Pranshu Verma

Washington, D.C.

Innovations reporter

Education: University of Delaware, BS in finance; Columbia University, MS in journalism

Pranshu Verma is a reporter on The Washington Post's technology team, where he covers the innovations fueling tomorrow and the dark side of technology. Before joining The Post in 2022, Verma covered technology at the Boston Globe. Before that, he covered diplomacy and transportation at the New York Times as a reporting fellow in D.C. He started his career in journalism at the Philadelphia Inquirer as a reporting fellow covering prisons and New Jersey politics. Verma is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.
Latest from Pranshu Verma

    See why AI like ChatGPT has gotten so good, so fast

    Artificial intelligence has become shockingly capable in the past year. Chatbots and 'fake' photos weren't always the norm.

    May 24, 2023

    A professor accused his class of using ChatGPT, putting diplomas in jeopardy

    A Texas A&M instructor falsely accused students of using ChatGPT to write essays, putting them at risk of failing.

    May 18, 2023

    ChatGPT get-rich-quick schemes are flooding the web

    The internet is filled with videos promising ChatGPT can make you rich. But there is little evidence to prove it can.

    May 15, 2023

    A curious person’s guide to artificial intelligence

    Artificial intelligence is exploding. Here's everything you need to know but were too afraid to ask.

    May 7, 2023

    IBM could replace 7,800 jobs with artificial intelligence, CEO says

    The company could halt hiring new workers and instead use AI tools. Other companies have reported job disruption due to ChatGPT and similar technologies.

    May 2, 2023

    Their voices are their livelihood. Now AI could take it away.

    Advances in generative artificial intelligence, technology that forms texts, images or sounds, has allowed software to recreate people’s voices with eerie precision.

    April 24, 2023

    Rutgers’ historic strike is suspended on tentative deal

    The historic faculty strike at Rutgers University is set to end and classes will resume Monday as unions and university official reach a tentative deal

    April 15, 2023

    AI can make movies, edit actors, fake voices. Hollywood isn’t ready.

    A new short film made with AI highlights the possibilities and pitfalls of using the technology in entertainment.

    April 14, 2023

    ChatGPT invented a sexual harassment scandal and named a real law prof as the accused

    ChatGPT accused a law professor of harassment. But the evidence doesn’t exist.

    April 5, 2023

    Finding love in an AI place

    As loneliness rates spike, more people are getting romantically and emotionally attached to artificial intelligence bots. Today, we report on what it’s like to fall in love with software (and what happens when it breaks your heart).

    March 30, 2023