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Particle Physicists Offer a Road Map For the Next Decade

2 hours 25 min ago
A “muon shot” aims to study the basic forces of the cosmos. But meager federal budgets could limit its ambitions.

UK Accuses Russia of Yearslong Cyberattacks

3 hours 16 min ago
The government said a group linked to Russia’s intelligence service carried out sustained operations to undermine trust in Britain’s political system.

Tesla Is Fighting With Sweden’s Unions. Here’s What to Know.

3 hours 44 min ago
The action began with a mechanics walkout in October, but has spread to include blockades by other unions. Tesla has pushed back through the courts.

Lawmakers Press Biden Administration for Tougher Curbs on China Tech

4 hours 7 min ago
Republican legislators argue that the Biden administration has been ill-equipped and unmotivated in a technology fight with Beijing.

3 Laser Fusion Research Hubs Picked by Energy Department

5 hours 15 min ago
With $42 million, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Colorado State University and the University of Rochester will work on studies to tap into a bountiful energy source.

From Unicorns to Zombies: Tech Start-Ups Run Out of Time and Money

7 hours 49 min ago
After staving off collapse by cutting costs, many young tech companies are out of options, fueling a cash bonfire.

Russia’s Latest Disinformation Tactic Exploits American Celebrities

Wed, 12/06/2023 - 23:02
Videos from Elijah Wood, Mike Tyson and others have been used — unknowingly to them, it seems — in social media posts and Russian news coverage critical of Ukraine’s leader.

Meta Plans to Add Encryption to Messenger, Stoking a Privacy Debate

Wed, 12/06/2023 - 20:35
The move is part of an effort to make the app more like WhatsApp and iMessage. Law enforcement authorities say the privacy makes it harder to track criminals.

PlayStation Will Delete Purchased Discovery Shows

Wed, 12/06/2023 - 19:26
Sony said that the Discovery shows, including “MythBusters” and “Deadliest Catch,” would be deleted from the devices on Dec. 31, citing “content licensing arrangements with content providers.”

Google Updates Bard Chatbot With ‘Gemini’ A.I. as It Chases ChatGPT

Wed, 12/06/2023 - 13:19
After more than eight months of research and development, Google has unveiled its most powerful A.I. so far. But only parts of it are widely available.

Five Ways A.I. Could Be Regulated

Wed, 12/06/2023 - 12:58
There is little agreement among regulators and lawmakers around the world on how artificial intelligence should — or even could — be controlled.

How Nations Are Losing a Global Race to Tackle A.I.’s Harms

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 23:00
Alarmed by the power of artificial intelligence, Europe, the United States and others are trying to respond — but the technology is evolving more rapidly than their policies.

Spotify Cancels Two Acclaimed Podcasts: ‘Heavyweight’ and ‘Stolen’

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 14:34
The shows will finish out their seasons on Spotify and then have the option to shop their shows somewhere else.

Bitcoin Soars on Hopes of Investment Fund Approval

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 08:23
The cryptocurrency has gained roughly 150 percent this year, as investors bet that regulators will soon approve the first spot exchange-traded fund that is designed to track the price of Bitcoin.

AI-Generated Jimmy Stewart Reads a Bedtime Story for Calm App

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 08:15
The sleep and meditation app Calm released a new story featuring the late actor’s signature drawl — or a computer-generated version of it.

Bordeaux Wine Snobs Have a Point, According to This Computer Model

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 08:12
With machine learning, scientists are trying to chemically define the murky concept of terroir. The models might be useful for detecting wine fraud.

One Year of ChatGPT: How A.I. Changed Silicon Valley Forever

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 02:00
ChatGPT’s release a year ago triggered a desperate scramble among tech companies and alarm from some of the people who helped invent it.

Brain Implants Helped 5 People Recover From Traumatic Injuries

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 10:50
People with chronic problems after falls and car crashes scored better on cognition tests after getting a brain implant, a new study found.

Who’s Who Behind the Dawn of the Modern Artificial Intelligence Movement

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 13:05
Before chatbots exploded in popularity, a group of researchers, tech executives and venture capitalists had worked for more than a decade to fuel A.I.

How Elon Musk and Larry Page’s AI Debate Led to OpenAI and an Industry Boom

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 04:00
The people who were most afraid of the risks of artificial intelligence decided they should be the ones to build it. Then distrust fueled a spiraling competition.