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Simon Parkin

Simon Parkin

is a British writer and journalist, and the author of “Death by Video Game”

Of mice and men

The players are celebrities, the fans are fanatical and someone, hopefully, is going to get very rich. Simon Parkin meets the people trying to turn competitive video-gaming into a professional sport

Teaching robots right from wrong

Artificial intelligence is outperforming the human sort in a growing range of fields – but how do we make sure it behaves morally? Simon Parkin meets the researchers trying to teach ethics to computers