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.
The popular fitness app’s new direct-message feature has users split between titillation (a new place to flirt!) and trepidation (a new place to flirt …).
The sleep and meditation app Calm released a new story featuring the late actor’s signature drawl — or a computer-generated version of it.
ChatGPT’s release a year ago triggered a desperate scramble among tech companies and alarm from some of the people who helped invent it.
Is artificial intelligence really on the brink of sapience? Should we be afraid?
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.
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.
Was the shake-up at OpenAI a farce or a tragedy?
The Twitch competitor has doled out generous deals to content creators. It has also faced criticism for its lax moderation and embrace of online gambling.
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The company in recent weeks organized several in-person meetings between its top executive and Jewish groups and business leaders.
TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, has been locked in a legal battle with Montana since the state passed the ban in April.
The company warned that the inauthentic accounts underscored the threat of foreign election interference in 2024.
Elon Musk, the owner of X, criticized advertisers with expletives on Wednesday at The New York Times’s DealBook Summit.
Algorithms have become far too good at telling us what we think we already know.
Online influencers, fossil fuel companies and some of the countries attending COP28 have nourished a feedback loop of falsehoods.
Mainstream companies have concerns about the lineage of the data that powers A.I. applications. An industry group is addressing that challenge.
In an interview, the tech billionaire slams advertisers for pulling back from X and discusses his emotional state.
In a blog post, Mr. Altman said he would focus on improving products and building a new board, which added Microsoft as a nonvoting member.
The Canadian government reached a deal with Google before a new law compelling tech giants to compensate news organizations comes into effect late next month.
In 2024, passengers are set to have the option to book black cabs through Uber. After longstanding tensions, a union for drivers said they “have no interest.”
Police departments have issued warnings about a new Apple setting that lets users exchange contact information by bringing their devices together. Tech experts say the fears are overblown.
While texting technology will soon get better, the “blue versus green bubble” disparity is far from over.
General Motors will “substantially lower spending” on autonomous vehicle efforts in 2024 after accidents with its self-driving taxis in San Francisco.
Plus, Hamas releases 12 more hostages, the true cost of avocados and Google says it will start purging accounts.
Hyperchecking is robbing students of opportunities to develop autonomy.
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La empresa anunció que empezará a eliminar las cuentas, incluidos servicios como Gmail y YouTube, que lleven inactivas dos años o más.
The company says it will start purging accounts, including services like Gmail and YouTube, that have been idle for two years or more.
Amazon has been racing to shake off the perception that it is lagging in the push to take advantage of artificial intelligence.
The administration isn’t letting the tech giants write the rules of global trade. Good.
El sistema de Google que revisa los contenidos de los usuarios en busca de materiales de explotación sexual funciona ayudado por IA y tiene tolerancia cero. Pero hay casos en los que se equivoca.
Google has a zero-tolerance policy for child abuse content. The scanning process can sometimes go awry and tar innocent individuals as abusers.
Meta “routinely documented” children under 13 on Instagram and collected their data, according to a newly unsealed complaint.
La lucha en torno a OpenAI giró, al menos en parte, en torno a visiones enfrentadas sobre la inteligencia artificial. Un bando se impuso claramente.
On Friday, Mr. Altman was pushed out of the hot A.I. start-up he ran. But an intense pressure campaign and negotiations brought him back.
Who is off, and who is on? For now there are three members, including one holdover from the board that ousted Sam Altman as C.E.O. last week.
The fight over OpenAI was at least partly about dueling visions of artificial intelligence. One side clearly won out.
Updates from Google and Apple can help you find efficient routes, locate nearby electric-vehicle charging stations or save a map for offline use.
The move capped a chaotic five days at the artificial intelligence company.
Sam Altman confronted a member over a research paper that discussed the company, while directors disagreed for months about who should fill board vacancies.
The OpenAI fracas most likely cements control of one of the most powerful and promising technologies on the planet under one of this country’s tech titans.
Changpeng Zhao will pay a $50 million fine and step down as chief executive of the company he created, the latest blow to the crypto world since the implosion of FTX last year.
