Future of AI and how it will change the world

A pioneering AI expert and a leading writer of speculative fiction join forces to answer an imperative question How will artificial intelligence change our world within twenty years? Kai-Fu Lee, the former president of Google China and bestselling author of AI Superpowers, joins forces with celebrated novelist and sci-fi writer, Chen Qiufan to imagine our…

Insight into the pandemic shutdown

The new virus news emerging from China in December 2018, risk-averse financial markets were alert to its potential for disruption. Yet they could never have predicted the total economic collapse that would follow Covid-19’s wake, as stock markets fell faster and harder than at any time since 1929, currencies across the world plunged, investors panicked…

Space X: Amateur astronauts launch on Inspiration 4 mission

  Mr Issacman ( foreground) yelled “punch it SpaceX” before the launch. Four amateur astronauts have blasted off from Florida on their private mission to orbit. The Inspiration4 crew , comprising of on billionaire and three ordinary citizens rode out of the Kennedy Space Centre in a Dragon capsule provided by Space Z rocket company.…

Sir Clive Sinclair cutting-edge technology inventor dies aged 81

Sir Clive Sinclair cutting-edge technology inventor  and pioneer of home computing dies aged 81 ion London. His calculator Sinclair Executive won Design Council awards and was put on show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His innovative quartz watch, a sleek black affair, never worked properly and customers returned them in thousands.…

“Am I Not a Man and a Brother”? Josiah Wedgwood – the Radical Potter

Josiah Wedgwood, the greatest English potter who ever lived, epitomised the best of his age, from his kilns and workshops  in Stoke-on-Trent, which revolutionised the production of ceramics in Georgian Britain by marrying technology with design, manufacturing and efficiency and retail flair. He was responsible for transforming the luxury markets not only of London, Liverpool,…

Keep Buggering on

Winston Churchill’s slogan “Keep Buggering On” became a national catchphrase during the Second World War. Duncan Weldon from The Economist highlights key themes from his brisk history of Britain’s economy since the industrial revolution, taking in everything from the South Sea Bubble to the impact of the financial crisis. According to Weldon the same issues…

Collective style of play

Baraca is simply one of the most influential organisations on the planet  which is also the world’s most popular sports club, with over 250 million followers on social media and 4 million visitors to the Camp Nou Stadium each year, it is more than a club. In the past three decades, Barcelona has transformed from…

Who is taming the tech companies

Investment banker and professor Jonathan Knee argues the truth, about the secrets to the success of the biggest tech companies: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google, and illustrates the nuances and complexities posed by their emergence, and explains a disparate portfolio of structural advantages buttressed by shrewd acquisitions, strong management, tax regulation and often encouraging…

Wing walker and pilot escape with minor injuries after plane crash

https://youtu.be/PRtSGb-17O4 A wing walker and a pilot screamed for help as they were rescued from a plane that crashed into the sea during Bournemouth Air Festival. The young female acrobat was still strapped onto the top of the plane when it crash-landed into harbour and flipped upside down.  In about a minute the pair managed…