ROILED BY ELECTION, FACEBOOK STRUGGLES TO BALANCE CIVILITY AND GROWTH

Employees and executives are battling over how to reduce misinformation and hate speech without hurting the company's bottom line.

WHEN A.I. FALLS IN LOVE

The Times asked GPT-3 to tell us a little about itself and its romantic life.

 
 
 

MY NAME IS GPT-3 AND I APPROVED THIS ARTICLE

The latest natural-language system generates tweets, pens poetry, summarizes emails, answers trivia questions, translates languages...

HOW ARCHAEOLOGISTS ARE USING DEEP LEARNING TO DIG DEEPER

Trawling ancient history with neural nets.

 
 
 

FACT CHECK: NO, BIDEN DID NOT HAVE A MASKLESS BIRTHDAY PARTY

The video of a crowd singing happy birthday to the president-elect was from 2019.

MEET THE TOP 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION MISINFORMATION ‘SUPERSPREADERS'

New research found that a handful of social media accounts had an outsize influence on false election information. President Trump...

 
 
 

DO YOU HAVE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST? THIS ROBOTIC ASSISTANT MAY FIND IT FIRST

They can't detect all conflicts, but new computer programs serve as guard rails when scientists and publishers fail to self-police.

AS CUSTOMERS MOVE ONLINE, SO DOES THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON

Empty stores are turning into fulfillment centers and the market for warehouse space is booming, as the pandemic rockets the retail...

 
 
 

NO, JOE BIDEN DID NOT HAVE A MASKLESS BIRTHDAY PARTY LAST WEEK

The video of a crowd singing happy birthday to the president-elect was from 2019.

WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT PANDEMIC SHOPPING

This year might have forever changed shopping for American consumers, store workers and retailers.

 
 
 

HOW MISINFORMATION ‘SUPERSPREADERS' SEED FALSE ELECTION THEORIES

Researchers have found that a small group of social media accounts are responsible for the spread of a disproportionate amount of the...

‘I FORGET ABOUT THE WORLD:' AFGHAN YOUTH FIND ESCAPE IN A VIDEO GAME

The game's cultlike following in Afghanistan inhabits a real-life version of its violent virtual reality.

 
 
 

CAN AN ALGORITHM PREVENT SUICIDE?

The Department of Veterans Affairs has turned to machine-learning to help identify vets at risk of taking their own lives.

CAN A COMPUTER DEVISE A THEORY OF EVERYTHING?

It might be possible, physicists say, but not anytime soon. And there's no guarantee that we humans will understand the result.

 
 
 

INTEL AND NVIDIA CHIPS POWER A CHINESE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

Intel and Nvidia chips power a supercomputing center that tracks people in a place where government suppresses minorities, raising...

HOLLYWOOD'S ‘WE'RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE' MOMENT

The announcement that “Wonder Woman 1984” will be released in theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas Day is the clearest sign that streaming...

 
 
 

52 YEARS LATER, IBM APOLOGIZES FOR FIRING TRANSGENDER WOMAN

Lynn Conway was one of the company's most promising young computer engineers but after confiding to supervisors that she was transgender,...

ANTIBODIES GOOD. MACHINE-MADE MOLECULES BETTER?

With help from computer algorithms, researchers designed proteins from scratch that can trounce the coronavirus in lab animals.

 
 
 

NO, TRUMP'S SISTER DID NOT PUBLICLY BACK HIM. HE WAS DUPED BY A FAKE ACCOUNT

The president shared an article that said his sister, Elizabeth Trump Grau, was supporting his claim that he had won the election....

CLUBHOUSE, THE

Time to learn about reverse takeovers, kids!

 
 
 



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