Remember Aibo, the computerized dog Sony Corp. started selling in 1999 as the first personal robot? Hiro Mizuno, the chief investment officer of the Government Pension Investment Fund, does. So he asked Sony's computer science lab unit to build him a cyberhound using artificial ...
For Mark Gilbert's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The World Economic Forum's annual assessment of global risks, published this month, rates extreme weather events as the most likely risk to the world.
In most walks of life, if what you're doing isn't working, you should try something else. In central banking, however, the strategy has been to do more of what isn't working.
The market, rather than government, is helping to address climate change.
The revelation that Volkswagen cheated for years on emissions tests raises a mammoth question: Who else did the same?
While there are sentimental reasons to lament the demise of black cabs, Londoners should treat it as a sign of progress.
The sea is constant, reliable — and scandalously underutilized as a resource for producing green energy.
There are three possible explanations why German Chancellor Angela Merkel seems so relentlessly uncompromising in the standoff between Greece and its euro creditors.
By allowing the Sept. 18 referendum question to be framed as "Should Scotland be an independent country?" the U.K. government may have unwittingly skewed the outcome in favor of a "yes" vote.
As people live longer and better medical technology traps our parents and grandparents in the limbo of not-quite-gone, quality of life will start to outweigh the number of years lived. Euthanasia should not be taboo.