2023 has been a year defined by artificial intelligence innovation, with OpenAI at the helm. An AI apocalypse didn’t collapse society into chaos, but everyone in Silicon Valley did try to add some sort of AI tool into their software, and it sure felt pretty chaotic.
Keeping that in mind, AI isn’t the only important narrative worth remembering in 2023. Researchers considered new plans for preserving our microbial diversity. Pollution and climate change continued to ransack the Earth’s environment. Billionaires grew more obsessed with social media and copying each other’s platforms. (Not like they have anything better to do!)
This 12-question quiz isn’t all-inclusive, but it does highlight some of the most read articles on WIRED’s website in 2023. After you’re finished testing your WIRED knowledge, scroll down to check out the list of articles below the quiz and keep learning even more.
For further reading, here’s every article referenced in our quiz:
Question 1: A Mass Extinction Is Taking Place in the Human Gut
Question 2: A New Drug Switched Off My Appetite. What’s Left?
Question 3: In Sudden Alarm, Tech Doyens Call for a Pause on ChatGPT
Question 4: Can Burning Man Pull Out of Its Climate Death Spiral?
Question 5: HBO Max, Netflix, Disney+, and the Day Streaming Died
Question 6: They Plugged GPT-4 Into Minecraft—and Unearthed New Potential for AI
Question 7: How Threads Could Kill Twitter
Question 8: The Snow Crab Vanishes
Question 9: This Is the True Scale of New York’s Airbnb Apocalypse
Question 10: Sam Bankman-Fried Has Been Found Guilty of Fraud
Question 11: Humane’s Ai Pin is a $700 Smartphone Alternative You Wear All Day
Question 12: OpenAI Staff Threaten to Quit Unless Board Resigns