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Radhika Jones on Anne Hathaway’s Icon Era

Radhika Jones on Anne Hathaway’s Icon Era

The rest of us age, but somehow Anne Hathaway still looks as fresh as her alter ego Andy Sachs walking into the fictional Runway offices 18 years ago. Or rather, she looks like she just walked out of the Runway fashion closet in today’s version of those legendary Chanel boots. Having ridden the highs and lows of industry notoriety and attendant internet fame, Hathaway is now firmly in her icon era, wowing spectators in red leather at the Versace show in Milan (and with her dance moves at the after-party) and delivering classic Miranda Priestly lines to Meryl Streep at the SAG Awards’ Devil Wears Prada mini-reunion. “This is the first time I’ve known myself this well,” the actor and mother of two tells VF’s Julie Miller, which means it’s the first time we’ve known her this well too. Two and a half years ago, in our September 2021 issue, we published an in-depth profile of Yulia Navalnaya, then wife and now widow of Russian activist Alexey Navalny. The news of Navalny’s death this winter …

Pioneering policy leadership in a transformative era – POLITICO

Pioneering policy leadership in a transformative era – POLITICO

With the European Parliament and U.S. elections looming, Europe is facing policy uncertainties on both sides of the Atlantic. Persistent geopolitical turmoil in Ukraine and the Middle East, and threats to democracy — coupled with concerns over slow economic recovery, demographic shifts, climate hazards and the rapid evolution of powerful AI — all add to the complex global political and economic landscape. Europe’s present and future demands leaders who are capable of effectively navigating multifaceted challenges. At the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, we are committed to developing a groundbreaking executive program that prepares professionals for multilevel policymaking of the 21st century. Our new EUI Global Executive Master (GEM) aims to transform policy professionals into agents of change and enhance their skills as effective managers and leaders who inspire and drive sustainable change. Listening and responding to the needs of policy professionals is at the core of our new program. New leaders wanted George Papaconstantinou is dean of executive education of the European University Institute, and a former Minister of Finance and Minister of …

The Who review, Royal Albert Hall: Sixties legends prove themselves the most hardy and unworn act of their era

The Who review, Royal Albert Hall: Sixties legends prove themselves the most hardy and unworn act of their era

Sign up to Roisin O’Connor’s free weekly newsletter Now Hear This for the inside track on all things music Get our Now Hear This email for free “I didn’t know we were going to be playing Tommy,” Pete Townshend gripes at his sole remaining Who bandmate Roger Daltrey, bickering over the setlist like two old dears over a bingo bar tab. “I’ve got a list, but I can’t see it,” Daltrey replies, more genial grandpa than golden god at 80. As Daltrey fumbles the odd microphone twirl and Townshend misses his guitar entirely mid-windmill and complains that someone in the audience is remotely adjusting his app-controlled hearing aids, you wouldn’t trust The Who with their own pension books, let alone a computerised cold call. Rock history, though, is safe in their hands. When these enduring Sixties legends (Townshend: “I wrote all this s*** 50 years ago”; Daltrey: “F*** off!”) start playing their eighth show for the Teenage Cancer Trust – the annual week of gigs at the Albert Hall that Daltrey has been organising for …

Japan poised to end negative rates, closing era of radical policy

Japan poised to end negative rates, closing era of radical policy

TOKYO : The Bank of Japan is expected to end eight years of negative interest rates and other remnants of its unorthodox policy on Tuesday, making a historic shift away from a focus of reflating growth with decades of massive monetary stimulus. While the move would mark Japan’s first interest rate hike in 17 years, it would still keep interest rates stuck around zero as a fragile economic recovery forces the central bank to go slow in any further rise in borrowing costs, analysts say. The move would make Japan the last central bank to ditch negative rates and end an era in which policymakers around the world sought to prop up growth through cheap money and unconventional monetary tools. While a majority of economists polled earlier this month had expected the BOJ to wait until April for it to end negative rates, sources say bigger-than-expected pay hikes announced by major firms last week now heighten the chance the bank will make that decision at its two-day meeting ending on Tuesday. If the nine-member board …

‘You just have to be gutsy’: how Laura Kenny created her golden era | Laura Kenny

‘You just have to be gutsy’: how Laura Kenny created her golden era | Laura Kenny

“The find of the century” is probably the best summary of Laura Kenny’s career, the view of a leading British coach before the 20-year-old’s Olympic debut at London in 2012. The precocity of Kenny’s talent was blindingly obvious back then. Less easy to read were the long-term passion and drive that have made her Britain’s most successful female Olympian, with six Olympic medals to her credit – five gold, one silver – in a 15-year career that spanned three Games. An old truism applies in this case: her retirement on Monday does mark the end of an era, a liberally gold-spangled one at that, with 23 other major titles to her name. The arrival of Laura Kenny, née Trott, on the global stage coincided happily with the initial steps by the world governing body, the UCI, to bring women’s track cycling into parity with men’s, and with the inclusion in the track programme of the multidiscipline omnium, which she dominated in 2012 and 2016, all the while being a mainstay of the British women’s reign …

