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The Race to Build a ChatGPT-Powered Search Engine

A search bot you converse with could make finding answers easier—if it doesn’t tell fibs. Microsoft, Google, Baidu, and others are working on it. Jiang Chen, a machine learning expert who previously worked at Google, […]

Tech CEOs Screwed Up

Given the human and business downsides of layoffs, a CEO’s top priority should be to avoid them at all costs. Some companies have managed to do just that. Apple has managed to cut costs without […]

Why is Science Slowing Down?

Science is the engine of society, and the decline of truly disruptive research is a warning sign for all of us. There might be more science now, but it feels like it adds up to […]

Next Up for CRISPR: Gene Editing for The Masses?

Last year, Verve Therapeutics started the first human trial of a CRISPR treatment that could benefit most people—a signal that gene editing may be ready to go mainstream. Gene-editing treatments work by directly altering the […]

Instagram’s Co-Founders are Mounting a Comeback

The Instagram co-founders, who departed Facebook in 2018 amid tensions with their parent company, have formed a new venture to explore ideas for next-generation social apps. Their first product is Artifact, a personalized news feed […]

The Four Horsemen of the Tech Recession

It really was jarring to see those employment figures the same week that tech company after tech company reported mostly disappointing earnings, and worse forecasts, all on the heels of layoffs. Even Meta, which saw […]

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 […]

Why The “Service” of SaaS Matters More to Banks

Vendors that underestimate the value that banking executives place on a trusted and lasting service can expect to get left behind in the big banking SaaS bang. Banking executives “get” SaaS. They understand that the […]

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 […]

Twitter Now Wants to Become a Payments Platform

The platform would essentially compete with PayPal and even Apple Pay, which lets users not only pay in stores, but also transfer money between them. Since Elon Musk became the owner of Twitter, the company […]

The Meme That Defined a Decade

Over the past 10 years, the “This Is Fine” dog has evolved from a joke into an indictment. Memes rarely endure. Most explode and recede at nearly the same moment: the same month or week […]

Becoming Strange in the Long Singularity

A sudden increase in AI capability suggests a weirder world in our near future. I already know people who are training GPT on their own writings, and interrogating “themselves” to discover new insights. I have […]

Crypto’s Greatest Experiment Looks All But Over

Never say never, but some of DeFi’s boldest explorers might view the last year as an experience not to be repeated. The weeks of chaos in decentralized finance that followed the $60 billion collapse of […]

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 […]

Why We Need New Stories on Climate

So much is happening, both wonderful and terrible – and it matters how we tell it. We can’t erase the bad news, but to ignore the good is the route to indifference or despair. Every […]