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

A Belgian port seized tons of cocaine. Criminals tried to take it back.

Belgian customs officers seized three times as much cocaine in the port of Antwerp last year as U.S. customs and border officials seized in all of the United States.

January 20, 2024

Winter in Belgium: Fries, beer … and elite cyclists racing in the mud

A combination of mountain biking and obstacle course running, cyclocross ‘doesn’t make a lot of sense.’

January 16, 2024

OpenAI won’t let politicians use its tech for campaigning, for now

OpenAI laid outs its elections policies Monday as politicians and activists raise concerns about AI-generated misinformation.

January 15, 2024

AI fears creep into finance, business and law

Silicon Valley figures have long warned about the dangers of artificial intelligence. Now their anxiety has migrated to other halls of power: the legal system, global gatherings of business leaders and top Wall Street regulators.

January 13, 2024

Duolingo cuts workers as it relies more on AI

Former contract workers at the language app say they were cut as the company uses more AI tools to create lessons.

January 11, 2024

SEC makes it easier to trade bitcoin in landmark decision

The securities regulator will allow ETFs that own bitcoin to be bought and sold like mutual funds or company shares.

January 11, 2024

Big Tech not done with layoffs as Google, Amazon announce cuts in 2024

Google layoffs hit its hardware division, which included Fitbit, the activity tracker company Google bought in 2019

January 11, 2024

What happened on the Alaska Airlines flight after the door plug blew out?

A rapid depressurization occurred inside the cabin of an Alaska Airlines flight this weekend after a door plug flew off.

January 9, 2024

Tesla strike in Sweden is biggest test yet of Elon Musk’s anti-union stance

Tens of thousands of workers in Northern Europe are supporting Swedish technicians in the largest coordinated labor action against Tesla since its founding.

December 29, 2023

New York Times sues OpenAI, Microsoft for using articles to train AI

The New York Times joins a growing group of creators pushing back against tech companies’ use of their output to train AI without paying for that output.

December 28, 2023