Consciousness

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Google DeepMind’s ‘leap forward’ in AI could unlock secrets of biology
AlphaFold breakthrough may bolster work in fields from antibiotics and cancer therapy to resilient crops

Ian Sample Science editor

08, May, 2024 @3:00 PM

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‘A chilling prospect’: should we be scared of AI contestants on reality shows?
Netflix’s hit show The Circle recently introduced an AI chatbot contestant, a potentially worrying sign of where we’re heading

Adrian Horton

07, May, 2024 @2:17 PM

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ChatGPT’s chatbot rival Claude to be introduced on iPhone
Challenger to market leader OpenAI says it wants to ‘meet users where they are’ and become part of users’ everyday life

Alex Hern UK technology editor

01, May, 2024 @3:00 PM

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Soiled nappies and karate: AI-rendered Putin biopic to be released
Polish director Besaleel’s film will feature an AI-rendered Russian president and footage shot by Ukrainian film-makers during the Russian invasion

Andrew Pulver

23, Apr, 2024 @12:08 PM

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The media industry is dying – but I can still get paid to train AI to replace me | Arwa Mahdawi
According to an automated missive, I have the perfect set of skills to help write the first draft of AI history. It’s not a job for life, though

Arwa Mahdawi

17, Apr, 2024 @10:00 AM

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If costs force Google to charge for AI, competitors will cheer
AI is not only scarily expensive to run, it is also antithetical to the advertising that is Google’s bread and butter

Alex Hern

04, Apr, 2024 @5:45 PM

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What the papers say is still seen by many who don’t buy them | Brief letters
Brief letters: Newsstand influence | Tax relief for charitable giving | Starter for 10 | Mind-body dualism | A period of silence from MPs

04, Apr, 2024 @5:05 PM

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The new science of death: ‘There’s something happening in the brain that makes no sense’
The long read: New research into the dying brain suggests the line between life and death may be less distinct than previously thought

Alex Blasdel

02, Apr, 2024 @4:00 AM

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TechScape: My pet theory that Google’s Waze will help drive Starmer to No 10
In this week’s newsletter: Hear me out … but the traffic-dodging app may have started a domino effect that will bring down the Tories

Alex Hern

12, Mar, 2024 @11:51 AM

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A Million Days review – low-budget sci-fi thriller asks if we should trust AI with our survival
In the near future humanity is doomed and our options are being determined by AI simulation – unfortunately for us, the AI doesn’t seem particularly bothered if we survive

Leslie Felperin

11, Mar, 2024 @1:00 PM

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Elon Musk v OpenAI: tech giants are inciting existential fears to evade scrutiny | Kenan Malik
Moguls extol the fruits of artificial intelligence, but seek to hide its science from public view

Kenan Malik

10, Mar, 2024 @7:00 AM

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Can’t read a map or add up? Don’t worry, we’ve always let technology do the boring stuff | Martha Gill
We won’t fear the rise of the robots when we realise they’re just another tool to take the tedium out of our lives

Martha Gill

09, Mar, 2024 @7:00 PM

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