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09
Mar

A Good Year for the Machines

The assistant on my phone tells me that 2016 was its year – “The Year of AI!” Many articles with such titles have been suggested to…

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27
Aug

Black Stones and Moon Gods

The Qur’an is poorly understood. Few non-Muslims have even read it, let alone know anything about the life of Mohammed. As is often the case, people’s…

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21
Jul

Artificial Intelligence and Symbiosis

There has been some debate recently about what the future of artificial intelligence will mean for human beings. Some believe that it will enrich our lives…

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24
Feb

Nature Commodified

I recently watched a documentary called Banking Nature that examines the valuation and monetisation of ecosystems and the concept of ‘natural capital’. How much is nature…

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10
Dec

Bombs Away

There are some serious practical problems with fighting a conflict solely from the air. Take, for example, the estimates of the number of Islamic State militants…

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30
Nov

Things like that don’t happen there

For the last five years, I have been writing a thesis related to the phenomenon of terrorism. I feel very fortunate that I have not, until…

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