The Peter Thiel-owned company overcame opposition from activists, doctors and lawmakers to sign a lucrative deal with England’s National Health Service.
Sam Altman, the most prominent promoter of artificial intelligence, learned that it’s hard to be a visionary founder like the Apple legend.
X asked a federal court to order the advocacy group to take down its findings, accusing it of “manipulating the algorithms.”
Tim Sweeney, who runs the company that created Fortnite, testified in a case that, if he wins, could allow competing payment systems on the Play Store.
Mr. Nadella moved fast to hire Sam Altman, who was pushed out of OpenAI on Friday, and asserted his company’s role in its partnership with the A.I. start-up.
Hundreds of OpenAi employees signed a letter on Monday saying they may leave the company for Microsoft if the ousted chief executive, Sam Altman, is not reinstalled.
A board member who was part of Sam Altman’s ouster as chief executive joined a majority of the company’s staff in calling for the decision’s reversal.
What comes next after Sam Altman’s messy ouster?
It is hard to see the past few days as anything but a big loss for the A.I. company.
The tech giant moved quickly to hire Sam Altman and others after their abrupt departures from OpenAI, a key Microsoft partner.
Big Tech is reeling from the ouster of Sam Altman at a leading A.I. start-up and his subsequent jump to Microsoft, moves that reset the power dynamic underpinning the sector.
Default settings on devices allow the tech industry to keep collecting and using data as it wants.
In San Francisco and Austin, Texas, where passengers can hail self-driving vehicles, the cars have added to the workloads of city employees.
Los investigadores afirman que los discursos de odio se han disparado en las plataformas sociales a raíz del conflicto entre Israel y Gaza e impulsados por los extremistas.
The announcement capped a tumultuous weekend for OpenAI, after Mr. Altman made a push to reclaim his job as C.E.O. of the artificial intelligence company.
Kyle Vogt, a founder of Cruise, resigned from the company on Sunday, weeks after it suspended all of its self-driving operations.
Disagreements over the board’s makeup appear to have muddled negotiations. Mr. Altman was forced out as chief executive by the company’s board on Friday.
Silicon Valley has immersed us in an expensive, pervasive and perennially annoying type of automated capitalism.
When women post about their engagements and upcoming weddings on social media, an unexpected, potentially damaging specter arrives: targeted weight loss ads.
Using electromagnetic waves to flummox and follow smarter weapons has become a critical part of the cat-and-mouse game between Ukraine and Russia. The United States, China and others have taken note.
Mr. Altman was forced out of the artificial intelligence start-up on Friday, leading to an outcry from his supporters and the company’s investors.
Sam Altman, who was forced out of his company on Friday afternoon, was quickly moving to create another company with another OpenAI executive who quit on Friday.
The departure of the high-profile boss of the San Francisco company drew attention to a philosophical rift among the people building new A.I. systems.
Warner Bros. Discovery and Sony have joined other companies in pausing spending on X, formerly Twitter, over Elon Musk’s endorsement of an antisemitic post.
Longstanding texting problems between Android and Apple owners will ease next year. Among other changes, users will be able to send better-quality videos and photos.
Everything seemed to be going his way. Then his time at OpenAI was over.
The company’s interim C.E.O. has been managing the development and distribution of ChatGPT and DALL-E for years.
Disney, Apple, Paramount and Lionsgate halted marketing on X, formerly Twitter, as Elon Musk faced a furor over antisemitic abuse on his social media platform.
Mira Murati, who previously served as chief technology officer, has been named interim chief executive.
Los videos hacen referencia a un texto que el exdirigente de Al Qaeda escribió en 2002 defendiendo los atentados del 11 de septiembre.
People who study social media say the conflict between Israel and Hamas has underscored the need for better data transparency from platforms.
Economic despair dominates social media as young people fret about the cost of living. It offers a snapshot of the challenges facing Democrats ahead of the 2024 election.
Companies, celebrities and influencers have taken TikTok and X — and Elon Musk himself — to task for the rise of hate speech on their platforms since the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks on Israel.
