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    • 4.3 • 27 Ratings

Narrators read our favorite written stories. You can listen to them anywhere, including on your smart speaker. Play for audio versions of WIRED's Business stories, including the latest on blockchain, crypto, startups, telecoms, national affairs, and tech culture.

    As the Use of AI Spreads, Congress Looks to Rein It In

    As the Use of AI Spreads, Congress Looks to Rein It In

    The White House, lawmakers from both parties, and federal agencies are all working on bills or projects to constrain potential downsides of the tech.

    • 7 min
    Who’s Winning the War Between Biden and Facebook? Fox News

    Who’s Winning the War Between Biden and Facebook? Fox News

    Misinformation on the cable channel may be responsible for more vaccine hesitancy than the social network. 

    • 9 min
    The Pentagon Is Bolstering Its AI Systems—by Hacking Itself

    The Pentagon Is Bolstering Its AI Systems—by Hacking Itself

    A new “red team” will try to anticipate and thwart attacks on machine learning programs.

    • 7 min
    Why Not Use Self-Driving Cars as Supercomputers?

    Why Not Use Self-Driving Cars as Supercomputers?

    Autonomous vehicles use the equivalent of 200 laptops to get around. Some want to tap that computing power to decode viruses or mine bitcoin.

    • 7 min
    No, Facebook and Google Are Not Public Utilities

    No, Facebook and Google Are Not Public Utilities

    It’s time to retire one of the most half-baked ideas for regulating Big Tech. 

    • 8 min
    As Travel Rebounds, Airlines Are Figuring It Out on the Fly

    As Travel Rebounds, Airlines Are Figuring It Out on the Fly

    Businesses destinations are out, tourist spots are in. The old rules governing fares and flight schedules have been thrown out the window.

    • 6 min

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27 Ratings

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The Pronunciation Glitches of an AI

The content is well-written.

The male news reader’s tortured diction and comical mispronunciation of nearly every proper noun are that of either an AI with a paltry learning dataset or a well-intentioned human who was never read-to as a child and who’s found a way to avoid consuming any audio or video news.

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