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    • 4.4 • 26 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.

    Inside Silicon Valley’s Mayo Marketing Madness

    Inside Silicon Valley’s Mayo Marketing Madness

    The war on eggs started back in the ’70s, not with the company formerly known as Hampton Creek, but with a little cafe-grocery store in Los Angeles.

    • 10 min
    AI Can Write Disinformation Now—and Dupe Human Readers

    AI Can Write Disinformation Now—and Dupe Human Readers

    Georgetown researchers used text generator GPT-3 to write misleading tweets about climate change and foreign affairs. People found the posts persuasive.

    • 5 min
    Uber’s Union Deal in the UK Doesn’t Mean Its Battles Are Over

    Uber’s Union Deal in the UK Doesn’t Mean Its Battles Are Over

    The company's first-ever union agreement could distract from more changes that need to happen, both within the gig economy and governments. 

    • 8 min
    AI Could Soon Write Code Based on Ordinary Language

    AI Could Soon Write Code Based on Ordinary Language

    Microsoft reveals plans to bring GPT-3, best known for generating text, to programming. “The code writes itself,” CEO Satya Nadella says. 

    • 6 min
    When Driving Is (Partially) Automated, People Drive More

    When Driving Is (Partially) Automated, People Drive More

    A study finds that users of advanced driver-assistance systems drive 4,888 more miles per year than similar drivers without the feature. 

    • 5 min
    Meet Your Next Angel Investor. They're 19

    Meet Your Next Angel Investor. They're 19

    It’s never been easier to invest in startups, and Gen Z is taking full advantage.

    • 8 min

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4.4 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 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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