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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…

The 10 most read Future Perfect stories of 2023

Paige Vickers/Vox The case against pets, what Oppenheimer got wrong, and the magic of meditation. As Future Perfect has in past years, we’re calling out our most read stories of the year. It’s a great way to get a sense…

We’re still in a fight for survival when it comes to AI safety

President Joe Biden signs an executive order with Vice President Kamala Harris (right) during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 30, 2023. | Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images President Biden’s executive…

Jerry Chow wants to make quantum computers you can actually count on

Lauren Tamaki for Vox A reliable quantum computer system could unleash truly amazing technological progress, as long as the engineers can get it to work. It’s hard enough to understand quantum computing, the potentially transformative next generation of computing. Unlike…

Alec Stapp and Caleb Watney have a plan for national progress

Lauren Tamaki for Vox The co-founders and co-CEOs of the Institute for Progress want to kick-start America’s innovation engine. Sometime in the 1970s, the US lost the future. Productivity growth in the decades since has been in decline. Building things…

Azeem Azhar is drawing a road map to a better future

Lauren Tamaki for Vox The technologist and author is providing a guide to a world changing at an exponential rate Azeem Azhar is, as he puts it in his 2021 book The Exponential Age, a “child of the microchip,” born…