Future of work
Automation has already eliminated numerous tasks, and now artificial intelligence will add to the carnage. Humans may have to reconsider their obsession with labour.
Increasingly, organisations are using entertaining ways to train and motivate their employees.
In the beginning, technology eliminated many clerical tasks. Now the danger is extending to positions that require a high level of skill.
Labour-saving advances usually increase both jobs and wages, but the unequal path of change can cause major friction.
Michael Linden-Vørnle hopes to turn Denmark into a leader.
How do you keep the skies from becoming a giant, noisy, dangerous cloud of drones? Manufacturers and regulators are working on the answers.
Everyone from Airbus to Uber is interested. They could be part of the urban landscape in the next decade.
China may have a corner on the recreational market, and the US on military uses, but Europe is poised to find its own niche.
Hundreds of millions of years of evolution have given insects the ability to fly efficiently and robustly. Roboticists are taking note.
Flexible railway systems can offer cheaper and faster transport in greater quantities. Their potential is most promising in freight handling.
Even as concepts like Hyperloop emerge, European leadership is not in danger.
Elon Musk’s dream of a train that can travel at 1,200 km/h faces serious unresolved engineering challenges.
Recent tests have shown the viability of the futuristic train. But does this mean we will have a new mode of transportation any time soon?
Childbirth may be the most important event in a mother’s life, but it can also be the most traumatic. Technology can help.
The procedure has advantages as well as downsides. Science can help mothers decide what is best for them.
Genetic engineering is developing on human embryos, raising both hopes and ethical concerns.
Women who want to delay their pregnancies can now freeze their eggs effectively and safely. But success is not guaranteed.
Births are falling across the continent – although not in France. Why do women working in tech have fewer kids? And why are there more premature births?
Physician, businessman and writer, France’s Laurent Alexandre brings a range of perspectives to the challenges posed by such new technologies as artificial intelligence.
Lagging behind Germany, France has produced only three start-ups valued at more than $1 billion. But it is starting to catch up.
Pere Roca is making solar-panel manufacturing cheap and efficient
France’s Qwant was built to have two competitive advantages: respecting privacy and being a credible alternative to its American rivals.
Will the US and China dominate the development of AI? President Macron has ideas that can keep Europe in the game.
The foundations of this new technology were laid more than 150 years ago.
From LCD televisions to the latest force-sensitive touchscreen technology, electronics and photonics are pushing the envelope ever outward.
Photonics may hold the answer to coping with huge volume. But a big challenge remains: converting electronic data into light on silicon chips.
Move over, electrons. Ton Backx and his team are putting photons front and center as they lay the groundwork for the coming era of photonics.
Temperatures in cities need to fall – and fast. But how?
Buildings accounts for a huge proportion of the world’s energy consumption. Zoom on some innovative solutions to cut the waste.
It’s the world’s most ubiquitous construction material – but it comes with a hefty environmental cost.
Europe is often at the forefront in the fields of digital safety, antivirus protection and encryption. Here are three examples.
The country is getting a lot of attention for its strict privacy laws. But is it the only option for a data-safe harbor in Europe?
As familiar encryption systems reach their limits, the strange world of particle physics offers new solutions.
To spread viruses and malware, hackers take advantage of loopholes in IT system. Vulnerability fixes exist, but users download them all too rarely.
Not every start-up wants to move to America. Here are four that have remained loyal to their home turf.
Petrol power helped shape the 20th century, but its decline may define the 21st. So how will the future of urban transport look?
The fight against congestion is getting some new tools: mobile phones and complex algorithms.
Safely mimicking all foibles in software and hardware of driving will take at least another decade, if not longer.
There are bright ideas for how to make our cities more fluid, but they won’t do much good unless decision-makers show more vision and courage.
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