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Could artificial intelligence turn out to be mankind’s ultimate salvation?

Could artificial intelligence turn out to be mankind’s ultimate salvation?

It’s intriguing to consider how optimistic James Lovelock is about artificial intelligence and its capacity to keep the planet from implosion

Appetite for distraction

Appetite for distraction

Got a random stain on most of your tops? You’re probably a member of the big-boobed community. And, like me, you know it’s a pain

Emer’s week

Emer’s week

TV: Visceral slice of animal life is not for the squeamish

TV: Visceral slice of animal life is not for the squeamish

Ella McSweeney’s new programme about animal mechanics and behaviour involves vivid close-ups of creatures being dismantled in, of all places, Smock Alley Theatre, on Lower Exchange Street in Dublin

Fast, furious... and flaccid and fatuous

Fast, furious... and flaccid and fatuous

As with all of the Fast & Furious films, the plot synopsis could be communicated with the pictograms on the leaflet that accompanies a piece of flatpack furniture

Views to die for, and the food’s not bad either

Views to die for, and the food’s not bad either

From the mini loaf of bread with wild mushroom butter that came to the table at the start, right through to elegant desserts, The Seaview served up food that more than matched this restaurant’s wonderful views

Album reviews

Album reviews

Sister act is a tour de force that crackles with dramatic tension

Sister act is a tour de force that crackles with dramatic tension

Cleft is a powerful evocation of family ties and family guilt, and its final image will stay with you long after the curtain call

Life after likes: Instagram's latest move

Life after likes: Instagram's latest move

Instagram has begun to hide ‘likes’ from posts on its platform in an effort to let users ‘feel comfortable expressing themselves’. Sarah Taaffe-Maguire looks at what the development could mean for Ireland’s influencers and advertisers

Galloping through history: The Dublin Horse Show

Galloping through history: The Dublin Horse Show

For over a century, the RDS has been at the heart of Irish equine life - not least through the Dublin Horse Show. Today’s RDS Showgrounds are the venue for a larger, more exciting event than ever before, with this year’s all the more special, as it celebrates 100 years of women in showjumping

Ladies who leap: Women in showjumping

Ladies who leap: Women in showjumping

A new exhibition, From the Field to the Arena: A Century of Women’s Showjumping at the Dublin Horse Show, celebrates the starred history of gifted women show jumpers and their horses

A home for people putting ideas into action

A home for people putting ideas into action

There’s a reason why we think of the RDS as synonymous with the cultural life of Dublin - as its rich history of arts, sciences and learning reveals

Once upon a time in 1919

Once upon a time in 1919

The story of the RDS 100 years ago is very much entwined with the story of a crucial historical moment in the emancipation of women. Here’s a snapshot of that remarkable time

Equine intuition

Equine intuition

This week

This week

The 7 Hills Blues Fest in Armagh, the Boyne Music Festival and the Dalkey Vintage Festival