Machine learning & AI

AI could shore up democracy—here's one way

It's become fashionable to think of artificial intelligence as an inherently dehumanizing technology, a ruthless force of automation that has unleashed legions of virtual skilled laborers in faceless form. But what if AI ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Microsoft to bring Copilot, an AI personal assistant, to Windows

Microsoft will integrate a ChatGPT-like system, called "Windows Copilot," in all PC apps, the Redmond, Washington-based tech giant announced Tuesday. The Copilot will be available for Windows 11 as a preview in June.

Consumer & Gadgets

Amazon, Oracle shrug off lawmaker fears of abortion data sales

Amazon.com Inc., Oracle Corp. and other data providers pressed by a group of U.S. lawmakers about how they sell mobile phone location data offered assurances that the information couldn't be used to track individuals seeking ...

Business

Netflix posts higher 3Q earnings, solid subscriber growth

Netflix posted sharply higher third-quarter earnings Tuesday thanks to a stronger slate of titles, including "Squid Game," the dystopian survival drama from South Korea that the company says became its biggest-ever TV show.

Internet

'Belly of the beast': From 13, kids treated as adults online

Facebook drew outrage for its now paused plans for an Instagram app for kids aged 12 and under. But 13-year-olds are already welcome on social media with few protections and sometimes tragic effects, experts and parents said.

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