If you want to make an AI model, it helps to have $100m. That risks putting our AI future in the few hands of companies able to pay. Can a games company find a way to put AI in the hands of anyone?
Despite being one of the world's most popular cities, New Orleans still feels like it's fallen behind after Hurricane Katrina. Michael Stahl explores how a local movement is looking to put their city on the map for its tech, not just its culture.
There are two camps of virtual fashion: the fantastical, physics-defying pieces that can only exist online, and the digital twins of real apparel that resemble items you expect to see in a shop. Which will emerge as the defining trend of digital fashion?
Amidst rising sea levels, the island nation of Tuvalu is exploring digitising itself in the metaverse. Clovis McEvoy writes that it is one of many extended reality experiments that show how the future of the internet lies in connection and collaboration.
Beneath the undercurrents of crypto culture lies a foundation of social and technological subversion. Above it is a countercultural movement that traces back to the punks and hippies of the 20th century.
At the height of Henry Ford’s influence, the industrialist used the media, exhibitions, and became the world’s largest film distributor to mold the United States into a car-loving country. Influential figures shaped societies long before Ford, but as the latest generation of elites moves to shape today’s cutting-edge tech, a new movement seeks to put everyday people back in the driving seat.
When will digital ownership go mainstream? What are the cultural vehicles that can make this possible? Where are the roadblocks? Ben Roy makes it his business to consider such questions, and he sat down with Leo Nasskau to offer some answers. Clovis McEvoy tells the story.