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IBM launches tool aimed at detecting AI bias

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Algorithms and machine-learning could increasingly be used to calculate things like car insurance IBM is launching a tool which will analyse how and why algorithms make decisions in real…


The weird and wonderful life of Elon Musk

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Elon Musk announcing the first private passenger it plans to fly around the moon Elon Musk is one of the world’s most prominent business figures. His latest headline-grabber is the…


The chef using 60,000-year-old recipes

Image caption Top chef Jock Zonfrillo has collectied ideas and ingredients from indigenous people A Scottish-born chef has won an international culinary prize by using ingredients and cooking techniques learned from indigenous Australian people. Jock…


Will we ever get self-healing smartphones?

Image copyright Getty Images The BBC’s Circular Economy series highlights the ways we are designing systems to reduce the waste modern society generates, by reusing and repurposing products. This week we look at the prospects…


The secret life of a female bodyguard

Image copyright Aaston Parrot Image caption The essence of being a bodyguard is brains not brawn, says Jacquie Davis Jacquie Davis, who says she was the first woman to become a bodyguard in the UK,…


Why do billionaires want to own the news?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Marc and Lynne Benioff will not be involved in any editorial decisions at Time magazine What does a person who already has everything want: another sports car, a bigger…


Tackling food waste in Nigeria with an app

Image caption Oscar Ekponimo is the entrepreneur behind Chowberry “Going without food for any person, for any child – it’s destabilising, it shakes you to your core. I remember being a child and going without…