Machine learning & AI

Learning to lie: AI tools adept at creating disinformation

Artificial intelligence is writing fiction, making images inspired by Van Gogh and fighting wildfires. Now it's competing in another endeavor once limited to humans—creating propaganda and disinformation.

Business

Cryptocurrency's dirty secret: Energy consumption

Though skeptics may characterize cryptocurrency as "fake money," "worse than tulip bulbs," or outright fraud, it is a very real business. The market capitalization of the almost 19,000 cryptocurrencies in circulation is currently ...