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Microsoft’s Code-Writing AI Points to the Future of Computers

Microsoft just showed how artificial intelligence could find its way into many software applications—by writing code on the fly.At the Microsoft Build developer conference today, the company’s chief technology officer, Kevin Scott,...

Why It's So Hard to Count Twitter Bots

Automated accounts have become more sophisticated and complex in recent years. Many fake accounts are partly operated by humans, as well as machines, or just amplify messages written by real people (what...

The US Military Is Building Its Own Metaverse

On May 10, two fighter pilots performed a high-altitude proto-metaverse experiment. A few thousand feet above the desert of California, in a pair of Berkut 540 jets, they donned custom AR headsets...

To Win the Next War, the Pentagon Needs Nerds

When Russia invaded Ukraine, the US Department of Defense turned to a team of machine learning and artificial intelligence experts to make sense of an avalanche of information about the conflict.“We have...

Musk’s Plan to Reveal the Twitter Algorithm Won’t Solve Anything

“In this age of machine learning, it isn’t the algorithms, it’s the data,” says David Karger, a professor and computer scientist at MIT. Karger says Musk could improve Twitter by making the...

Shanghai’s Plan to Reboot the Tech Supply Chain Will Be Hard

Fiona Yu, a partner at the Chinese investment firm Northern Light Venture Capital, who also lives in Shanghai, says the lockdown has been challenging but manageable. She believes that people are able...

How Apple’s Monster M1 Ultra Chip Keeps Moore’s Law Alive

Will Knight is a senior writer for WIRED, covering artificial intelligence. He was previously a senior editor at MIT Technology Review, where he wrote about fundamental advances in AI and China’s AI...

As Russia Plots Its Next Move, an AI Listens to the Chatter

A radio transmission between several Russian soldiers in Ukraine in early March, captured from an unencrypted channel, reveals panicked and confused comrades retreating after coming under artillery fire.“Vostok, I am Sneg 02....

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