AI can draw hands now. That’s bad news for deep-fakes.
AI image-makers have been notoriously bad at rendering hands. Now, they’re getting better and could make deep fakes harder to spot.By Pranshu Verma
3D-printed rocket fails to reach orbit but still is hailed as success
The Terran 1 rocket lifted off at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday, and while it didn't make orbit, it achieved many milestones, proving that new technology can cut the complexity of rocket manufacture.By Christian Davenport
What to know about OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT
OpenAI launches GPT-4, an artificial-intelligence model that's even more powerful than ChatGPT.By Pranshu Verma
They thought loved ones were calling for help. It was an AI scam.
Scammers are using artificial intelligence to sound more like family members in distress. Loved ones are falling for it and losing thousands of dollars.By Pranshu Verma
AI is starting to pick who gets laid off
As layoffs rave the tech industry, algorithms once used to help hire could now be helping to lay people off.By Pranshu Verma
Paul Berg, pioneer in gene splicing who led way for biotech, dies at 96
Dr. Berg, winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize in chemistry, was also troubled by the potential risks of gene manipulation in the early years.By Brian Murphy
Security threat or hot air? A guide to high-altitude balloons.
Thousands of balloons are likely peppering the sky. Here's a guide to what they can do.By Pranshu Verma
Why it’s so hard to give earthquake warnings more than seconds in advance
Predicting earthquakes is hard, and even the most promising attempts to do so may only give people a heads-up of a few seconds.By Pranshu Verma
This software tries to spot lung cancer years earlier. Can it?
The advance could pave the way for doctors to spot tumors that are notoriously hard to detect early.By Pranshu Verma
These robots might build your house
The construction industry is in a crisis, and more companies are turning to robots to automate tasks on the job site.By Pranshu Verma
The AI ‘gold rush’ is here. What will it bring?
Here’s a peek at the AI technology that may be coming soon as Google, Microsoft go all in.By Pranshu Verma
The hunt for a better weather forecast
With the private sector getting more into weather prediction, the best forecasts might be just for those who can pay for it.By Pranshu Verma
Tracking rising religious hatred in India, from half a world away
Raqib Hameed Naik, a Kashmiri Muslim journalist hiding in America, tracks Hindu hate crimes and is bringing his data project out of the shadows.By Pranshu Verma
Even electric self-driving cars may have a climate change problem
MIT researchers found that the computers powering self-driving cars could have a large carbon footprint.By Pranshu Verma
Can California’s massive rain solve its historic drought?
Drought plagued places like California are experimenting with stormwater technology to take advantage of downpoursBy Pranshu Verma
This small box could be the future of building in outer space
MIT scientists built a microwave-sized box that could let astronauts build parts in space that can’t be made on Earth.By Pranshu Verma
Teachers are on alert for inevitable cheating after release of ChatGPT
ChatbotGPT offers a glimpse at a future in which computer-generated answers may be undetectable.By Laura Meckler and Pranshu Verma
The year AI became eerily human
This year brought advances in AI chatbots and image makers, along with a brewing fight over the data that feeds themBy Pranshu Verma
See 2022’s smarter, tinier and deadlier robots
Robots benefitted from advances in artificial intelligence, soft gels and tinier electronic sensors.By Pranshu Verma
This plastic-foam-eating ‘superworm’ could help solve the garbage crisis
As the garbage crisis escalates, scientists across the world are trying to find bacteria and bugs that consume trash. A Styrofoam-eating worm is the latest.By Pranshu Verma