• Sun. Sep 19th, 2021

Rain Boots, Turning Tides, and the Search for a Missing Boy

Later that week, in a video now viewed tens of thousands of times, Jada Brooke fanned the flames. She’d spoken to a family member of Dylan’s, she said, who was…

In the US, the AI Industry Risks Becoming Winner-Take-Most

A new study warns that the American AI industry is highly concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area and that this could prove to be a weakness in the long…

El Salvador’s Bitcoin Gamble Is Off to a Rocky Start

As El Salvador enters its bitcoin era, its sky will sparkle with the lights of a platoon of drones. “We are throwing an event,” says American cryptocurrency evangelist Brock Pierce.…

Community Pharmacies Stepped Up During Covid—and Changed for Good

With 19 locations throughout the Milwaukee area, Hayat Pharmacy focuses on providing quality health care to the underserved. To Hashim Zaibak, pharmacist and owner, quality health care isn’t about dispensing…

Why Tesla Is Designing Chips to Train Its Self-Driving Tech

Tesla makes cars. Now, it’s also the latest company to seek an edge in artificial intelligence by making its own silicon chips. At a promotional event last month, Tesla revealed…

Artificial Intelligence and the ‘Gods Behind the Masks’

“Why don’t you go join them?” asked Ozioma. Showing up behind Amaka on the balcony, the landlady lit an English-brand cigarette, leaned against the railings, and peered down. “I used…

The Fight to Define When AI Is ‘High Risk’

EU leaders insist that addressing ethical questions that surround AI will lead to a more competitive market for AI goods and services, increase adoption of AI, and help the region…

Could the Wisdom of Crowds Help Fix Social Media’s Trust Problem?

The study found that with a group of just eight laypeople, there was no statistically significant difference between the crowd performance and a given fact checker. Once the groups got…

21st-Century Storms Are Overwhelming 20th-Century Cities

In just a few hours on Wednesday night, between 6 and 10 inches of rain fell on New York City—more than has fallen on San Jose, California, in the past…

Chicago Claims DoorDash and Grubhub Misled Customers on Fees

The pandemic has been a boon to food-delivery apps, as many restaurants closed their dining rooms while diners were wary of going out. Lawsuits filed by the city of Chicago…