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It’s Time to Believe the AI Hype

Some pundits suggest generative AI stopped getting smarter. The explosive demos from OpenAI and Google that started the week show there’s plenty more disruption to come.


Lab-Grown Meat Is on Shelves Now. But There’s a Catch

Cultivated meat is coming to a store near you. Well, not near , exactly. Unless you live near Huber’s Butchery in Singapore. If you do happen to live there, then from May 16 you could be one of the first people in the world to buy cultivated meat…


Wegovy Can Keep Weight Off for at Least 4 Years, Research Shows

Users receiving weekly injections saw their weight fall, plateau, and stabilize over the course of a four-year trial—but it’s still unclear how long these effects last after stopping taking the drug.


Maven Is a New Social Network That Eliminates Followers—and Hopefully Stress

Twitter cofounder Ev Williams is backing a new social network called Maven, which trades likes and follows for algorithms designed to foster serendipity and deep discussion.


Prepare to Get Manipulated by Emotionally Expressive Chatbots

The emotional mimicry of OpenAI’s new version of ChatGPT could lead AI assistants in some strange—even dangerous—directions.


Saunas Are the Next Frontier in Fighting Depression

The preliminary results of a clinical trial of using heat exposure to combat depression are in—and are fueling cautious optimism that sauna practice could become an accepted treatment.


These Electric School Buses Are on Their Way to Save the Grid

Loaded with ever more renewables, the grid will need to store a whole lot of energy. Enter: a new kind of magic school bus—one that can both charge and give power back.


It’s the End of Google Search As We Know It

Google is rethinking its most iconic and lucrative product by adding new AI features to search. One expert tells WIRED it’s “a change in the world order.”


Astra Is Google's ‘Multimodal’ Answer to the New ChatGPT

Google's new voice-operated AI assistant, called Astra, can make sense of what your phone’s camera sees. It was announced one day after OpenAI revealed a similar vision for ChatGPT.


Generative AI Is Totally Shameless. I Want to Be It

AI has a lot of problems. It helps itself to the work of others, regurgitating what it absorbs in a game of multidimensional Mad Libs and omitting all attribution, resulting in widespread outrage and litigation.


OpenAI's GPT-4o Model Gives ChatGPT a Snappy, Flirty Upgrade

Prepare for ChatGPT to get more emotional. OpenAI demonstrated upgrades that make the chatbot capable of snappier conversations, and showed the AI helper picking up on and expressing emotional cues


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