Ian Leslie is a writer, author of CURIOUS: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It, and writer/presenter of BBC R4's Before They Were Famous.
We knew her name, the number of times her services had been engaged, and of a few short testimonials, apparently from real people, though who knows?
The technology benefits everyone, which then erodes the advantage of controlled thinking – for instance, by the over-consumption of food.
Achieving “good sleep” is becoming a new source of stress, which has been termed “orthosomnia”.
Advertising, once a creative industry, is now a data-driven business reliant on algorithms. The implications are deeply sinister – not only for the consumer but for democracy itself.
From Harvey Weinstein to Taylor Swift, celebrities have become their own PR agents – and we are following their lead.
DON’T identify as Remainers.
Some of the most effective chatbots mask their limited understanding with pointless, context-free aggression. Remind you of anyone?
It might lead to changes in the law, but - just as importantly - it will shift the unspoken boundaries of what is socially acceptable.
Psychoanalyst and former cricketer Mike Brearley asks this intriguing question.
Like a single brown M&M in the bowl, a questions about numbers is a tripwire – trivial by itself, but it could sound the alarm over bigger problems.