Messi v the Machines: A look at the RoboCup in Brazil where robots show their football skills and push the boundaries of artificial intelligence. Their goal is to produce a team of robots that is capable of defeating the World Cup champions by 2050
Can the US and Europe avoid a lost economic decade? In this video clip from The Economist’s annual Buttonwood Gathering, Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive of PIMCO, considers ways to halt the continued global recession.
Lawrence Summers, president emeritus of Harvard University, argues that one of the main causes of the euro zone crisis was that people believed in “the triumph of politics over economics”. Learn why he thinks economics matters in a clip from The Economist’s annual Buttonwood Gathering.
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