The Fight Over Which Uses of AI Europe Should Outlaw
A new European Union law will set rules for what the technology can and can’t do to people, like whether it’s OK to deploy lie detectors at borders.
DALL-E Mini Is the Internet's Favorite AI Meme Machine
The viral image generation app is good, absurd fun. It's also giving the world an education in how artificial intelligence may warp reality.
Blake Lemoine Says Google's LaMDA AI Faces 'Bigotry'
In an interview with WIRED, the engineer and priest elaborated on his belief that the program is a person—and not Google's property.
Meta Made Millions in Ads From Networks of Fake Accounts
The social media giant banned accounts promoting disinformation, spam, or propaganda—and kept the money it made from ads.
The Weak Argument Jeopardizing Tech Antitrust Legislation
Democrats are pumping the brakes on an ambitious Senate bill over long-shot concerns about content moderation.
Before Starbucks Baristas Had Unions, They Had Coworker Petitions
A platform called Coworker has helped effect change for nearly a decade. As the coffee chain’s workers organize, its role has evolved in kind.
The End of Klarna’s Easy Money Is Bad News for BNPL
As the Swedish unicorn faces competition, regulation, and investment concerns, can “buy now, pay later” companies weather another economic downturn?
An Apple Store Votes to Unionize for the First Time
Employees at the company’s retail location in Towson, Maryland, have successfully organized.
Can Binance Save Crypto? The CEO Is Thinking About It
As the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange becomes a target for a lawsuit over the terra-luna crash, Changpeng "CZ" Zhao has no regrets.
Sure, Crypto Is Crashing, but Everything Is Perfectly Fine
Cryptocurrencies are behaving exactly like the rest of the stock market, but the faithful say that's no reason to jump ship.
After Layoffs, Crypto Startups Face a ‘Crucible Moment’
The hard times could be a harbinger for everyone else.
As Bitcoin Falters, Crypto Miners Brace for a Crash
Electricity costs more, Bitcoin is worth less. What can possibly go wrong?
Europe's Digital Markets Act Takes a Hammer to Big Tech
The EU targets tech giants' walled gardens with aggressive new rules, but the smaller companies the DMA is meant to help are skeptical it will work.
Companies Are Hacking Their Way Around the Chip Shortage
The supply chain issues have no end in sight, so manufacturers are being forced to improvise.
How Apple’s Monster M1 Ultra Chip Keeps Moore’s Law Alive
By combining two processors into one, the company has squeezed a surprising amount of performance out of silicon.
I Finally Reached Computing Nirvana. What Was It All For?
Breakfast, it turns out. The answer is breakfast.
The Rise and Precarious Reign of China’s Battery King
Zeng Yuqun is China’s most prolific battery billionaire. His ascent has major implications for a world increasingly reliant on electric vehicles.
China Built Your iPhone. Will It Build Your Next Car?
Gadget manufacturers are getting into the car-making business. That could shake up the auto industry, global trade, and geopolitics.
No One Knows How Safe New Driver-Assistance Systems Really Are
Tesla’s Autopilot and other automotive safety features are involved in plenty of car crashes. But thanks to spotty data, it’s still not clear how many, or what to do about it.
Is It Possible to Beat a Virus That Moves Faster Than Science?
WIRED’s editor in chief shares thoughts on the ongoing evolutionary battle between humans and SARS-CoV-2, plus more from the next issue.
Apple Embraces the Ever-Expanding Dashboard Touchscreen
The company recently announced a souped-up evolution of CarPlay. But do larger infotainment systems make distracted driving worse?
Coinbase Offered Them Dream Jobs—and Then Took Them Away
Hundreds of prospective employees have been left adrift, including some who were counting on the position for their visas.
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NASA’s Plan to Get Ingenuity Through the Martian Winter
NASA engineers are trying to keep the Mars helicopter running as it endures longer, colder nights and the chance of more frequent dust storms.
China’s Jidu Robo-1 Looks Like It’s From the Future. Maybe It Is
Internet giant Baidu has built an empire around search and artificial intelligence. Can it build a smarter car?
Period-Tracking and Fertility Apps Can Put Women Seeking Abortions at Risk
Apps collect sensitive data that could be subpoenaed by law enforcement or sold by data brokers.
Axon’s Taser-Drone Plans Prompt AI Ethics Board Resignations
The company has backed down on its proposal to address school shootings, but the damage was already done.
Bolt Loaned Employees Thousands to Buy Stock—Then Laid Them Off
At least one employee borrowed $100,000 from the company—and now has just 90 days to pay it back.
Satellites and AI Can Help Solve Big Problems—If Given the Chance
Traditional hurdles stand in the way of ambitious plans to use imagery to help feed people, reduce poverty, and protect the planet.