Category: Business

September 30, 2020

These Robots Use AI to Learn How to Clean Your House

At Toyota, researchers are experimenting with prototypes that swoop from the ceiling to take care of chores with the help of machine learning.

by Will Knight in Business
September 29, 2020

The National Guard’s Fire-Mapping Drones Get an AI Upgrade

Algorithms that quickly track the movement of wildfires could help firefighters‚ but the tech could also be put to non-humanitarian use.

by Tom Simonite in Business
September 28, 2020

Get WIRED: Nextdoor’s CEO on Curtailing Racial Profiling

On this week’s podcast, Sarah Friar talks to us about how the hyperlocal social network is getting people to slow down and think about what they’re posting.

by Lauren Goode in Business
September 26, 2020

Activists at Amazon Say Its Climate Efforts Still Fall Short

One year after organizing a walkout, employees are calling for a more ambitious environmental agenda.

by Louise Matsakis in Business
September 25, 2020

The Business of the Internet Is Stuck in Trump’s Swamp

Plus: Silicon Valley’s reaction to Snowden, journalists’ relationships with their subjects, and an unpleasant surprise for hikers.

by Steven Levy in Business
September 24, 2020

Alexa Now Has Its Own Questions for You

A new feature from Amazon allows the intelligent assistant to ask users to clarify requests, such as “Dim the lights.”

by Will Knight in Business
September 24, 2020

Go Ahead, Try to Sneak Bad Words Past AI Filters—for Research

A new Facebook project pits humans against algorithms, to expose the systems’ weaknesses and help make them better.

by Tom Simonite in Business
September 24, 2020

Lawmakers Demand Scrutiny of Racial Bias in Health Algorithms

Four congressmembers say formulas that include race as a factor can hurt Black Americans’ access to care.

by Tom Simonite in Business
September 24, 2020

WIRED25 Day 2: How to Build a More Resilient World

Guests like Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar, hacker Matt Mitchell, and journalist Maria Ressa talk about shifting power dynamics—and changing who’s in control.

by Graham Hacia in Business
September 24, 2020

California Plans to Ban Sales of Gas-Powered Cars by 2035

Governor Gavin Newsom outlines an ambitious plan for the nation’s largest state to rely exclusively on electric-powered passenger cars and trucks.

by Aarian Marshall in Business