The hype around DeepMind’s new AI model misses what’s actually cool about it

“Nature is trying to tell us something here, which is this doesn’t really work, but the field is so believing its own press clippings that it just can’t see that,”…

Patients May Not Receive Miscarriage Care in a Post-Roe America

For those wondering how miscarriages would be managed in a post-Roe America, Texas could be a frightening harbinger. In December 2021, Anna, a woman who lives in Central Texas, was…

Eufy Pet Dog Camera D605 Review: A Treat-Dispensing Camera That Pans

I’m gonna let the cat out of the bag. Eufy advertises its Pet Camera as a dog camera, with features like Doggy Diary and bark alerts. I don’t own a…

DeepMind’s AI shortcomings, and China’s social media translation problem

Earlier this month, DeepMind presented a new “generalist” AI model called Gato. The model can play the video game Atari, caption images, chat, and stack blocks with a real robot…

The Wetlands Are Drowning | WIRED

Schoenoplectus americanus, or the chairmaker’s bulrush, is a common wetland plant in the Americas, and it has an existential problem. It has chosen to live in a place where it…

Equipment management and sustainability | MIT Technology Review

One area that Castrip has been working on for the last two years is increasing the use of machine intelligence to increase process efficiency in the yield. “This is quite…

How to Limit Who Can Contact You on Facebook

When it comes to Facebook, most of us will have a contacts list covering years and even decades of our lives — recent acquaintances among people we’ve known since high…

5 Myths and Misconceptions About Coffee (2022)

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed psychoactive beverages on the planet. It’s a cornerstone of culinary identities the world over. Nearly every country, region, and culture has its…

Volodymyr Zelensky and the Art of the War Story

In 2003, VOLODYMYR Zelensky, then 25 and freshly licensed to practice law, formed an organization “to make the world a better place using humor and creativity.” The organization was Kvartal…

20 Best Online Co-Op Games (2022): Playstation, Xbox, PC, Switch

It is not always possible to round up your friends to play couch coop games, but there are a ton of titles that let you keep the fun going from…