Children are suffering under the weight of social media. New York lawmakers believe they have a strategy to halt the damage.
IBM, a major advertiser on X, has pulled its spending from the social media platform, whose employees are grappling with what to tell its other advertisers, according to internal messages.
The videos discuss a letter the former Al Qaeda leader wrote in 2002 in which he defended the Sept. 11 attacks and said Americans had become “servants” to Jews.
TikTok faces escalating accusations that it promotes pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel content. “Shame on you,” Sacha Baron Cohen said on the call.
Investors anticipate regulatory approval of an exchange traded fund linked directly to Bitcoin, which they hope will encourage more people to invest in the digital asset.
Amid frosty U.S.-China relations, Xi Jinping emphasized friendship in an address to executives from Apple, Boeing, Nike and others.
In “The Bill Gates Problem,” Tim Schwab excoriates the billionaire philanthropist and his foundation.
Las valoraciones engañosas son tan antiguas como internet, pero son ilegales y están prohibidas en las plataformas en línea. No obstante, los negocios de reseñas falsas siguen floreciendo.
Fueled by the conflict between Israel and Gaza and stoked by extremists, hate speech has spiked on social media platforms such as X, Facebook and Instagram, researchers said.
More than three dozen states have come together in a lawsuit against Meta, the company behind Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
We are overpaying for phone plans from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. Budget wireless services, similarly fast and robust, can save thousands.
Meta’s rival to Twitter will now offer users — who signed up in droves at its launch — the option to delete.
Lawyers for the Justice Department and Google as well as the judge in a monthslong trial have invoked the landmark case against Microsoft from the 1990s.
The tech giant, which is wrapping up its arguments in the federal monopoly trial, has framed itself as a good corporate citizen that has pushed innovation and helped consumers.
Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, testified on Tuesday for the second time in two weeks to defend his company against monopoly claims.
A wave of regulation and industry action has placed the flourishing fake review business on notice. But experts say the problem may be insurmountable.
The small Himalayan nation’s cabinet of ministers said the Chinese-owned app had neglected its repeated requests to curb content that affected “social harmony.”
A Canadian search-and-rescue group said it had conducted two missions recently after hikers “may have sought to follow” a nonexistent trail on Google Maps.
The company codes its devices with software that complicates repairs by triggering safety warnings and malfunctions.
La aplicación de mensajería, la cual Meta compró hace casi una década, fue un activo que Zuckerberg dejó en gran medida en paz por un tiempo. Ya no más.
Teníamos el mismo nombre y nos hicimos amigas. ¿Por qué no fui a verla cuando más lo necesitaba?
Jeff Horwitz’s “Broken Code” draws on 25,000 pages of internal documents to reveal the company’s tumultuous inner workings — and their devastating impact on humanity.
Finding a money app that works best for you requires personal testing. We asked popular competitors to Mint why you should try their offerings.
The age of autonomous A.I. assistants could have huge implications.
Una importante demanda contra Meta sostiene que la compañía utiliza características en sus plataformas para provocar el consumo compulsivo en niños y jóvenes.
The technology pioneer said he was back home in California after a brief stay in a Mexico City hospital.
Your guests can still be comfortable in the living room.
A first impression of Humane’s new magnetic Ai Pin: equal parts magical and awkward.
Humane, a company started by two former Apple employees, says its new artificial intelligence pin can stop all the scrolling. Can it live up to the hype?
Citing “economic headwinds rattling our business,” Jim Spanfeller, the chief executive of Jezebel’s parent company, G/O Media, announced the suspension of the publication and staff layoffs.
Una empresa fundada por exempleados de Google intenta descubrir con qué frecuencia los chatbots se desvían de la verdad. Encontró que inventan entre el 3 y el 27 por ciento de las veces.
The criticism has put the popular video app on its heels at a precarious time.
First as a correspondent and later as a professor, he pushed his industry to adopt more rigorous, quantitative methods.
The social networking giant, which has long had a contentious relationship with political ads, is reckoning with a wave of generative A.I. tools.
