China may soon lead the world in applying AI in many fields. Chinese apps, devices and robots that embody these principles are increasingly being used around the world.

Computer algorithms encoded with human values will increasingly determine the jobs we land, the romantic matches we make, the bank loans we receive an(...)

Birr Castle: A decade later and I-Lofar is up and running now for almost one entire earth year, testament to the unwavering determination its supporters.  Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

We can’t keep dragging up the late, Irish laureate Ernest Walton’s name every time Ireland’s scientific reputation is somehow considered under threat.(...)

The oceanographic survey ship, USNS Bowditch, which deployed the underwater drone seized by a Chinese navy warship in the South China Sea last week. Photograph: US navy/Reuters

China and the US have held talks about returning an American underwater drone taken by a Chinese naval vessel last week, but the incident has highligh(...)

A policeman  works  in heavy smog in Harbin,  northeast China. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

It’s rare to get good news coming out of China on the environmental front, but research by academics at Harvard shows Chinese carbon emissions between(...)

President Michael Higgins with Chinese premier Li Keqiang in  Beijing in  December  during a  state visit to China. Photograph:  Greg Baker-Pool/Getty

During his visit, President Michael D Higgins pointed to the 91 Irish companies working in China and how the country’s external investment would excee(...)