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The New MacBook Pro Chips Flex the Power of Custom Silicon

The new M1 Pro and M1 Max better integrate the computers’ hardware with their software—much like the iPhone.The combination of the Windows operating system and Intel chips was once so successful that...

LinkedIn’s Exit From China Cuts Another East-West Bridge

The Microsoft subsidiary had agreed in 2014 to censor content in China, but that apparently wasn’t enough for tougher government regulators.For Chinese regulators, even a censored US-based social network was too much.Microsoft...

AI’s Smarts Now Come With a Big Price Tag

As language models get more complex, they also get more expensive to create and run. Some companies are locked out. Calvin Qi, who works at a search startup called Glean, would love to...

These Virtual Obstacle Courses Help Real Robots Learn to Walk

Researchers used specialized chips and simulation software to teach a four-legged robot to navigate stairs and blocks.An army of more than 4,000 marching doglike robots is a vaguely menacing sight, even in...

Clearview AI Has New Tools to Identify You in Photos

In an interview with WIRED, CEO Hoan Ton-That said the company has scraped 10 billion photos from the web—and developed new ways to aid police surveillance.Clearview AI has stoked controversy by scraping...

AI Can Write Code Like Humans—Bugs and All

New tools that help developers write software also generate similar mistakes.Some software developers are now letting artificial intelligence help write their code. They’re finding that AI is just as flawed as humans.Last...

A Stanford Proposal Over AI's 'Foundations' Ignites Debate

A research paper that dubs some artificial intelligence models "foundational" is sparking a dispute over the future of the field.Last month, Stanford researchers declared that a new era of artificial intelligence had...

Why Tesla Is Designing Chips to Train Its Self-Driving Tech

Developing AI is costly and time-consuming. Custom silicon can give companies an edge.Tesla makes cars. Now, it’s also the latest company to seek an edge in artificial intelligence by making its own...

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