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Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

What problems does Uber currently face?

Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

Social network participation among Fortune 500 CEOs Positive trends point to a US embrace of solar power

Artificial Intelligence

Technology With investment in artificial intelligence 10 times higher than it was five years ago, the technology needs greater regulation as it risks spiralling out of human control

Artificial intelligence could pose an ‘existential threat’

With investment in artificial intelligence 10 times higher than it was five years ago, the technology needs greater regulation as it risks spiralling out of human control

Business Apple is the latest backer to join the SoftBank Vision Fund, which plans to invest $100bn in tech companies worldwide

Apple to invest $1bn in SoftBank’s tech fund

Apple is the latest backer to join the SoftBank Vision Fund, which plans to invest $100bn in tech companies worldwide

Technology A laundry robot named 'Laundroid' is set to hit shelves early next year amid a $60m investment from Panasonic

Laundry robot to be launched in 2017

A laundry robot named ‘Laundroid’ is set to hit shelves early next year amid a $60m investment from Panasonic

Technology Artificial intelligence research is set for a monumental boost as the world’s biggest technology companies announce a landmark collaboration

Global tech giants team up to create AI partnership

Artificial intelligence research is set for a monumental boost as the world’s biggest technology companies announce a landmark collaboration

Business The digital revolution is destroying jobs in the old economy faster than new ones are being created. To solve this problem, we will have to overhaul our entire regulatory framework

Will humans have a place in the world of artificial intelligence?

The digital revolution is destroying jobs in the old economy faster than new ones are being created. To solve this problem, we will have to overhaul our entire regulatory framework

Technology Google’s AlphaGo has defeated Go champion Lee Se-dol in a breakthrough moment for artificial intelligence

Google AI defeats Go champion 4-1

Google’s AlphaGo has defeated Go champion Lee Se-dol in a breakthrough moment for artificial intelligence

Strategy Tech companies love nothing more than a grandiose display of their equipment, but the show is often more valuable than the technology

The PR stunts worth more than the products they’re selling

Tech companies love nothing more than a grandiose display of their equipment, but the show is often more valuable than the technology

Technology The social media giant has established a new AI research team in Paris, as it looks to make good on the EU’s AI research community

Facebook opens Parisian lab to explore artificial intelligence

The social media giant has established a new AI research team in Paris, as it looks to make good on the EU’s AI research community

Technology Great minds have warned that artificial intelligence, once it surpasses human intelligence, could destroy its creator. Only if we let it, says Aaran Fronda

Artificial intelligence is scary. But that doesn’t mean we should stop it

Great minds have warned that artificial intelligence, once it surpasses human intelligence, could destroy its creator. Only if we let it, says Aaran Fronda

Technology It's hard to believe that voice control, the internet and organ transplants were all inspired by science fiction

10 inventions that began life as science fiction

It’s hard to believe that voice control, the internet and organ transplants were all inspired by science fiction