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A decade ago, Matthias Wissman became head of the VDA, the German auto industry’s lobby group, a high-profile position requiring guile, brass neck and an enviable contacts book. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Matthias Wissmann glides into the Berlin conference room with a choirboy smile, owlish eyes behind round glasses and chestnut brown hair that belies h(...)

“As artificial intelligence outperforms humans in more and more tasks, it will replace humans in more and more jobs.”

Like all good economists, John Maynard Keynes was better at predicting the past than the future. Writing in Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildr(...)

 Professor Philip Lane, Governor of the Central Bank at Leinster House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Patrick Honohan, picked by the Government in 2009 to sort out the Central Bank and the State’s lenders as it grappled with the financial crisis, settl(...)

Soylent chief executive Rob Rhinehart: The 24 year old developed Soylent, a homemade nutrient concoction, designed as part meal-replacement drink. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Soylent and other meal replacement powders are like Marmite but not in the sense that people either love or hate the taste. There are the fanboys that(...)

Silicon Valley is aware of the speed of the rise of artificial intelligence and robotics. They also know this is not the Industrial Revolution Part 2, where new forms of work will arise to replace the ones that industry made redundant.

There are few things as aggravating as when people begin to advocate for a good idea for entirely the wrong reason. That good idea is a universal basi(...)

Erling Kagge: “People say I have three kids and a demanding job, so how can I expect to get any silence – that’s not correct: if you do the dishes after dinner, you will get silence as no one is going to interrupt you.”

Erling Kagge has led a life so staggeringly eventful and impressive, it almost verges on parody. Already a successful lawyer in his native Norway, in(...)

The Tesla Semi, the company’s electric big-rig truck is seen in this undated handout image released on Thursday. Photograph: Tesla/Reuters

Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s first electric semi-truck on Thursday evening at an event in Los Angeles that also included the surprise reveal of a new Te(...)

Tesla’s Model S at the firm’s supercharging station at the Topaz service station just off the M8, outside Ballacolla, Co Laois.

For such a high-profile premium brand, Tesla’s new facility in Dublin is surprisingly underwhelming. Forget the fussball tables, hammocks and bean bag(...)

One of Google’s Project Loon balloons. Photograph: John Shenk/EPA

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc’s application to provide emergency cellular service to(...)

Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla, speaks during at an event  near Jamestown,  Australia last week. Photograph: Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Here to Sydney in 51 minutes It looks like rocket-powered travel is closer than we think. Elon Musk of SpaceX told the International Astronautical Co(...)

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