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John Thornhill

John Thornhill

Financial Times

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Algorithmic warfare raises new moral dangers

Israel’s use of an AI-enabled targeting system in Gaza has fed the debate about military technology

11.04.2024 5

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Changing 23andMe’s corporate DNA will be difficult

The company aims to exploit its extraordinary cache of genetic data for drug discovery

04.04.2024 3

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Superfluous people vs AI: what the jobs revolution might look like

The spectre of technological unemployment is causing fear — but we should treat the coming changes as an opportunity

14.03.2024 6

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Elon Musk may yet hold OpenAI to account — unlike its board

This legal battle is more than a row between billionaire tech bros, it’s about the future of AI transparency

07.03.2024 4

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The Klarna drama reveals a governance gap

The company needs to convince investors that it doesn’t need its star executives to thrive

29.02.2024 10

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How fatalistic should we be on AI?

The godfather of artificial intelligence has issued a stark warning about the technology

22.02.2024 10

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How hardware is (still) eating the world

Tech companies have a near-insatiable appetite for chips — and that is only set to grow as the demands of AI software swell

15.02.2024 10

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Babies vs AI — it’s no contest

Using infants to develop artificial intelligence technology underscores just how phenomenal their brains are

08.02.2024 10

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Why AI hallucinations can be a good thing

Generative artificial intelligence should be welcomed as a giant mash-up machine to enhance creativity

01.02.2024 10

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The AI revolution is generating some investor ‘hallucinations’ too

Big tech firms are muscling in on funding the future, pushing Silicon Valley VCs out of the way

25.01.2024 5

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Germany should go big on nuclear fusion energy

The country must act fast to avoid being overtaken by international competitors

18.01.2024 6

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The bitter technological lesson of the Post Office scandal

Governments must listen to the humans on the frontline rather than those in the back office

11.01.2024 3

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Can technology’s ‘zoomers’ outrun the ‘doomers’?

There may be a case for optimism in AI’s transformation of scientific discovery but it’s too early to be sure

02.01.2024 7

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Europe should worry less and learn to love AI

New legislation risks driving development of the transformative technology away from the bloc

14.12.2023 10

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Digital advertising is still far too murky

Platforms must open up and let marketers see where their ads are being placed

07.12.2023 8

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War has spread to a sixth domain: the private sector

The conflict in Ukraine highlights the need for governments and private companies to collaborate on national security

30.11.2023 10

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OpenAI has just fused its corporate ‘kill switch’

Abandoning attempts to hold the company to account for the impact of its technology would be a tragic mistake

23.11.2023 6

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How to keep the lid on the Pandora’s box of open AI

The debate currently playing out will have an impact on global productivity and stability

16.11.2023 6

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Step aside world, the US wants to write the AI rules

The Bletchley Park summit is worthy but its conclusions will be toothless compared to Biden’s executive order

02.11.2023 6

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Time to get serious about the dangers of quantum computing

‘Q-day’, when the world’s data encryption codes fail, is already on its way

26.10.2023 3

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The VC industry needs to rip up the playbook and start again

The boom is over but Silicon Valley’s optimism is masking problems with investor capital and returns

19.10.2023 2

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We need a political Alan Turing to design AI safeguards

Frontier technology is a challenge that raises a spectrum of concerns

05.10.2023 8

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The promise — and peril — of generative AI

This technology is readily accessible and usable at extraordinary speed and scale

28.09.2023 2

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Tech remains central in the Hot Peace between China and the US

Despite the shouty rhetoric, economic symbiosis remains strong, benefiting consumers on both sides

21.09.2023 10

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Clean data must be as much of a right as clean water

Buried deep in the privacy policies of car companies is their practice of collection, using and selling your very personal information

14.09.2023 6

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‘Edtech’ offers no escape from reality

Experiments in virtual teaching could turn a digital divide into an educational one

07.09.2023 2

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