AI “agents” could do real work in the real world. That might not be a good thing.

Malorny/Getty Images Why AI agents that could book your vacation or pay your bills are the next frontier in artificial intelligence. ChatGPT and its large language model (LLM) competitors that…

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AI already uses as much energy as a small country. It’s only the beginning.

Paige Vickers/Vox; Getty Images The energy needed to support data storage is expected to double by 2026. You can do something to stop it. In January, the International Energy Agency…

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How AI could explode the economy

Caleb Luke Lin for Vox And how it could fizzle. Artificial intelligence is already making people rich. Jensen Huang, the co-founder and CEO of chip company Nvidia, which controls 80 percent of…

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Why the Pentagon wants to build thousands of easily replaceable, AI-enabled drones

Jared Bartman for Vox Ukraine’s drone innovations have changed how the US is planning for a war with China. It’s hard to overstate the level of hype currently surrounding military…

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This AI says it has feelings. It’s wrong. Right?

Getty Images/Westend61 At what point can we believe that an AI model has reached consciousness? Here’s one fun, if disquieting, question to pose AI language models when they’re released: “Are…

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Why can’t anyone agree on how dangerous AI will be?

Javier Zarracina/Vox Researchers tried to get AI optimists and pessimists on the same page. It didn’t quite work. I’ve written a lot about AI and the debate over whether it…

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How Nvidia beat everyone else in the AI race

Nvidia, founded in California in 1993, originally made chips mainly used for gaming. | Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images The company you might not have heard of is now worth…

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Are we in the middle of an extinction panic?

A Canada goose stands on the snow-covered figure of a Tyrannosaurus Rex at Cologne Zoo in Cologne, Germany in January 2024. | Federico Gambarini/Picture Alliance via Getty Images How doomsday…

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The less-than-magical Willy Wonka event, briefly explained

Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.  | Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images The viral fiasco in Scotland that made kids cry —…

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America’s first moon landing in 50 years, explained

Intuitive Machines employees cheer during a watch party moments after they became the first commercial company to softly land on the moon on February 22, 2024, in Houston. | Raquel…

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