In August 2018 the world’s media described a “jaw-dropping” breakthrough in medical research: computers could read and diagnose complex eye scans on m(...)

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Google’s search facility has transformed our lives. Whether it’s the times of shows at your local cinema or academic research via Google Scholar, inf(...)

Leo Varadkar is among 100 people under the age of 40 invited to join the World Economic Forum’s community of young global leaders. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (39) is among 100 people under the age of 40 invited to join the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) community of young global leaders(...)

A file image of a demining robot in France. File photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations is to open a new office in the Netherlands to monitor leading-edge trends in the development of robotics and artificial intelligenc(...)