How Did Nuclear Weapons Get on My Reservation?

This podcast is Part 1 of a five-part series. Listen to Part 2 here. The podcast series is a part of “The New Nuclear Age,” a special report on a $1.5-trillion effort to remake the American nuclear arsenal. Air Force Member (tape): Yeah, unfortunately, right now we can’t have anybody on the access road because

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Computers Sculpt Hopping Gelatinous Robots

January 1, 2024 3 min read These bloblike bots have been optimized for speed By Matthew Hutson Most robots are designed by human engineers, who must painstakingly arrange every joint and artificial muscle to make the bot accomplish a specific task. The process is slow and limited by human imagination; having an algorithm do it

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AI Audio Deepfakes Are Quickly Outpacing Detection

Experts have long warned of a future where artificial intelligence makes it impossible to tell digital fact from fiction. Now that future is here. A recent case of a recording that sounds like a high school principal making racist comments shows the risk that widely available generative AI tools can pose and the difficulty of

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