No one believes that robotics, automation and machine learning will not take human jobs. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Poignant letters to the editor from adult children who are still not able to make in-person visits to elderly parents and demands to keep post offices(...)

AstraZeneca has told the EU to expect only 40% of agreed supplies in the first quarter. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

AstraZeneca has made a right mess of its Covid vaccine programme to date. After early disquiet around communications over a halt to trials following(...)

US president Donald Trump arrives to hold a news conference at the 50th World Economic Forum   in Davos. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The organisers may have made sure that they wouldn’t bump into each other but the worlds of Swedish teen eco-warrior Greta Thunberg and Donald Trump, (...)

The most significant progress for Ireland has been in the increase in the number of women in senior positions, which has risen from 34.3 per cent to 36 per cent

Ireland has climbed two places to seventh position among the most advanced countries globally in narrowing the gender gap, according to a new report p(...)

 Preparing for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,  which starts on Tuesday

Rising economic and trade tensions between the world’s major powers top the list of risks facing the globe, according to a report published ahead of t(...)

The WEF report authors said workers would require new sets of skills as the division of labour between humans and machines continued to evolve.

More than half of all workplace tasks that exist today will be performed by machine by the year 2025, according to a new forecast from the World Econo(...)

Davos: home to 3,000 delegates and journalists for four days. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

For global business and political leaders gathered for the 48th World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, the hassle of getting to Europe’s highes(...)

US president Donald Trump meets with Britain’s prime minister Theresa May in Davos. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Theresa May and Donald Trump did their best to put on a united front at the World Economic Forum in Davos in the first meeting of the two leaders sinc(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron said countries were “moving back to strategies of non-co-operation, undoing what globalisation has been able to achieve”. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

French president Emmanuel Macron warned the World Economic Forum (WEF) conference in Davos, Switzerland, that globalisation is facing a “major crisis”(...)

Swiss armed security personnel on the rooftop of a hotel in Davos on the opening day of the World Economic Forum. Photograph: Abrice Coffrini/AFP

The skies over the Swiss Alps cleared on Tuesday after the biggest snowfall in the 48-year history of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos. As s(...)

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