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Will AI and Blockchain Be Game-Changers?
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Will AI and Blockchain Be Game-Changers?

This week saw another major achievement by Google's Deep Mind, when it showed that a neural network could learn to play Go in just three days, without even looking...

Facebook Fake News Row: Mark Zuckerberg Is a Politician Now
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Facebook Fake News Row: Mark Zuckerberg Is a Politician Now

I've long suspected that Mark Zuckerberg, who often refers to himself as the "leader" of Facebook, has dreams of high office.

Maths Becomes Biology's Magic Number
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Maths Becomes Biology's Magic Number

"If you want a career in medicine these days you're better off studying mathematics or computing than biology."

Brynjolfsson and Mcafee: The Jobs that AI Can't Replace
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Brynjolfsson and Mcafee: The Jobs that AI Can't Replace

At the heart of capitalism is the concept of creative destruction.

Making AI Work in the Real World
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Making AI Work in the Real World

Until recently, AI seemed firmly stuck in the realm of science fiction.

North Korea: Surfing the Net in the World's Most Isolated Nation
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North Korea: Surfing the Net in the World's Most Isolated Nation

What's the point of a computer in a hermit country sealed off from the internet?

Can Virtual Reality Make You a Better Person?
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Can Virtual Reality Make You a Better Person?

"This is already so real, I don’t know if I even want to do this anymore," I say out loud.

Want to Learn Quicker? Use Your Body
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Want to Learn Quicker? Use Your Body

Ever got to grips with a problem? Picked up a new skill? Grasped a difficult concept? The language of learning is full of references to parts of the body outside...

Computer Code Frees US to Think in New Ways
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Computer Code Frees US to Think in New Ways

At the start of 2012, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York tweeted: "My New Year's resolution is to learn to code with Codecademy."

Can Schools Survive in the Age of the Web?
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Can Schools Survive in the Age of the Web?

If you fancy a top-class education but can't afford the fee or the time, there is now an alternative.

Alan Turing: Why the Tech World's Hero Should Be a Household Name
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Alan Turing: Why the Tech World's Hero Should Be a Household Name

I've worked in computing, and more specifically computer networking, nearly all my life. It's an industry in a constant state of innovation, always pushing beyond...

The Disruptive Future of Printing
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The Disruptive Future of Printing

Imagine a school where a student could sketch out an idea for a new design of bicycle and not only draw it in 3D using a computer-aided design package but actually...
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