The messaging app, which Meta bought nearly a decade ago, was an asset that Mr. Zuckerberg largely left alone for a while. No longer.
A proposed rule would subject Google, Apple, PayPal and other digital wallet providers to the same scrutiny that banks face.
Success will mean staying focused on concrete problems like deep fakes.
With a new GPTs service, anyone can build a chatbot and instantly share it with friends, family and the general public.
When summarizing facts, ChatGPT technology makes things up about 3 percent of the time, according to research from a new start-up. A Google system’s rate was 27 percent.
The company is requiring many employees to use an app that tracks their in-person attendance.
As it prepares to go public next week, Instacart shows that one secret to making money as a gig economy company is to become an advertising company.
The Democratic presidential challenger continues to espouse extreme ideas, but has dialed that messaging back in large public forums.
The candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination uses logical leaps and rhetorical devices to create false or misleading messages.
A late-summer rise in Covid-19 infections is bringing with it a wave of conspiracy theories.
Heavy reliance on online remote learning during the pandemic drew attention away from more equitable ways of teaching children at home, a UNESCO report says.
La operación de influencia comenzó al menos hace cuatro años y, según la empresa, abarcó miles de cuentas en Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, X, Substack y sitios web chinos.
The campaign began at least four years ago and spanned thousands of accounts on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, X, Substack and Chinese websites, Meta said.
Two weeks after employees filed to organize, the company told some they had to change cities or would lose their jobs. It said the plan had long been in the works.
The iPhone maker’s recent quarter benefited from strong sales in its App Store and other services businesses.
After years of steady growth, many technology companies are laying off workers and giving up millions of square feet of office space in the city.
Overall iPhone sales were up, and revenue for the company’s services business set a record.
A day after nearly 1,100 people were laid off, the struggling company told its remaining workers to prepare for a series of changes.
The rule on price disclosure was written before widespread use of the internet. Regulators are considering an update.
They got lost in this weird moment, where the world is caught between crisis and normalcy, nostalgic for house parties — and Houseparty, too.
The analyst Dan Wang takes stock of how the country’s growth trajectory has changed.
As tech companies cut costs and move to remote work, their left-behind office furniture has become part of a booming trade.
With loosened rules around remote prescriptions, a psychedelic-like drug has become a popular treatment for mental health conditions. But a boom in at-home use has outpaced evidence of safety.
As the companies have shed jobs recently, many teams assigned to combat false and misleading information have taken a hit.
The chief executive, under pressure from activist investors, seeks to do well and do good — but his options are narrowing.
The outcome of a case in federal court could help decide whether the First Amendment is a barrier to virtually any government efforts to stifle disinformation.
California’s law sought to punish doctors who give patients false information about Covid-19.
Also, Russian missile attacks in Ukraine and a major deal for Indian women’s cricket.
The drumbeat of layoffs in Silicon Valley is partly a result of how the pandemic upended the economy.
More hospitals and medical practices have begun charging for doctors’ responses to patient queries, depending on the level of medical advice.
Some of the biggest tech companies have announced tens of thousands of job cuts. But even after the layoffs, their work forces are still behemoths.
Doctors are exasperated by the persistence of false and misleading claims about the virus.
Many reinstated users are tweeting about topics that got them barred in the first place: Covid-19 skepticism, election denialism and QAnon.
Has another autocratic regime ever taken away the right of so many people to lead a normal life?
Two lawsuits in California have pre-emptively challenged a new law that would punish doctors for misleading patients about Covid-19.
Protests are rising as China enacts more lockdowns and quarantines, with no end in sight. The defiance is a test of Xi Jinping’s authoritarian leadership.
Reflecting on what worked and what didn’t.
In his first communications with Twitter’s staff, the company’s new owner painted a bleak picture as more executives resigned.
Lawmakers’ objections to an obscure Chinese semiconductor company and tough Covid-19 restrictions are hurting Apple’s ability to make new iPhones in China.
The company said Covid-19 restrictions were slowing production of the company’s new phones ahead of the holiday season.