Washington Must Bet Big on AI or Lose Its Global Clout

Washington Must Bet Big on AI or Lose Its Global Clout

The US government must spend $25 billion on artificial intelligence research by 2025, stem the loss of foreign AI talent, and find new ways to prevent critical AI technology from being stolen and exported, according to a policy report issued Tuesday. Otherwise it risks falling behind China and losing its standing on the world stage.The…

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Last June, a California college student named Matty Roberts created a Facebook event called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.” It called for people to converge on the secretive Air Force test facility in Nevada on September 20. “Let’s see them aliens,” Roberts wrote. The event quickly went viral; within days, hundreds…

This Year’s Flu Season Is Off to a Weird (and Early) Start

This Year’s Flu Season Is Off to a Weird (and Early) Start

The new flu season is up and running—and so far, it’s off to a weird start.Influenza activity has been elevated since the start of November and is only expected to continue climbing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports in its latest flu update. That’s a few weeks earlier than in past years.ARS TECHNICAThis…

Xbox Series X: What (We Think) It Costs

Xbox Series X: What (We Think) It Costs

12.7M Want to watch this again later? Sign in to add this video to a playlist. Sign in Like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Don’t like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Published on Dec 16, 2019In today’s Daily Fix: we speculate on the…

ISIS Is Now Harder to Track Online—but That’s Good News

ISIS Is Now Harder to Track Online—but That’s Good News

Over the last month, Telegram messenger launched an account-removal campaign against its most notorious user base: ISIS. The company’s newly found initiative was profoundly wide-reaching and effective, shaking a long-settled snow globe and scattering ISIS users across scores of different platforms.WIRED OPINIONABOUTRita Katz (@Rita_Katz) is the executive director and founder of the SITE Intelligence Group,…

11 Best Cheap Laptops We Actually Like Using ($300

11 Best Cheap Laptops We Actually Like Using ($300

If your budget is tight and you want the most bang for your buck, or you just want to keep something out of the landfill, the used laptop market it worth considering. I’m not going to link to or endorse any specific vendors, but I’ve had great luck buying used laptops on eBay from all…