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What chess and artificial intelligence can tell us about economics, innovation and emissions

Introduction
Given the holiday season, I decided to strike a lighter note and write an article on chess, AI, innovation and progress. For a long time, chess had been the ultimate test for artificial intelligence. Turing wrote the first chess program in 1952. …

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COP23 in Bonn, EU renewable targets and why China’s development will not decrease CO2 emissions

Introduction
The climate change delegates have left Bonn, congratulating themselves on another job not done. At least, they say, they ‘saved the process.’ The rich countries, which stall all real progress, have called on all others to be ‘more ambitious’ in tackling emissions. …

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