Author: Will Knight

November 26, 2021

Robots Won’t Close the Warehouse Worker Gap Anytime Soon

Even Amazon’s new AI-powered machines aren’t nearly capable enough to handle the most important fulfillment tasks.


by Will Knight in AI
November 12, 2021

Why the Chip Shortage Drags On and On … and On

Demand is still surging, but it takes time to build new factories. And a history of highs and lows may deter some investors.


by Will Knight in Business
November 3, 2021

Even as China Cracks Down on Tech, AI Companies Plan IPOs

SenseTime and Megvii both include facial recognition technology among their offerings and do a lot of business with government agencies.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
October 28, 2021

This Program Can Give AI a Sense of Ethics—Sometimes

Researchers trained an algorithm to answer questions about human values. Some of the responses are troubling.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
October 19, 2021

The New MacBook Pro Chips Flex the Power of Custom Silicon

The new M1 Pro and M1 Max better integrate the computers’ hardware with their software—much like the iPhone.


by Will Knight in Business
October 14, 2021

LinkedIn's Exit From China Cuts Another East-West Bridge

The Microsoft subsidiary had agreed in 2014 to censor content in China, but that apparently wasn’t enough for tougher government regulators.


by Will Knight in Business
October 14, 2021

AI’s Smarts Now Come With a Big Price Tag

As language models get more complex, they also get more expensive to create and run. Some companies are locked out.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
October 8, 2021

These Virtual Obstacle Courses Help Real Robots Learn to Walk

Researchers used specialized chips and simulation software to teach a four-legged robot to navigate stairs and blocks.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
October 4, 2021

Clearview AI Has New Tools to Identify You in Photos

In an interview with WIRED, CEO Hoan Ton-That said the company has scraped 10 billion photos from the web—and developed new ways to aid police surveillance.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
September 20, 2021

AI Can Write Code Like Humans—Bugs and All

New tools that help developers write software also generate similar mistakes.


by Will Knight in AI Hub