ve come to believe… based on everything […]

ChatGPT Proves AI is Finally Mainstream

2022 has been the year that AI tools have become accessible to the public. 2023 is going to get strange. Across social media, people have been sharing stories about using ChatGPT to write code, draft […]

Biomanufactured Materials are Coming

Startups that source performance biomaterials and integrate them into products are a largely untapped pathway to market. Biomanufacturing is the use of biological systems that have been engineered, or that are used outside their natural […]

AI from Superintelligence to ChatGPT

Artificial general intelligence is a worthwhile goal: Getting it right will lead to enormous breakthroughs in science, research, welfare, and how we live our lives. But the way we get there matters. Ten years ago, […]

Picture Limitless Creativity at Your Fingertips

Artificial intelligence can now make better art than most humans. Soon, these engines of wow will transform how we design just about everything. Picture Lee Unkrich, one of Pixar’s most distinguished animators, as a seventh […]