More Content Moderation Is Not Always Better

More Content Moderation Is Not Always Better

As companies develop ever more types of technology to find and remove content in different ways, there becomes an expectation they should use it. Can moderate implies ought to moderate. After all, once a tool has been put into use, it’s hard to put it back in the box....
I’m a Cicada. You’re a Horny Human. We Are Not the Same

I’m a Cicada. You’re a Horny Human. We Are Not the Same

Editor’s note: In the eastern United States, trillions of Brood X cicadas are emerging from the ground, just as millions of Americans are emerging from their homes and enjoying eased Covid-19 restrictions. Many humans delight in this parallel. WIRED commissioned one...
Dumbed Down AI Rhetoric Harms Everyone

Dumbed Down AI Rhetoric Harms Everyone

When the European Union Commission released its regulatory proposal on artificial intelligence last month, much of the US policy community celebrated. Their praise was at least partly grounded in truth: The world’s most powerful democratic states haven’t sufficiently...
VR Trainings Are Not Going to Fix Corporate Racism

VR Trainings Are Not Going to Fix Corporate Racism

In 2017, while working at a well-known media company, I took a vacation to my home country, Nigeria. When I left, my hair was permed-sleek and straight. When I came back, I had long braids. “Oh my god, I love that!” one white woman said to me in the pantry, while...
STEM’s Racial Reckoning Just Entered Its Most Crucial Phase

STEM’s Racial Reckoning Just Entered Its Most Crucial Phase

Make no mistake—the resources phase is critical. When allocated correctly, resources (especially financial) provide the infrastructure necessary to address long-standing problems. That is, resources aren’t supposed to be the end of the conversation, but the beginning....
In Apple’s War On Developers, Users Are the Biggest Losers

In Apple’s War On Developers, Users Are the Biggest Losers

Apple and Google representatives recently found themselves in front of a Senate antitrust hearing about their app store practices. Apple in particular came under fire, because it has turned on the developers that made the platform so valuable, and consumers are paying...