Category Archives: Technology

YouTube Blocks Russell Brand From Making Money Through Its Platform

YouTube suspended the comedian and actor Russell Brand on Tuesday from making money from videos posted to the social media platform, three days after British news organizations published an investigation in which several women accused Mr. Brand of sexual assault. The channel is a potentially significant source of income for Mr. Brand, who was earning […]

Google Connects A.I. Chatbot Bard to YouTube, Gmail and More Facts

In March, Google released an artificial intelligence chatbot called Bard. It was Google’s answer to OpenAI’s hugely popular ChatGPT. But Bard used less sophisticated A.I. than ChatGPT. It came across as less capable and less conversational. Within weeks, Google revamped the tool with upgraded technology, but ChatGPT continued to be the chatbot that captured the […]

Strike Is a High-Stakes Gamble for Autoworkers and the Labor Movement

Since the start of the pandemic, labor unions have enjoyed something of a renaissance. They have made inroads into previously nonunion companies like Starbucks and Amazon, and won unusually strong contracts for hundreds of thousands of workers. Last year, public approval for unions reached its highest level since the Lyndon Johnson presidency. What unions haven’t […]

Billions to Connect Everyone to High-Speed Internet Could Still Fall Short

Along the southeastern edge of Oklahoma, where expansive cattle ranches and empty storefronts dot the landscape, the lack of high-speed internet service has become a daily frustration for residents. Wanda Finley, a fourth-grade teacher in Sawyer, Okla., said the satellite service at her home was often too slow to use, and it sometimes went out […]

Franzen, Grisham and Other Prominent Authors Sue OpenAI

A group of prominent novelists, including John Grisham, Jonathan Franzen and Elin Hilderbrand, are joining the legal battle against OpenAI over its chatbot technology, as fears about the encroachment of artificial intelligence on creative industries continue to grow. More than a dozen authors filed a lawsuit against OpenAI on Tuesday, accusing the company, which has […]