WIRED25 Day 3: Look at Problems in a New Way

WIRED25 Day 3: Look at Problems in a New Way

Conversations on the final day of this year’s WIRED25 event revolved around the existential mess that has characterized 2020: Covid-19, election integrity, California wildfires. But the experts who came together to share their insights into these problems, and the work they have been doing to confront them, also communicated a sense of genuine optimism. SUBSCRIBESubscribe…

These Robots Use AI to Learn How to Clean Your House

These Robots Use AI to Learn How to Clean Your House

Inside an ordinary-looking home, a robot suspended from the ceiling slowly expands arms holding a sponge, before carefully wiping a kitchen surface clean. Nearby, another robot gently cleans a flat-screen television, causing it to wobble slightly.The cleaning robots live inside a mock home located at the Toyota Research Institute in Los Altos, California. The institute’s…

Everything Google Announced at Its Pixel Event

Everything Google Announced at Its Pixel Event

Google’s fall hardware events are typically more understated than some of its competitors, lacking the theatrics of Samsung events, the iHype of Apple launches, and the rapid-fire deluge of Amazon announcements. And this year, that was for good reason; we’re in the middle of a pandemic, and Google said it wanted to make its product…

Trump and the Limits of Content Moderation

Trump and the Limits of Content Moderation

In the first presidential debate of 2012, Mitt Romney scored a surprise victory by switching up his style. Barack Obama had obviously prepared to attack the Republican nominee and former hedge fund executive for the archconservative economic proposals he had been campaigning on. Romney disarmed him by simply denying having taken the positions he’d taken—insisting,…