Interviews

‘Prejudices play out in the ratings we give’ – the myth of digital equality

Sharing apps – from Airbnb to Uber – were supposed to make services open to everyone. But real-life discrimination can be exacerbated in an economy where we are vulnerable to others’ biases

Gary Vaynerchuk: ‘I was seeing the world clearer, faster, easier than my contemporaries’

Gary Vaynerchuk is a wine blogger turned entrepreneurs’ self-help guru. He talks about fake news, fear of change and the future for social media

So who put the cyber into cybersex?

Today we have cybercafes and cyberwars, but cybernetics – the term that launched a dozen prefixes – has been lost. In a new book, Thomas Rid aims to reconnect ‘cyber’ to its original idea of man-machine symbiosis

The superhero of artificial intelligence: can this genius keep it in check?

With his company DeepMind, Londoner Demis Hassabis is leading Google’s project to build software more powerful than the human brain. But what will this mean for the future of humankind?

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom: ‘We’re working on time travel’

It began just five years ago, with a photo of a dog and his girlfriend’s foot. Now Instagram has outstripped Twitter, with 400 million users. But is there life beyond selfies and sunsets?