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Will AI Lead to Human Extinction? Will AI Lead to Human Extinction?

We can create a world where artificial intelligence meets its spectacular promise to improve the lives of all humanity—but only if we work together.

Apr 25, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

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When You Buy a Book, You Can Loan It to Anyone. This Judge Says Libraries Can’t. Why Not? When You Buy a Book, You Can Loan It to Anyone. This Judge Says Libraries Can’t. Why Not?

The lawsuit against Controlled Digital Lending is about giving corporations—rather than readers, buyers, borrowers, or authors—control over content.

Apr 20, 2023 / Michelle M. Wu

The Doomsday Clock Has Never Been So Close to Midnight

The Doomsday Clock Has Never Been So Close to Midnight The Doomsday Clock Has Never Been So Close to Midnight

What's on the other side?

Apr 12, 2023 / Frida Berrigan

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China’s Race to Become an AI Superpower China’s Race to Become an AI Superpower

China wants to be world leader in artificial intelligence, but US trade sanctions and a brain drain of the best engineers mean it won’t be easy.

Apr 10, 2023 / Between Us, We Cover the World / Gabrielle Chou

Forget AI—We Need More Clip Art

Forget AI—We Need More Clip Art Forget AI—We Need More Clip Art

We used to scoff at it, but in an age of relentless commodification, it now seems like a democratizing force.

Apr 4, 2023 / Kate Wagner

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Corporations Are Recruiting High School Students to Help Fuel the Climate Crisis Corporations Are Recruiting High School Students to Help Fuel the Climate Crisis

Energy, technology, defense, and finance companies have launched youth outreach programs designed to attract students before college and cover up their contributions to climate cha...

Apr 4, 2023 / StudentNation / Aina Marzia

The End of the Music Business

The End of the Music Business The End of the Music Business

A century of recorded music has culminated in the infinite archive of streaming platforms. But is it really better for listeners?

Apr 10, 2023 / Feature / Ethan Iverson

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Letters: 23andMe and Your Biodata Letters: 23andMe and Your Biodata

A scientist from 23andMe and a historian of science discuss aspects of the genetic-testing corporation's DNA-for-profit model.  

Apr 8, 2023 / Letters

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No, AI Is Not “Disrupting” Architecture No, AI Is Not “Disrupting” Architecture

It’s just making it that much less interesting.

Mar 17, 2023 / Kate Wagner

Liberating Our Homes From the Real Estate–Industrial Complex

Liberating Our Homes From the Real Estate–Industrial Complex Liberating Our Homes From the Real Estate–Industrial Complex

Having a personal aesthetic at home has become financially detrimental.

Mar 13, 2023 / Kate Wagner

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