In the city of London, security cameras can even be found in cemeteries. In 2021 the mayor’s office launched an effort to establish guidelines for research around emerging technology.
As states and nations struggle to regulate growing AI use, municipal authorities are often leading the way. An emerging paradigm known as AI Localism can help us better define the way forward.
London’s Piccadilly Circus on the first day of national mourning.
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An award-winning photographer reflects on iconic images of the late monarch and pictures a nation in mourning
Surfers Against Sewage
These maps have gone viral – here’s what they owe to 19th century cholera campaigns.
The move follows recent detections of poliovirus in London’s wastewater.
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This brainy feminist romp of a novel, loved by Rachel Cusk and Maria Semple, is often compared to Brideshead Revisited. But Carol Lefevre says it’s more like a sexy, sweary version of Nancy Mitford in 1960s London.
The party has long dominated but the scale of the lead raises questions about why the Conservatives are experiencing such unprecedented unpopularity.
The River Thames is one of the cleanest major world rivers.
Cleaning and reoxygenating the river Thames has helped its biodiversity surge, but there’s still more to be done to make it healthy.
Putting the Blues in the red, white and blue.
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The deadline for formal bids to buy Chelsea FC is March 18. Expect some very rich US businessmen to be in the running.
People wait in line — some for over two hours — at a PCR COVID-19 test site in Toronto.
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Canadians need to rethink their relationship to the pandemic by learning to live in a state of continual disaster for the foreseeable future.
Optimal busyness can quickly become excessive busyness.
Elite employers have created an atmosphere where workers constantly seek to be as busy as possible. Families are often the first casualty of this culture.
London was rated 2021’s most congested city.
Hardship will be more pronounced in the capital.
Several groups are going to be disproportionately affected when the £70 billion scheme comes to an end.
The Marble Arch Mound has been dubbed the “worst attraction” in London.
Pop-up spaces can be successful, they just need to be better thought through and created with urban ecology in mind rather than economics.
Singapore looks like one of the big winners from Brexit.
New data shows the recent damage to UK’s prized services sector – and potentially to Europe as a whole.
People attend a vigil to honour the memory of the four members of Muslim family that died in an attack on June 6, 2021.
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Filing terrorism charges in the London attack marks the first time in Canada investigators have done so in an Islamophobia case.
Mourners react during a moment of silence at a vigil for the victims of the deadly vehicle attack on a Muslim family in London, Ont.
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Four members of a family were killed in a hate crime — only the nine-year-old son survived. Islamophobia has created a culture of hate in Canada that threatens those who are perceived as Muslim.
Not the result he expected.
Conservative rival Shaun Bailey gave the mayor a much harder fight than expected.
The capital’s transport system is facing
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The choice between Sadiq Khan and Shaun Bailey comes down to two opposing views of what transport is for – and how to fund it
The capital doesn’t really know what to make of the Labour leader – which is, in itself, telling.
Louise Bourgeois’ Maman (1999) outside the Tate Modern in London.
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In this instalment of our fantasy art travel series, Jen Webb yearns to revisit London, a special aunt and a very big arachnid.