Aaron Levie leads Box into its third era focused on workflow automation and AI

Aaron Levie leads Box into its third era focused on workflow automation and AI

Box began life almost 20 years ago in a dorm room at USC when Aaron Levie conceived of an online file storage and sharing system. A few years later, Levie’s original idea was becoming commoditized, and he switched gears to enterprise content management in the cloud. It was a radical notion at the time in an industry that was dominated by on-prem giants like Microsoft, EMC, IBM and OpenText. Traditional enterprise content management, whether on prem or in the cloud, has involved storing, managing, securing and governing unstructured content. This has always been more difficult to handle than data sitting in neat columns and rows in a database. Today, the industry is changing once more, and Box is again working to position itself on the forefront of that shift. Levie has always had a knack for seeing where the puck is going, and his company is embracing the software shift toward AI and workflow automation. Last year, Box bought Crooze, a small company that specializes in workflow automation and metadata management with integrations into Box, …

Gaia Series 30: “Helping Robots”, A Partner For A New Era

Gaia Series 30: “Helping Robots”, A Partner For A New Era

This week, we focus on how artificial intelligence (AI) has contributed to Smart Homes and also empowered lives. We first take a look at a household robot called Kachaka, which is equipped with the latest AI technology. It continues to evolve and acquire new functions and has helped to alleviate some of the issues Japan is facing. These include a shortage of manpower and harsh working environments. It even plays a role in helping to discipline kids and becoming a companion for the elderly.  Kachaka was invented by Preferred Robotics. It was founded in 2021 and has nearly 40 staff. It boasts the top elite researchers from the best engineering schools like Kyoto University. Mr Kazuto Murase is in charge of the programming and functionality of Kachaka. It was created with the initial aim of helping to deliver food, ensuring that nothing spills and it does not bump into other objects. To achieve this, there are two cameras in the front and the back of the robot. It also has several sensors which are normally …

Lindsay Lohan gets honest about post-baby body image in Ozempic era

Lindsay Lohan gets honest about post-baby body image in Ozempic era

Lindsay Lohan isn’t feeling the pressure to “snap back” to her pre-baby body. The Irish Wish star had some refreshingly honest opinions on the state of body image in the Ozempic era, and how motherhood has impacted her perspective. Speaking to Bustle, the actress, 37, opened up about how motherhood has changed her life. © Amy SussmanLindsay Lohan at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party “I was so attached to [Luai] that my last thought was going on a treadmill”, she said. “I feel like we put so much pressure on ourselves to have to look ‘good’ so soon, but you look so beautiful [postpartum]. Give yourself time”, she advised. Lindsay gave her own perspective on body image in 2024, observing: “Everyone’s getting so thin now”. © InstagramLindsay Lohan looks incredible “I feel like everything always comes full circle again, so this is that moment, and this, too, shall pass. But it does seem like there’s pressure”, she added. Her comments on body image felt particularly important given her own well publicized body image struggles as …

How work devices may evolve to keep up in the AI era

How work devices may evolve to keep up in the AI era

June Wan/ZDNET The emergence of the neural processing unit (NPU) may be heralded as a game changer for personal computers (PCs), but finding the right balance in product design remains critical to deliver what consumers want.  Growing workplace demand for artificial intelligence (AI) tools, including generative AI (GenAI), has prompted industry players such as chipmakers and device manufacturers to ensure their products can support this shift. Also: What is an AI PC? (And should you buy one?) In particular, PCs will need to keep up as companies move AI workloads from the cloud to client devices. This shift can improve performance by removing the need to send AI workloads to the cloud and back to the user’s device. Companies could also bolster data privacy and security by retaining data on the device, rather than moving it to and from the cloud. Because AI tasks that run locally on a PC are typically executed by the CPU (central processing unit), GPU (graphics processing unit), or both, the device’s performance and battery life can degrade, as neither are optimized for …

We’re Already Living in the Post-Truth Era

We’re Already Living in the Post-Truth Era

This is Atlantic Intelligence, a limited-run series in which The Atlantic’s leading thinkers on AI will help you understand the complexity and opportunities of this groundbreaking technology. Sign up here. For years, experts have worried that artificial intelligence will produce a new disinformation crisis on the internet. Image-, audio-, and video-generating tools allow people to rapidly create high-quality fakes to spread on social media, potentially tricking people into believing fiction is fact. But as my colleague Charlie Warzel writes, the mere existence of this technology has a corrosive effect on reality: It doesn’t take a shocking, specific incident for AI to plant doubt into countless hearts and minds. Charlie’s article offers a perspective on the dustup over an edited photograph released by Kensington Palace on Sunday of Kate Middleton and her children. The image was immediately flagged by observers—and, shortly thereafter, by wire services such as the Associated Press—as suspicious, becoming the latest bit of “evidence” in a conspiratorial online discourse about Middleton’s prolonged absence from the public eye. There’s no reason to suspect that …