Month: January 2024

Elon Musk wants to merge humans with AI. How many brains will be damaged along the way?

Xinmei Liu for Vox Neuralink has implanted a chip in its first human brain. But it’s pushing a needlessly risky approach, former employees say. Of all Elon Musk’s exploits — the Tesla cars, the SpaceX rockets, the Twitter takeover, the…

How copyright lawsuits could kill OpenAI

Police officers stand outside the New York Times headquarters in New York City. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images The New York Times v. OpenAI, explained. If you’re old enough to remember watching the hit kid’s show Animaniacs, you probably remember Napster,…

There are too many chatbots

Paige Vickers/Vox; Getty Images Will OpenAI’s new chatbot store finally make AI useful? On Wednesday, OpenAI announced an online storefront called the GPT Store that lets people share custom versions of ChatGPT. It’s like an app store for chatbots, except…

Thousands of AI experts are torn about what they’ve created, new study finds

Getty Images The very confusing landscape of advanced AI risk, briefly explained. In 2016, researchers at AI Impacts, a project that aims to improve understanding of advanced AI development, released a survey of machine learning researchers. They were asked when…

Are flying cars finally here?

The EH216-S, a passenger-carrying unmanned aerial vehicle, is seen during its commercial flight demonstration on December 28, 2023, in Guangzhou, China. | VCG/VCG via Getty Images The world had “flying cars” in the 1930s. We could be getting them again….

You thought 2023 was a big year for AI? Buckle up.

2024 will be the biggest election year in history. | Moor Studio/Getty Images AI will change the world this year. We just don’t know how yet. Every new year brings with it a gaggle of writers, analysts, and gamblers trying…