Raw videos of violent incidents in Texas rekindle debate about graphic images

News organizations have long held back from publishing explicit or violent images of death, which are now rapidly disseminated across social media platforms.

By Marc Fisher and Naomi NixMay 14, 2023

Facebook pivoted to the metaverse. Now it wants to show off its AI.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is juggling his desire to compete in the artificial intelligence arms race with the company’s longstanding big bet on the metaverse.

By Naomi NixMay 14, 2023

Twitter says it will restrict access to some tweets before Turkey’s election

Twitter says it will restrict access to some tweets before Turkey's election. The move comes as the country’s right-wing leader, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, faces a tight contest at the polls on Sunday.

By Perry SteinMay 13, 2023
The Washington Post

Trust linked to porn-friendly bank could gain a stake in Trump’s Truth Social

But neither Trump Media nor the SPAC that has proposed merging with it has revealed that to the SEC or the SPAC's shareholders.

By Drew Harwell, Matt Bernardini and Matei RoscaMay 13, 2023

An influencer’s AI clone will be your girlfriend for $1 a minute

Launched this week, CarynAI is a chat bot leveraging GPT-4 API technology to replicate Caryn Marjorie's voice, mannerisms, and personality.

By Taylor LorenzMay 13, 2023

Why Elon Musk picked Linda Yaccarino to lead Twitter as CEO

Twitter has struggled to generate revenue since Musk took over as CEO, as advertisers have fretted over its sweeping rollbacks of content moderation.

By Faiz Siddiqui, Sarah Ellison and Naomi NixMay 12, 2023

AI is coming to Google, whether you like it or not. Here’s what to watch.

Google's new AI search might be a Band-Aid on a structural problem: The internet is a bad place to get good answers.

By Shira OvideMay 12, 2023

Elon Musk picks NBCU’s Linda Yaccarino as new Twitter CEO

Musk has tapped NBCUniversal ad chief Linda Yaccarino, according to two people familiar with the matter.

By Faiz Siddiqui and Sarah EllisonMay 12, 2023

Who is Linda Yaccarino, Elon Musk’s pick for Twitter CEO?

The NBCUniversal executive is in advanced talks with Musk, who has said he will step down to become executive chair and chief technology officer.

By Kelsey Ables and Sarah EllisonMay 12, 2023

Cybersecurity faces a challenge from artificial intelligence’s rise

The prospect comes as a range of professionals report real progress in security, from slowing ransomware attacks to more timely sharing of information by the U.S. government.

By Joseph MennMay 11, 2023

Is the sun white or yellow? It’s a hot debate, and everyone’s wrong.

A Twitter post left people divided over the sun's color. We asked scientists to weigh in.

By María Luisa PaúlMay 11, 2023

Google is changing the way we search with AI. It could upend the web.

Google executives took the IO stage to tout their AI search tool, saying it will directly generate answers to some queries, a move publishers and bloggers dread.

By Gerrit De VynckMay 10, 2023

Heather Armstrong, who made it okay to say motherhood was hard, dead at 47

Armstrong detailed her struggles with postpartum depression, her conflicted emotions about motherhood, her battles with alcoholism, and her relationship and eventual divorce.

By Taylor LorenzMay 10, 2023

Twitter could delete dormant profiles. Here’s how to save them.

Worried about old tweets from someone who has passed away? Here's how to save copies of them in case they are deleted.

By Heather KellyMay 10, 2023

Google IO 2023: Recap of AI announcements, Pixel Fold, PaLM 2 and more updates

Live coverage of Google I/O keynote speech from CEO Sundar Pichai.

By Washington Post StaffMay 10, 2023

Everything we know about the Pixel Fold, 7a and Google’s new tablet

Google finally built a smartphone that folds in half. But will it -- and the rest of Google's new gadgets -- be worth the wait?

By Chris VelazcoMay 10, 2023
What's NewAnalysis

AI is changing Google search: What the I/O announcement means for you

A guided tour of the new Google Search Generative Experience, or SGE, coming first to people who sign up — and eventually to everyone.

By Geoffrey A. FowlerMay 10, 2023

AI can bring the Notorious B.I.G.’s voice back to life. Should it?

A track generated by artificial intelligence features the voice of Biggie Smalls on “N.Y. State of Mind” by Nas and has drawn raves. But does it violate his legacy?

By Julian MarkMay 10, 2023

A start-up teams with SpaceX to be first to orbit a commercial space station

If the plans come to fruition, it would mark another milestone in the privatization of space.

By Christian DavenportMay 10, 2023