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Dawn of the techlash

February 21st, 2018 at 11:43 am » Comments Off

Once seen as saviours of democracy, tech giants are now viewed as threats to truth. But how did our faith in all things digital turn into an erosion of trust, particularly in the arena of information and politics? Mark Zuckerberg: ‘Facebook was built to accomplish a social mission – to make the world more open […]

Where are the startups? Loss of dynamism is impeding growth

February 20th, 2018 at 4:03 am » Comments Off

A solar panel factory in Hillsboro, Ore. A decline in business formation has contributed to a flattening of the labor supply. Can the market economy still deliver prosperity?

8 incredible innovations helping homeless people around the world

February 18th, 2018 at 8:22 am » Comments Off

Homelessness is widespread and hard to solve, affecting more than 560,000 people in the U.S. and hundreds of millions around the world.

Robots are coming for financial services jobs first

February 13th, 2018 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

  City jobs will be lost to automation earlier than those in the wider job market, new research reveals. The first wave of automation arriving in the next two to three years will hit financial and professional services hardest compared to other industries, according to the analysis of more than 200,000 jobs across 26 counties […]

Keeping robots friendly: Meet the woman teaching AI about human values

February 11th, 2018 at 1:39 am » Comments Off

Anca Dragan has a cool name, an impressive CV and an important job. While many roboticists focus on making AI better, faster and smarter, Dragan is also concerned about robot quality control. In anticipation of robots moving into every area of our lives, she wants to ensure our interactions with robots are positive ones. The […]

‘Migrants are more profitable than drugs’: how the mafia infiltrated Italy’s asylum system

February 7th, 2018 at 9:20 am » Comments Off

Crime families have cashed in on the ‘refugee industry’.

Where are India’s millions of missing girls?

January 31st, 2018 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

India’s 2011 census shows a serious decline in the number of girls under the age of seven – activists fear eight million female foetuses may have been aborted in the past decade. The BBC’s Geeta Pandey in Delhi explores what has led to this crisis.

Hong Kong is so expensive that architects are building 100-square-foot ‘tube homes’ made from concrete water pipes

January 26th, 2018 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

For the past seven years, Hong Kong has held the title of the world’s priciest city for homebuyers, according to the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.

China builds ‘world’s biggest air purifier’ (and it seems to be working)

January 23rd, 2018 at 9:31 am » Comments Off

A 100-metre high air purification tower in Xian in Shaanxi province has helped reduce smog levels in the city, preliminary results suggest.

82 percent of the wealth generated last year went to the one percent of the global population

January 22nd, 2018 at 10:56 am » Comments Off

LONDON) – Four out of every five dollars of wealth generated in 2017 ended up in the pockets of the richest one percent, while the poorest half of humanity got nothing, a report published by Oxfam found on Monday.

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