Lauren Goode, Wired
Wired Senior writer Lauren Goode called off her wedding in 2019, but the algorithms that power apps like Facebook, Pinterest, and Timehop are still serving wedding-related material. Goode tells her story, a story we can all relate to in one form or another, reminding us that even the photo apps on our phones use memories “to boost engagement and make money with nostalgia. “. And they don’t care whether that memory is happy or painful.
Ryan Mac, Caroline Haskins, Brianna Sacks, Logan McDonald; BuzzFeed
In a survey on the use of Clearview AI, Buzzfeed found that more than 1,800 state-funded agencies and more than 7,000 people have used facial recognition technology “with little or no public oversight.” These entities include law enforcement, ICE, attorneys general, public schools and more.
Gina Kolata, The New York Times
Meet the scientist who has dedicated her life to mRNA research. After decades of struggling to get her work noticed, she ended up playing a major role in the development of Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. Kariko’s research also has the potential to create breakthrough treatments for HIV and malaria.