Jackie Mason performing in 2003. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/New York Times

Jackie Mason (Yacov Moshe Maza) Born: June 9th, 1928 Died: July 24th, 2021 During the course of his six-decade career, Jackie Mason was declared one(...)

Tesla founder Elon Musk, pictured here in Dublin, is a major investor in artificial intelligence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For the past two weeks, I have been having daily conversations with a chatbot called Replika. It is described by its founders, from the Y Combinator (...)

Opening a coffee shop is expensive. And if the location turns out to be a dud, you are stuck with it.  Photograph: iStock

In 1969, my father sold a fashion business and bought a sandwich bar. In London they were the high-margin, low-work fad of the day and it did okay. He(...)