The Mystery of Monkeypox’s Global Spread

When Moritz Kraemer first heard about the new monkeypox outbreak spreading through the UK, Europe, and the US, it was not through conventional scientific channels, or from the UK Health…

Clearview AI’s hefty fine, and countries’ monkeypox preparation

Controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI has been fined more than $ 10 million by the UK’s data protection watchdog for collecting the faces of UK citizens from the web…

Undersea Cables Are the Latest Tools for Earthquake Detection

These very words may have flown through an undersea cable before reaching your eyeballs. Hundreds of thousands of miles of fiber optics crisscross the world’s oceans, shuttling emails, Netflix shows,…

Inside how IBM’s engineers are designing quantum computers

A few weeks ago, I woke up unusually early in the morning in Brooklyn, got in my car, and headed up the Hudson River to the small Westchester County community…

A Novelist and an AI Cowrote Your Next Cringe-Read

I asked GPT-3 your question (“how do you see yourself?”) And this is what it said: I see myself as a “service provider.” If you ask me to write some…

The walls are closing in on Clearview AI as data watchdogs get tough

Europe is working on an AI law that could ban the use of “real-time” remote biometric identification systems, such as facial recognition, in public places. The current drafting of the…

The Surveillance State Is Primed for Criminalized Abortion

In the three weeks since a draft opinion leaked from the United States Supreme Court promising to roll back the federal constitutional right to abortion in the United States, reproductive…

Rory Kinnear on Playing the Villain with a Thousand Faces in ‘Men’

I was reading a story in Screenrant and they said “as is almost always the case with Kinnear, he manages to create a man who is at once both deeply…

Marvel, Please Don’t Digitally Resurrect Stan Lee

In September 2017, 14 months before he died, it became public knowledge that Stan Lee had pre-taped cameo appearances for no less than five upcoming Marvel Studios movies when Lee’s…

Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Aren’t Dead Just Yet

In 2008, the backing reserve was basically houses. In cryptocurrency, I’m quite serious about this, the backing reserve is gullibility. It sounds like you’re saying, one, crypto is all nonsense,…