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Robot revolution

Robots are taking over the world. Advances in artificial intelligence are now enabling software to learn how to make decisions by detecting patterns in those humans have made, putting much larger swathes of the human workforce at risk. Is it time to follow the example of the Luddites and form a mob?
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A question of growth

Recent economic data in the US appeared to move in the opposite direction to what was expected. GDP declined 1% in the first quarter, although a stream of other economic data points portended a much different result.
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Commodity update

With the map of the Middle East starting to look in need of updating, the Russian army continuing to flex its muscles on Ukraine’s eastern border, and the rising probability of the crop-disruptive weather phenomenon El Nino re-emerging this year [...]
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Hay – Stacks of Potential

Hay Festival is one of the world’s iconic cultural events, and we were pleased to return to Wales to host a series of workshops for budding young entrepreneurs.
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Navigating the philanthropy journey, one step at a time

My first memory of giving is going to the local sweet shop and on the counter was a lifeboat that rocked if you put a penny in it. I remember putting the penny in and watching it.
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Europe unite

A fourth-century B.C. Greek philosopher famous for, among other things, his rigorous adherence to austerity, as well as an early brush with scandal on allegations of currency debasement, seems an appropriate [...]
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