December 2nd, 2014
Episode 108 of 859 episodes
Professor Stephen Hawking, one of the world's leading scientists, warns that artificial intelligence "could spell the end of the human race" - we find out why. Plus, Europe's flagship space rocket project gets a major funding boost - we talk to the boss of Arianespace, Stephane Israel. Also in the programme, we hear why President Putin has announced plans to abandon a gas pipeline project that would have served Europe, in favour of a new gas hub in Turkey. And we speak to Martin Tall, chief executive of 'Selfiejobs', a mobile phone app which lets people apply for jobs by uploading a 'selife'. But will a candidate's looks become more important than their experience and ability to actually do the job?