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    • 4.1 • 31 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.

    A Stanford Proposal Over AI's 'Foundations' Ignites Debate

    A Stanford Proposal Over AI's 'Foundations' Ignites Debate

    A research paper that dubs some artificial intelligence models "foundational" is sparking a dispute over the future of the field.

    • 5 min
    Community Pharmacies Stepped Up During Covid—and Changed for Good

    Community Pharmacies Stepped Up During Covid—and Changed for Good

    Pharmacies have long been perceived as commodities. Now, they’re a central tool for removing barriers to health care.

    • 7 min
    In the US, the AI Industry Risks Becoming Winner-Take-Most

    In the US, the AI Industry Risks Becoming Winner-Take-Most

    A new study illustrates just how geographically concentrated AI activity has become.

    • 9 min
    El Salvador’s Bitcoin Gamble Is Off to a Rocky Start

    El Salvador’s Bitcoin Gamble Is Off to a Rocky Start

    Enthusiasm, fear, and light shows usher the country into the age of cryptocurrency.

    • 10 min
    An Explosion in Geofence Warrants Threatens Privacy Across the US

    An Explosion in Geofence Warrants Threatens Privacy Across the US

    New figures from Google show a tenfold increase in the requests from law enforcement, which target anyone who happened to be in a given location at a specified time.

    • 7 min
    The $150 Million Machine Keeping Moore’s Law Alive

    The $150 Million Machine Keeping Moore’s Law Alive

    ASML’s next-generation extreme ultraviolet lithography machines achieve previously unattainable levels of precision, which means chips can keep shrinking for years to come.

    • 11 min

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