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“A good artificial intelligence system would anticipate the outbreak of a new pandemic in two or three weeks”

Ramón López de Mántaras

Artificial intelligence (AI), a term coined in the late 1950s, is a common topic when talking about the future of work or the transformation of cities. The...

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Alessandro Baricco: The virus and ‘The Game’

The first international conversation about the coronavirus is being held virtually, as it couldn’t be done otherwise. Alessandro Baricco explains that the dynamism of...

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The city after the pandemicThe contradictions of an undecided democracy

The reaction that countries have in the wake of the coronavirus crisis will reveal a great deal about the sort of democracy they have. Weak democracies will repeal...

Espectacle Afasia de Marcel·lí Antúnez. © Carles Rodríguez
Towards a sustainable culture

The climate emergency declaration in Barcelona is heralding a change in mind-set that will also bring a transformation of culture. The decade we are beginning calls...

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“Sometimes I wonder: with so much information, when do we think?”

Lídia Heredia

Each morning, we can start the day listening to Lídia Heredia on her TV3 programme Els matins. Credibility, rigour and professionalism are words that...

El visor d'una càmera de fotografia digital.  © Goroka. Ajuntament de Barcelona.
Stories and cities

Major cities are always accompanied by a story that promotes them in the world. In the culture corner debate we analyse why the crisis endured by the audiovisual...

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“Barcelona fulfils all the conditions to be the equivalent of Boston in Europe”

Luis Serrano

Few scientists can claim to have published three articles in the same issue of Science Magazine. The biochemist Luis Serrano is one of them. Specialising in...

Il·lustració © Sonia Alins
Investments and reforms

A decade after the economic recession became a global financial crisis. Two sectors are an example thereof, namely, research and audiovisual production, which in the...

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