Ananya is a freelance science writer, journalist and translator, with ​a ​research background in robotics. She covers all things algorithms, robots, animals, oceans, ​​urban and the people involved in these fields. Her interest in the storytelling power of audio has led her to work with podcasts too​.

All Stories by Ananya

  1. Artificial Intelligence

    AI’s understanding and reasoning skills can’t be assessed by current tests

    Assessing whether large language models — including the one that powers ChatGPT — have humanlike cognitive abilities will require better tests.

  2. Artificial Intelligence

    Generative AI grabbed headlines this year. Here’s why and what’s next

    Prominent artificial intelligence researcher Melanie Mitchell explains why generative AI matters and looks ahead to the technology’s future.

  3. Tech

    This robot automatically tucks its limbs to squeeze through spaces

    Inspired by ants, a robot with telescoping legs can crawl under low ceilings, climb over steps and move on grass, loose rock and mulch.

  4. Life

    Here’s what triggers giant honeybees to do the wave

    A new study is revealing details about what sets off a defensive behavior in open-nesting bees known as shimmering.