Facebook Removes Accounts With AI-Generated Profile Photos

Facebook Removes Accounts With AI-Generated Profile Photos

Facebook on Friday removed what it called a global network of more than 900 accounts, pages, and groups from its platform and Instagram that allegedly used deceptive practices to push pro-Trump narratives to about 55 million users. The network used fake accounts, artificial amplification, and, notably, profile photos of fake faces generated using artificial intelligence…

The 5 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy TV Shows of 2019

The 5 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy TV Shows of 2019

We don’t only watch nerd TV here at WIRED. Fleabag’s fabulous. More Pose now. Ship a box of Emmys to Big Little Lies.It’s just that, this year, when it came to new shows, genre kind of kicked all the butts. In fact, we could’ve left off the sci-fi/fantasy qualifier and called this list “The 5…

Puma Is Making Gamer Shoes Now

Puma Is Making Gamer Shoes Now

Welcome to the last Replay of 2019! For this final installment, we’re covering some light news during a light week. But still, we will not let you fall behind, dear readers. Read on for all the videogame news you need to know as you go headlong into 2020.The Core Rainbow Six Siege Team Has Moved…

Gadget Lab Podcast: Our Favorite Stuff From 2019, Plus Our 2020 Predictions

Gadget Lab Podcast: Our Favorite Stuff From 2019, Plus Our 2020 Predictions

2019 was a tumultuous time for technology. While product engineers created hybrid Frankengadgets and software companies turned nearly everything into a subscription service, we also grappled with the increasingly chaotic ripple effects of social media and the realization that there are people listening to our private home recordings. (Not to mention Elon Musk’s new Murdertruck.)On…

When Robots Can Decide Whether You Live or Die

When Robots Can Decide Whether You Live or Die

Computers have gotten pretty good at making certain decisions for themselves. Automatic spam filters block most unwanted email. Some US clinics use artificial-intelligence-powered cameras to flag diabetes patients at risk of blindness. But can a machine ever be trusted to decide whether to kill a human being?It’s a question taken up by the eighth episode…

The Year Humanity Declared War on Microplastics

The Year Humanity Declared War on Microplastics

Amid increasingly dire reports on climate change and political upheaval, this year a new menace came to dominate the news cycle: microplastic pollution. Scientists revealed that it’s blowing in the air and swirling in the seas and tainting our food and water, with as yet unknown effects on human health.Microplastic pollution isn’t particularly new to…