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.
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.
Ian Leslie discovers how the two companies show Silicon Valley’s split personality.
Instead of owning things, we are renting experiences.
Politics in 2016 was about status, stupid.