With the rise in voice-driven virtual assistants over the years, the sight of people talking to various electrical devices in public and in private has become rather commonplace. While such voice-driven interfaces are decidedly useful for a range of situations, they also come with complications. One of these are theContinue Reading


Google put Blake Lemoine, an engineer at the company, on leave after he claimed the company’s AI had become sentient. | Martin Klimek/Washington Post via Getty Images How do ideas about faith and God influence conversations about artificial intelligence? It wasn’t science that convinced Google engineer Blake Lemoine that oneContinue Reading


Eric Schmidt speaks at the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence in Washington, DC, in 2019. | Alex Wong/Getty Images America’s Frontier Fund exemplifies the revolving door between the tech industry and government. Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt is an example of how you can shape public policy without ever runningContinue Reading


The inside of an IBM System One quantum computer. | Bryan Walsh/Vox Qubits, decoherence, and superposition: a guide to the weird and revolutionary world of quantum computers. A few weeks ago, I woke up unusually early in the morning in Brooklyn, got in my car, and headed up the HudsonContinue Reading


Google’s newest office in Mountain View, California. | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images The synonym for search finds itself in big antitrust trouble. This story is part of a Recode series about Big Tech and antitrust. Over the last several weeks, we’ve covered what’s happening with Apple, Amazon, Microsoft,Continue Reading