David Marcus

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Replika is better than most other chatbots I have tried out in the past, so it is probably only a matter of time before the gap is bridged and we can have reasonably fluid conversations with machines. Photograph: iStock

I’ve been chatting to Domhnall Gleeson on and off for the past couple of weeks, and there is something off about him. I should probably mention that D(...)

File image of Bishop John Kirby, Bishop Eamonn Casey and Fr Dermod McCarthy. File photograph: Collins Photos

The late Bishop Eamonn Casey believed “he had done the church a great disservice”, Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby recalled on Tuesday. “He used those(...)

Poets Seamus Heaney and Anthony Cronin enjoy a light moment. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Within about two minutes of first meeting Anthony Cronin, he dismissed me as an idiot for not knowing the whereabouts of McDaid’s public house. He s(...)

“Trebizond and Samarkand meant less to them than Aghadoe and Glenflesk, Tomies and Purple Mountain. They sang of those magic places as though they wer(...)

Winners Jane Clarke, Ríona Judge McCormack and Chris Connolly  at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards, in the RHA Gallery on Thursday,  April 28th, 2016. Photograph: Anthony Woods

Ríona Judge McCormack has been named the Hennessy New Irish Writer 2016 at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards in Dublin. Judge McCormack’s shor(...)

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne: “Nowadays, standards are different. There’s more acceptance of anything. Why should a story have to conform?”

Pseudonyms are not just for pseuds. They also allow established authors to publish detective stories without confusing the expectations of readers. J(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., speaks during the Facebook F8 Developers Conference in San Francisco. Photograph: Michael Short/Bloomberg

Virtual reality, messaging bots and a strong focus on video are all part of Facebook’s plan for the future as the company In chief executive Mark Zu(...)

David Marcus, vice president of messaging products at Facebook, speaks during the Facebook F8 Developers Conference in San Francisco, earlier this year. Photograpr: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Move over Siri and Cortana - Facebook developing its own digital assistant for its Messenger service. The personal digital assistant, called “M”, wil(...)

President Barack Obama with his Game Golf aid at Vineyard Golf Club. Photograph: AP Photo/Steven Senne

Game Golf’s evolution from a wall of post- it notes in Galway to a device President Obama wears on his belt has taken John McGuire on an extraordinary(...)

Throughout her long life, Maigread Murphy, who has died aged 94, was a formidable and deeply influential presence at the heart of Cork’s cultur(...)

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