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Sarah O'Connor vs The Robot

From an experiment at the Financial Times Robot Week:

Quoting the Journalist involved:

One day last week at 9.29am I hunched nervously over my keyboard and prepared to do battle with an entity called Emma. We were each primed to write about the official UK employment data at 9.30am and file our stories to my editor. I was sure Emma would be quicker than me, but I really hoped I would be better.

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All the world's a stage...

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Zawe Ashton speaks Jacques’s lines on the seven ages of man from Act II, Scene 7 of As You Like It

Thom Gunn - My Sad Captains

One by one they appear in

the darkness: a few friends, and   

a few with historical

names. How late they start to shine!   

but before they fade they stand   

perfectly embodied, all


the past lapping them like a   

cloak of chaos. They were men   

who, I thought, lived only to   

renew the wasteful force they   

spent with each hot convulsion.   

They remind me, distant now.


True, they are not at rest yet,   

but now that they are indeed   

apart, winnowed from failures,   

they withdraw to an orbit

and turn with disinterested   

hard energy, like the stars.