Category Archives: Technology

Watermarking AI text, and freezing eggs

That’s why the team behind a new decision-making tool hope it will help to clear up some of the misconceptions around the procedure—and give would-be parents a much-needed insight into its real costs, benefits, and potential pitfalls. Read the full story. —Jessica Hamzelou This story is from The Checkup, MIT Technology Review’s weekly newsletter giving […]

A watermark for chatbots can spot text written by an AI

For example, since OpenAI’s chatbot ChatGPT was launched in November, students have already started cheating by using it to write essays for them. News website CNET has used ChatGPT to write articles, only to have to issue corrections amid accusations of plagiarism. Building the watermarking approach into such systems before they’re released could help address […]

Top 9 Ways to Fix Black Screen Issues on Android Phones

Without warning, your Android phone screen goes black. There’s no lock screen, it won’t respond to your touch, and even plugging in the charger doesn’t seem to revive it! You’ve encountered the dreaded Android Black Screen of Death problem. Before you buy an Apple iPhone instead, let’s see if we can’t bring your phone back […]

ChatGPT workout plans, and cleaning up aviation

When I opened the email telling me I’d been accepted to run the London Marathon, I felt elated. And then terrified. Barely six months on from my last marathon, I knew how dedicated I’d have to be to keep running day after day, week after week, month after month, through rain, cold, tiredness, grumpiness, and […]

A brain implant breakthrough, and China tech reflections

The news: Eight years ago, a patient lost her power of speech because of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, which causes progressive paralysis. Now, after volunteering to receive a brain implant, the woman has been able to rapidly communicate phrases at a rate approaching normal speech. Why it matters: Even in an era of keyboards, […]

An ALS patient set a record communicating through a brain implant: 62 words per minute

In the new research, the Stanford team wanted to know if neurons in the motor cortex contained useful information about speech movements, too. That is, could they detect how “subject T12” was trying to move her mouth, tongue, and vocal cords as she attempted to talk? These are small, subtle movements, and according to Sabes, […]