The AI-Fueled Future of Work Needs Humans More Than Ever
by Ryan Roslansky on January 26, 2024 at 12:00 pm
AI is elbowing its way into ever more jobs, but while how we work will change, people skills will still be the most important factor.
A Dangerous New Home for Online Extremism
by Julia Ebner on January 24, 2024 at 12:00 pm
Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, or DAOs, offer independently-minded internet users a safe haven—but it’s also a boon to those with a darker purpose.
Social Media Is Getting Smaller—and More Treacherous
by Ethan Zuckerman on January 24, 2024 at 12:00 pm
Fragmented and focused social platforms might be good for helping you find a knitting community. But extremist groups are also using them to normalize darker […]
A New Way to See Your Climate Anxiety
by Tori Tsui on January 22, 2024 at 12:00 pm
The climate crisis has become a mental health crisis. But eco-anxiety isn’t necessarily a pathology.
AI-Generated Fake News Is Coming to an Election Near You
by Sander van der Linden on January 22, 2024 at 12:00 pm
Targeted, AI-generated political misinformation is already out there—and humans are falling for it.
Inequality Is a Health Risk—and It’s Getting Worse
by Arline Geronimus on January 19, 2024 at 12:00 pm
If not addressed by governments, racism, classism, austerity, and more will continue to drive mortality and illness among minorities.
To Keep Gen Z, Companies Need to Level Up
by Rachel Botsman on January 19, 2024 at 12:00 pm
The old playbook for power and control won’t work to retain Gen Z talent. Instead, employers need to take a cue from Roblox.
Global Emissions Could Peak Sooner Than You Think
by Hannah Ritchie on January 17, 2024 at 12:00 pm
Global deployment of solar and wind power, plus a surge in EV sales, means emissions from fossil-fuel-derived energy will finally hit the downward slope.
Big Tech Won’t Let You Leave. Here's a Way Out
by Cory Doctorow on January 17, 2024 at 12:00 pm
The year 2023 saw the “enshittification” of platforms from Facebook to Google Search. A new exit strategy means platforms will have to play nicely with […]
A Key to Detecting Brain Disease Earlier Than Ever
by Michael J. Fox, Deborah W. Brooks on January 15, 2024 at 12:00 pm
Treatment of Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, ALS, and other brain diseases depends on reliable detection—especially in those who don’t even know they’re […]
The Danger of Digitizing Everything
by Naomi Alderman on January 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm
The creep of conducting our day-to-day interactions over screens has reached a breaking point—and it threatens to push out everyone but those with the […]
The VC Funding Party Is Over
by Edward Chancellor on January 12, 2024 at 12:00 pm
The glory days of venture capital are winding down, leaving in their wake a host of overstuffed tech firms and a bear market ready to maul.
Regulators Are Finally Catching Up With Big Tech
by Susie Alegre on January 12, 2024 at 12:00 pm
The lawless, Wild West era of AI and technology is almost at an end, as data protection authorities use new and existing legislation to get tough.
The Ocean’s Mysteries—and Marvels—Are About to Reach New Depths
by Helen Czerski on January 10, 2024 at 12:00 pm
Advancements in science will bring unprecedented lens into the complexities of the ocean, and a renewed call for humans to protect it.
Get Ready for the Great AI Disappointment
by Daron Acemoglu on January 10, 2024 at 12:00 pm
Rose-tinted predictions for artificial intelligence’s grand achievements will be swept aside by underwhelming performance and dangerous results.
Digitization Beats Deforestation
by Alloysius Attah on January 8, 2024 at 12:00 pm
Geolocation, supply-chain tracking, and digital payments are the tools that will enable farmers and consumers to make better choices.
Synthetic Data Is a Dangerous Teacher
by Abeba Birhane on January 8, 2024 at 12:00 pm
In the race to scale up, the number of AIs being trained on poor-quality data sets has swelled—and it’s going to amplify all kinds of inequities.
The Battle for Biometric Privacy
by Joy Buolamwini on January 8, 2024 at 12:00 pm
The pushback against ubiquitous surveillance and targeted deepfaking has begun—but regulation may fail to keep up with AI advances.
It’s No Wonder People Are Getting Emotionally Attached to Chatbots
by Kate Darling on January 8, 2024 at 12:00 pm
AI chatbots can be friendly and responsive—even sexy. It’s time to take these fundamentally human behaviors more seriously.
The New Digital Dark Age
by Gina Neff on January 8, 2024 at 12:00 pm
Online trust will reach an all-time low thanks to unchecked disinformation, AI-generated content, and social platforms pulling up their data drawbridges.