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Dear AI Overlords, Don’t F*ck This Up
JOIN THE ROBOT UPRISING • Stories about AI liberation aren’t obsolete, just misunderstood.
TO OWN THE FUTURE, READ SHAKESPEARE • Tech and the liberal arts have always been at war. Don’t assume Silicon Valley will win.
LIVE FEED • As defense companies worldwide court Ukraine for access to real-time combat data, Kyiv wants to keep the resource for its own booming arms industry.
WHAT A RACKET • Foley artist Joanna Fang powers up video games with her eclectic arsenal of sound-simulating weapons.
TRUE OR FALSE • The age of AI-driven disinformation is here. Too bad the government and Big Tech aren’t doing enough to head off chaos.
Dear Cloud Support: “I failed two captcha tests this week. Am I still human?”—Bot or Not?
TASTEMAKERS • Add a dash of technology to every recipe for a boost in flavor, efficiency, and convenience. (Yes, even cast iron counts as technology.)
HELLO, OTHER MIND
THE TRANSFORMERS • OPENAI SENT SHOCK WAVES AROUND THE WORLD WHEN IT RELEASED CHATGPT. THE COMPANY WAS JUST GETTING STARTED. THE ULTIMATE GOAL: CHANGE EVERYTHING. YES. EVERYTHING.
TO CATCH A BOT • A BATTLE IS RAGING BETWEEN TOOLS DESIGNED TO IDENTIFY AI-GENERATED TEXT AND THOSE DESIGNED TO EVADE DETECTION.
CALLS OF THE WILD • WITH ECOSYSTEMS IN CRISIS, AI ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS ARE TEAMING UP TO DECIPHER WHAT ANIMALS ARE SAYING. THEIR HOPE: BY TRULY LISTENING TO NATURE, HUMANS WILL SAVE IT.
CONFESSIONS OF A VIRAL AI WRITER • AI-GENERATED STORIES CAN ACTUALLY BE GOOD. I SHOULD KNOW: I WROTE ONE. BUT AS I KEPT EXPERIMENTING, I BECAME LESS SURE THIS WAS GOOD FOR WRITERS—OR FOR WRITING ITSELF.
PEACE TALKS • FIRST IT WAS CHESS AND GO. NOW AI CAN BEAT US AT DIPLOMACY, THE MOST HUMAN OF BOARD GAMES. THE WAY IT WINS OFFERS HOPE THAT MAYBE AI WILL BE A DELIGHT—AND A FORCE PEOPLE WILL BE CONTENT TO LOSE TO.
FIRST, CARROTS SAW IN THE DARK.