As part of an occasional series on AI, Victor Hill considers some new thinking on how machines might one day be made “to think”.
With nearly one million deaths worldwide from Covid-19, who will get the vaccine first? Will it work? And there is a dangerous trade-off between speed and safety, writes Victor Hill.
How will the government manage the colossal deficit resulting from the coronavirus pandemic? And if taxes must rise in the UK, where will they fall? Victor Hill investigates.
At a global level, the coronavirus pandemic is not only still with us but is intensifying. There are still major questions around the disease with which we are slowly learning to live, writes Victor Hill.
Remember the World Wide Web? It’s over. The global internet is fracturing along the major geopolitical fault lines, writes Victor Hill.
Victor Hill considers why is the Johnson government finding it so difficult to articulate what Global Britain will look like, post-Brexit?
TikTok is a Chinese-controlled internet portal where youngsters all over the world share hilarious videos of pets. Yet Mr Trump is determined either to supress it or bring it under US control.
The UK economy contracted by over 20 percent in Q2. Yet retail sales are on the up and the UK economy is actually growing again. Victor Hill finds reasons for cautious optimism.
Elon Musk has had a good pandemic. But is Mr Musk, like Icarus, flying too close to the sun? Victor Hill inquires.
The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has been the catalyst for a dramatic deterioration in relations between China and the USA and its allies – including Britain. This would have happened anyway; but history is speeding up, writes Victor Hill.