Gerrit De Vynck

San Francisco

Tech reporter covering Google, algorithms and artificial intelligence

Education: Carleton University, BA in Journalism and Global Politics

Gerrit De Vynck is a tech reporter for The Washington Post. He writes about Google, artificial intelligence and the algorithms that increasingly shape society. He previously covered tech for seven years at Bloomberg News.
Latest from Gerrit De Vynck

Elon Musk talks xAI, AI superintelligence, aliens and more on Twitter

Elon Musk unveiled a team of 11 employees, drawn from OpenAI, DeepMind and the University of Toronto, a center of academic AI research, to form xAI.

July 12, 2023

ChatGPT loses users for first time, shaking faith in AI revolution

OpenAI's chatbot has been heralded as spurring a revolution in the tech world. But its spectacular growth has suddenly slowed down.

July 7, 2023

ChatGPT maker OpenAI faces a lawsuit over how it used people’s data

A California law firm is suing OpenAI for violating the privacy and property rights of countless people when it used their internet data to train its AI tech.

June 28, 2023

Meta says it will block news from Facebook, Instagram in Canada

The announcement follows the passage of legislation Thursday requiring social media platforms to pay news organizations for their content.

June 22, 2023

Biden meets with tech company critics on AI

President Biden held a roundtable discussion on AI with a group of civil society leaders who have been critical of how Big Tech is pushing the technology.

June 20, 2023

The largest U.S. newspaper chain sues Google over its advertising dominance

Gannett has filed a lawsuit against Google, saying the company has violated antitrust and consumer protection laws.

June 20, 2023

They helped train Google’s AI. Then they got fired after speaking out.

Google leaned on its army of contractors to help train AI. After some raised concerns about their work, they were fired by Appen, the company that employs them.

June 14, 2023

From airlines to Hollywood, workers are fighting to keep AI at bay

Labor unions are organizing to protect their workers from being replaced by technology.

June 8, 2023

To fill offices, Google issues ultimatum while Salesforce tries charity

Google is cracking down on remote work, while Salesforce is donating to charity for every day workers come in from June 12 to 23.

June 7, 2023

The tech industry was deflating. Then came ChatGPT.

In 2022, stock prices fell off a cliff, thousands of tech workers lost their jobs and a recession seemed just around the corner. Now the gloom is gone. Thank AI.

June 4, 2023