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This Agency Wants to Figure Out Exactly How Much You Trust AI

The National Institute of Standards and Technology measures how many photons pass through a chicken. Now, it wants to quantify transparency around algorithms.Read More

He Thought He Could Outfox the Gig Economy. He Was Wrong

Jeffrey Fang was a ride-hailing legend, a top earner with relentless hustle. Then his minivan was carjacked—with his kids in the back seat.Read More

An Algorithm That Predicts Deadly Infections Is Often Flawed

A study found that a system used to identify cases of sepsis missed most instances and frequently issued false alarms.Read More

A New Wave of Dating Apps Takes Cues From TikTok and Gen Z

Online dating exploded in popularity during the pandemic, and the number of new startups has grown. But will they last?Read More

Transit Agencies Are Trying Everything to Lure You Back

Systems in Boston, Cleveland, Las Vegas, and the San Francisco Bay Area are offering reduced fares or free rides. Others are considering abolishing fares altogether.Read More

On Prime Day, Organizers Want You to Think of the Workers

Amazon’s annual sales event this year is unfolding against a backdrop of mounting pressure from labor activists.Read More

The US Government Is Finally Moving at the Speed of Tech

Lina Khan’s ascendance to the top of the FTC, and a set of bipartisan antitrust proposals, shows just how much has changed in Washington—and how suddenly.Read More

A Quick and Dirty Agenda for Congress to Curb Big Tech

Plus: A fair-use summit with Girl Talk, how to explain consciousness, and a pre-summer bake.Read More

Baltimore May Soon Ban Face Recognition for Everyone but Cops

The measure would make private use of the technology illegal, but would not apply to police. It awaits the mayor's signature.Read More

The Efforts to Make Text-Based AI Less Racist and Terrible

Language models like GPT-3 can write poetry, but they often amplify negative stereotypes. Researchers are trying different approaches to address the problem.Read More

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Microsoft joins Apple in $2 trillion market cap club – CNET

Demand for Microsoft's products has soared since the pandemic forced many people to stay home. Read More

Philips recalls sleep apnea machines, ventilators – CNET

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