How Building ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Levels Is Pushing the Boundaries of AI

AI researcher and YouTuber Tommy Thompson lays out the latest AI research using 'Super Mario Bros.' in a new video.
Matthew Gault
3 days ago

Watching This YouTuber Restore Antiques Is Incredibly Satisfying

“I suffer from anxiety and have recently started watching your videos to relax. Its calming. Thank you,” one commenter wrote on YouTuber My Mechanics' video.
Rob Dozier
4 days ago

A Popular YouTuber Read the Christchurch ‘Manifesto’ to Half a Million Subscribers

YouTube left the video online for over two days, allowing it to generate tens of thousands of views and spread to other channels.
Joseph Cox
Games News

YouTube Has Demonetized One of GamerGate's Biggest Voices

Carl "Sargon of Akkad" Benjamin formally entered European politics recently, and it's already dealing out consequences.
Patrick Klepek

Chef John's Soothing Cooking Show Is My Refuge When Life Gets Chaotic

His voice—which I've fallen asleep to countless times—has a pleasant sing-song quality; he chirps like a friendly bird perched on your windowsill.
Elisabeth Sherman
screen time

WHO Says the Problem With Child Screen Time Isn't the Screens, It's Being Sedentary

The new World Health Organization guidelines for children under five recommend limiting screen time—only if it means kids are sedentary for more than an hour.
Caroline Haskins

This YouTuber Built a Working PC Out of Pasta

“This has been a very long project that I’m mildly proud of,” said Micah Laplante.
Rob Dozier

YouTube’s Bad Anti-Conspiracy Algorithm Links Notre Dame Fire to 9/11 Attacks

The "information panel" feature, which is supposed to defend against fake news spread, promoted a link to terror attacks.
Samantha Cole
Video Games

Facebook and YouTube Clamped Down on a Game About Selling Weed

The makers of 'Weedcraft Inc.,' a game about selling weed in the age of legalization, couldn't buy ads on Facebook, and YouTube videos featuring the game were demonetized.
Matthew Gault

YouTube Gives a New Home to Racist Views on IQ

The topic of IQ has been making a resurgence on YouTube not only as a good way to measure intelligence, but as a tool that can be used to promote scientific racism.
Caroline Haskins
informed consent

Senators Introduce Bill That Would Ban Websites From Using Manipulative Consent Forms

Platforms have a problem with informed consent. A new Senate bill might change that.
Caroline Haskins

YouTube Livestream of Congressional Hearing About ‘Rise of White Nationalism’ Is Filled With White Nationalism

The live comment section of the YouTube live stream of the House Judiciary hearing on hate crimes and white nationalism was filled with hateful trolls.
Caroline Haskins