Technology

The Gemini Debacle Is Just the Beginning

With tough questions about AI alignment up in the air, politics is getting in the way.

Standing Beside History, Yelling ‘Go!’

Part economic history, part techno-optimist manifesto, a new book envisions a conservative embrace of technology’s upsides. Can it happen?

Is the Cure to Male Loneliness … ‘Her’?

Spike Jonze’s AI romance remains a timely meditation on the wonders of and obstacles to intimacy.

A Great Year for Free Market Capitalism in Film

Five movies that captured the thrill and agony of markets, dynamism, risk, and competition.

Smells Like Teen Solitude

Smartphone and parenting trends have pushed off major life milestones.

Biden Is Losing the High-Tech War With China

A new executive order banning investing in certain technologies will barely dent China’s ambitions.

Are AI Experts Worried About Its Threat to Humanity?

Why some are concerned about the seemingly outlandish.

Yellen Seeks Economic Detente With China

‘We believe that the world is big enough for both of our countries to thrive.’

Biden’s ‘Internet for All’ Initiative, Explained

Is the White House’s $42 billion plan to ensure internet access for every family realistic?

The States’ Approach to Artificial Intelligence, Explained

Privacy concerns take precedence in the rush to regulate AI.

The Rise and Fall of Your First Smartphone

A review of ‘BlackBerry.’

Meta’s VR Albatross

Mark Zuckerberg is burning billions of dollars on Meta’s virtual reality platform with no sign of payoff in sight.

Artificial Intelligence Chatbots Are Here to Stay

ChatGPT has ushered in a new era for AI, though plenty of drawbacks remain.

AI Is Coming For Our Jobs (And That’s Okay)

Humans are adaptable, and we have a long history of overcoming disruptive technologies.

Farewell (But Not Goodbye)

Some personal news.