Nitasha Tiku

San Francisco

Tech culture reporter based in San Francisco

Education: Columbia University, BA in English; New York University, MA in Journalism

Nitasha Tiku is The Washington Post's tech culture reporter based in San Francisco. Before joining The Post in 2019, Tiku had a decade of experience helping readers understand how Silicon Valley thinks and operates. Most recently, she was a senior writer for WIRED, where she wrote a magazine cover story about turmoil inside Google during the Trump administration based on interviews with dozens of current and former employees. Tiku has also worked as a staff writer at BuzzFeed News, the Verge, Valleywag, and other places.
Latest from Nitasha Tiku

OpenAI CEO tells Senate that he fears AI’s potential to manipulate views

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman testified before the Senate on AI like ChatGPT as regulations and oversight are being considered.

May 16, 2023

Elon’s Twitter

A little more than a year ago, Elon Musk made a hostile takeover bid to buy Twitter. Today on “Post Reports,” we look back at a chaotic year for the platform and ask what we can learn from Musk’s handling of the company as he appoints a new CEO.

May 15, 2023

Google shared AI knowledge with the world — until ChatGPT caught up

Google's research teams helped create the AI revolution. Now executives want to make sure the company takes advantage of that knowledge first.

May 5, 2023

Inside the secret list of websites that make AI like ChatGPT sound smart

An analysis of a chatbot data set by The Washington Post reveals the proprietary, personal, and often offensive websites that go into an AI’s training data.

April 19, 2023

Doomsday to utopia: Meet AI’s rival factions

Inside Silicon Valley’s insular AI sector, a small group of strange but influential subcultures have clashed in recent months.

April 10, 2023

Tech workers claimed caste bias. Now California could make it illegal.

A bill seeks to make caste a protected category.

March 22, 2023

Google’s catch-up game on AI continues with Bard launch

Google is making its chatbot Bard available to the public, weeks after Microsoft launched its own.

March 21, 2023

AI is reviving San Francisco’s tech scene. Welcome to ‘Cerebral Valley.’

The money and power flooding into AI are warping and intensifying the typical Silicon Valley gold rush, now set to explode with the launch of GPT-4.

March 15, 2023

GPT-4 has arrived. It will blow ChatGPT out of the water.

The language AI tool is expected to push the technical and ethical boundaries of a fast-advancing AI that mimics human speech.

March 14, 2023

The right’s new culture-war target: ‘Woke AI’

AI chatbots like ChatGPT and Bing are trying to stay out of politics—and failing.

February 24, 2023