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

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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

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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

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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

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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