Can A.I. Treat Mental Illness?
New computer systems aim to peer inside our heads—and to help us fix what they find there.
February 27, 2023
Yam Karkai’s Illustrations Made Her an N.F.T. Sensation. Now What?
World of Women confronts the limits of selling cartoon avatars on the blockchain after the crypto bubble burst.
November 28, 2022
Is Selling Shares in Yourself the Way of the Future?
Two tech-minded brothers are testing the market on themselves.
July 25, 2022
Will Holograms Solve the Social-Distancing Dilemma?
Once a means of reanimating dead people such as Kim Kardashian’s dad and Billie Holiday, the “telepresence” industry can beam Sean Combs—and you—around the world.
August 23, 2021
The Seas Are Rising. Could Oysters Help?
How a landscape architect is enlisting nature to defend our coastal cities against climate change—and doing it on the cheap.
August 2, 2021
What Robots Can—and Can’t—Do for the Old and Lonely
For elderly Americans, social isolation is especially perilous. Will machine companions fill the void?
May 24, 2021
What if You Could Outsource Your To-Do List?
Virtual assistants are one click—but often one continent—away. A new industry for bringing order to our work lives could shift the order of our workforce.
November 30, 2020
Embracing the Chaotic Side of Zoom
In a time of social distancing, our background noises, bathrobes, and other bloopers can be unexpected sources of connection.
April 20, 2020
Are Your Pants Vibrating, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?
A new line of high-tech yoga leggings buzz in targeted spots, to indicate where the body is out of alignment. Will they collect personal data as well?
January 20, 2020
How New Jersey’s Twitter Found Its “Big State Energy”
The @NJGov account turns Garden State trivia into fire tweets with a mix of millennial nostalgia and Gen Z slang.
January 13, 2020