Opinion, page 2


Autonomous cars: Attainable reality or outlandish dream?

Questions of morality must be answered before we put autonomous vehicles on the road.Martin Spano, 6. Jul 2020, at 10:05

A flying Aero 4.0
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A taste of Boris Kollár’s multi-layered graduation cake

The government marks one hundred days amid a plagiarism scandal and the departure of one of its leaders.Michaela Terenzani, 29. Jun 2020, at 13:40

Igor Matovič and Boris Kollár on April 30, after the parliament passed the Matovič government's programme statement.

In the COVID-19 race, the uncertainty is just as stressful as the run

A quantum mechanics principle provides a good summary of 2020 so far.Benjamin Cunningham, 28. Jun 2020, at 16:03

This is what we should fear, according to some MPs

Not the global pandemic, nor impending recession.Michaela Terenzani, 25. Jun 2020, at 15:50

Anna Záborská presents the proposal to amend abortion law in Slovakia on June 19, 2020.

Slovakia not out of the woods on COVID-19

We should not give up on tried and true measures just yet.Shane Markowitz24. Jun 2020, at 14:21

Čumil (Rubberneck) with mask

Team Europe rebuilds better together

We cannot return to the pre-COVID world as it was.Ingrid Brocková, Jutta Urpilainen23. Jun 2020, at 13:33

People sit in the sun on a lawn of the Jardin du Luxembourg park in Paris.
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The story of the short-lived proxy and more "values" brought up

Sunday saw shops open again and a Sme Rodina MP leave her plenipotentiary post after just a few days. Fico let slip an unintended confession.Michaela Terenzani, 22. Jun 2020, at 13:47

Sme Rodina MP Petra Krištúfková and the leader of the party, Boris Kollár.

Blog: Humanitarian aid during the COVID-19 pandemic

Here is a snapshot of how volunteers for a Slovak NGO have helped others in Albania during the coronavirus pandemic.ADRA Slovakia22. Jun 2020, at 11:05

Adra Albania's humanitarian response team. They primarily focus on the Roma and Egyptian communities in Tirana, Albania.

Deep learning and artificial neural networks

Fearing advanced artificial intelligence is like fearing overcrowding on Mars - we haven't even landed yet.Martin Spano, 22. Jun 2020, at 10:20

Martin Spano

The COVID-19 miracle: What happened in Slovakia?

If Slovakia has had five deaths per one million inabitants so far, surely other European countries could have done that as wellJuraj Mesík18. Jun 2020, at 10:50

Disinfecting the buses in Bratislava on March 9.

Slovakia has its George Floyds too

This country also needs to say its black lives matter.Zuzana Sekeráková Búriková17. Jun 2020, at 21:25

The police raided a Roma settlement in Moldava nad Bodvou in the Košice Region in 2013.To date, the case has not been resolved.
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Two former prime ministers part ways during an eventful week

Slovakia was mentioned in international media after a school attack. The police are hard at work.Michaela Terenzani, 15. Jun 2020, at 13:50

March 2018: Robert Fico resigns as the prime minister.
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Innovations with the greatest added value

Richard Roštecký of Touch4IT explains the dominant trends defining the era of digital transformation.Richard Roštecký15. Jun 2020, at 11:35

Illustrative stock photo

Brexit: Enough is enough

I find myself in the strange position of agreeing with Boris Johnson.Benjamin Cunningham, 15. Jun 2020, at 6:21

Flags tied to railings outside Parliament are reflected on a wet pavement in London, January 24, 2019.

The fight for the interpretation of democracy is happening here in central Europe

I wanted to show how many times we came close to losing freedom, says European Press Prize laureate Beata Balogová.Michaela Terenzani, 11. Jun 2020, at 12:17

Beata Balogová
Nice driveway! An occasional column on life in Slovakia

From lockdown in New Zealand to home quarantine in Slovakia. A COVID-19 odyssey

In which your correspondent inadvertently circumnavigates the globe in the middle of a pandemic.James Thomson, 10. Jun 2020, at 8:00

The deserted Auckland airport, New Zealand's busiest, in May 2020.

Slovakia 10, Britain 0

COVID-19 has given an indication that Brexit is unlikely to go well, least of all for the UK, Tony Blair's former top adviser writes for The Slovak Spectator.Alastair Campbell8. Jun 2020, at 19:50

Boris Johnson scores zero out of ten, writes Alastair Campbell, former spokesman of Tony Blair.
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President makes a wish, prime minister gives gifts

Lifting the coronavirus measures is not a birthday party.Michaela Terenzani, 8. Jun 2020, at 13:47

President Čaputová speaking in the parliament

George Floyd murder: A collision of four crises

Donald Trump's response is — yet another — reminder of how very bad he is at his job.Benjamin Cunningham, 8. Jun 2020, at 11:20


Will a robot take my work?

Artificial intelligence is becoming more and more advanced, but humans still do some jobs better than robots.Martin Spano, 8. Jun 2020, at 11:05

Martin Spano