The World's Map of Billionaires

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Billionaires are the richest of the rich. Many young entrepreneurs hope to one-day reach this ultimate financial milestone. But before these entrepreneurs are allowed to join this group, they first must ask how did billionaires acquire their wealth in the first place? Take a look at the map below to see the distribution of billionaires by country and type. The map above shows each country of the world separated by the percentage of billionaires into various types.


Crisis or speed bump? What UK vote means for economy sectors

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The pound and euro both dropped Friday, which should make British and eurozone exports cheaper overseas. American travelers heading to Britain and the rest of Europe are going to find less-expensive meals, hotels, souvenirs and museum admissions because the U.S. dollar will go further. Airfare for peak summer months probably won't dip, but any taxes and fees levied in Europe will be cheaper. For instance, all coach passengers leaving the U.K. for the U.S. pay 73 pounds for the Air Passenger Duty. That tax is now cheaper.


Britain's AI sector draws record funding even as 'brain drain' continues

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British artificial intelligence companies are attracting almost as much capital as the rest of Europe combined, figures have shown, even as experts caution the UK is suffering from a "brain drain" of its best talent. In 2018, there were 82 venture capital fundraising by UK companies, raising a record $1.3bn (£1bn) over the course of the year. This is compared to the 70 deals which raised $1.2bn a year earlier, and is up almost six-fold in five years. The figures, compiled by Dealroom for industry group Tech Nation, showed that French businesses in the space, meanwhile, raised $400m in 2018, and German companies $300m. "These statistics are further confirmation that the UK is Europe's undisputed...


Council of Europe addresses the impact of Artificial Intelligence on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law

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While technological progress has always been a driving factor for societies, AI-based technologies stand out as a game changer. Offering vast opportunities for the benefit of people, they have the power to significantly influence the exercise of human rights and to disrupt the functioning of democratic institutions. Effects are transversal and evident in all spheres, as AI gadgets are becoming part of daily routines, gradually able to predict, reinforce and possibly control human behaviours. The Council of Europe, the continent's leading human rights organisation, is addressing the impacts of AI on human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The Council of Europe has identified AI as a subject deserving its closest attention.


Brexit 'threat to UK broadcasting jobs', trade body warns

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It says thousands of jobs could potentially be at stake in the event of a "hard " Brexit, where the UK leaves the EU with no formal trade agreement. The Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) speaks for media networks such as Eurosport, Disney and Discovery. The government says it "will work to get the right deal for broadcasters". The UK dominates Europe's broadcasting sector, due to the availability of skilled employees and English being the dominant language in the industry. Thanks to the country of origin principle, hundreds of international media organisations based in the UK can broadcast to anywhere in the EU.