The head of Microsoft’s research division has dismissed fears that artificial intelligence could pose a threat to the survival of the human race. Image: Getty

The head of Microsoft’s research division has dismissed fears that artificial intelligence could pose a threat to the survival of the human race.Eric (...)

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Hollywood actors including Justin Timberlake, Sean Penn, Ashton Kutcher and Bradley Cooper have coined their own parallel hashtag reminding fans that #RealMenDontBuyGirls. Photograph: The Demi and Ashton Foundation 
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Films such as The Social Network indicate that depicting singularly driven and complex geeks like Mark Zuckerberg and their worlds are no longer of interest just to the tech fans eager for documentaries, but to a mass public.

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 Yahoo! has bought an app from teenager Nick D'Aloisio   in a deal believed to be worth tens of millions of pounds. Photograph: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire

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