Open Source Intelligence May Be Changing Old-School War

Ford says that the high level of mobile connectivity among Ukrainians and a notable absence of combat footage from smartphones and headcams, especially in the early phases of the war,…

Tech Leaders Can Do More to Avoid Unintended Consequences

In 1936, social scientist Robert Merton proposed a framework for understanding the different types of unanticipated consequences — perverse results, unexpected drawbacks, and unforeseen benefits. Merton’s choice of words (“unanticipated”…

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…

What is Wi-Fi 7? Everything You Need to Know About the Next Wireless Standard

While many people only recently upgraded to Wi-Fi 6, and some may be considering a jump to Wi-Fi 6E, their successor is already in the works. Wi-Fi 7 is the…

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…

‘Sneakerella’ Proves Disney Needs to Try Harder

From the first frame, Disney’s new musical Sneakerella offers a lackluster attempt at diversity: It simply takes one of the world’s oldest tales and adds Black characters and Black culture.…

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…