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Credit Suisse CEO runs shy of equity return target, fears 'death spiral'

LONDON (Reuters) - Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam said he does not want to commit to a return on equity (ROE) target, because he fears it could lead to a “death spiral” in an uncertain regulatory environment where capital demands are ever increasing.<p>Swiss bank Credit Suisse Chief Executive Tidjane …

Credit Suisse

The new accountants don't have finance degrees

Vivian Chen's university classmates could not hide their confusion when she sought a job at PricewaterhouseCoopers.<p>Ms Chen, who was completing a …

Ernst & Young

Devils bridge, Germany. Our tips for 25 things to do in Germany: http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/blog/2011/11/21/what-to-do-in-germany/ | Germany | Pinterest |…

Life with robots: 'What people enjoy most is avoiding social interaction'

Silicon Valley Robotics boss says robots can spare people from having to interact human-to-human<p>Why does humanity need robots? Sometimes, to spare us the need to talk to other humans, according to Andra Keay, managing director of Silicon Valley Robotics.<p>Speaking at the Web Summit conference in …

Robotics

PwC used big data and machine learning to pick a Melbourne Cup winner -- here's what it said

Artificial intelligence is hot right now. The data boffins at PwC, naturally, applied it to picking some Melbourne Cup winners.<p>PwC explains: …

Skype’s co-founders are building small robots that deliver groceries for less than $2 a pop

It might not be long before your groceries are delivered by a robot that found its way to your house on its own.<p>Starship, a new startup founded by one of the co-founders of Skype, Janus Friis, and one of its original developers, Ahti Heinla, aims to use small, self-driving robots to deliver …

Robotics

Meet The Yamaha Motobot: A Robot That'll Learn To Ride Motorcycles Better Than Humans Can

Yamaha is delving into the world of autonomous vehicles in a way befitting the unique company that it is: by building a robot that is capable of learning to pilot a motorcycle better than a human can, but not just any human.<p>The Yamaha Motobot aims to outperform an elite world champion—nine-time …

Motorcycles

In defence of the annoying mature age student | Stephen Owen

You might think they’re a pain, but the mature-age students I prepare for university are thrilled to receive the intellectual nourishment they thought was reserved for others<p>Mature-age students are annoying, I know. I understand that when you’re 18 or 19, and already know everything, there’s not …

Tutorials

First ray of winter