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EDITOR’S ESSAY • Every nation has AI ambitions, but governments across the world must push for responsible, multilateral development
CAN BATTLEFIELD AI EVER REALLY BE ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS? • Helsing AI is building an operating system for warfare that eschews automation and keeps human decision-making at its heart. The experts, though, are yet to be convinced
UBER IS FINALLY GETTING THERE • Dara Khosrowshahi’s tenure as Uber’s CEO has seen him tame a beastly work culture and succeed in making the on-demand giant profitable. Now he’s expanding into trucks and boats—but he still sees Uber as a fixer-upper
WOMEN’S SAFETY AS A FEATURE, NOT A BUG • Smartphones and sensors designed to make our lives easier have a secret dark side—they’re often exploited by domestic abusers. At Refuge, a team of experts helps women to escape, secure their devices, and stay safe
POWERING UP UKRAINE • As the war in Ukraine enters another winter, energy workers face a race against time to repair burned-out transformers and Russian-shell-damaged substations
DELIVERY BY REMOTE CONTROL • Self-driving cars are still a bust. But teledriving can put a human behind the wheel, anywhere
THE HARD SCIENCE BEHIND GREENER SOFT FURNISHINGS • Petrochemical upholstery foams create 105 million tons of CO2 every year—but a bio-based alternative made from seaweed could cushion that environmental impact
WHY MUSIC NEEDS TO BE STAGED FOR SOCIAL PLATFORMS • Live gigs are as much about the Instagram Moment as they are entertaining attendees in the actual moment—and one London-based firm is responsible for more than most
PAUSE Al The Protester
OSKARINA FUENTES The Data Labeler
BRANDO BENIFEI The Regulator
LILA IBRAHIM The Steward
Catch TO CATCH A BOT • IA BATTLE IS RAGING BETWEEN TOOLS DESINGNED TO IDENTIFY Al-GENERATED TEXT AND THOSE DESIGNED TO EVADE DETECTION.
BLIND SPOT • WITH THE WORLD ON THE BRINK OF A MYOPIA EPIDEMIC, TAIWAN OFFERS A WARNING, AND A CURE.
C.S.I. SAVANNA • The illegal poaching of wild animals—many endangered—is worth $23 billion annually. Yet prosecuting poachers relies on hard-to-obtain evidence that has to hold up in court. So, one man started a safari crime-scene school
DELIVERING A PORTRAIT
FIRST, CARROTS SAW IN THE DARK. • THE ASSIGNMENT: IN SIX WORDS, WRITE A STORY ABOUT THE FUTURE OF VEGETABLES.
HERMÈS H08 MONOPUSHER CHRONOGRAPH
King of the castle • After years of sharing an HQ with sister brand Rolex, Tudor has finally got its own house
THE BIG BLUE
The big impact of microbrands • Accessible, ultra-stylish, and great value, these tiny marques are taking giant strides.
Two careful owners • Pre-owned watches are a market worth billions—and Subdial is connecting collectors with sellers.
BRIGHT IDEAS • Dazzling tones abound as watchmakers of all stripes discover their playful side
A SPORTING REVIVAL
Altered carbon • A venerable Swiss brand and an audacious additive manufacturer have collaborated to produce a composite watch like no other
FLIGHTS OF FANCY • Pilot watches are taking functionality and style to new heights with fresh takes on a retro concept
GUTS AND GLORY • Demand for skeleton dials means watch brands are going all-in on...