Governments ‘must create markets for good’
Governments have a pivotal role to play in creating markets that innovate for the benefit of their citizens, the former chief of the Government Digital Service insisted last week at the launch of a new institute designed to promote “mission-driven” public policy. Julian Blake reports. (more…)
Hancock: tech for good vital
Using technology to do good in the world is vital and the best use of the digital knowledge we now hold, government digital minister Matt Hancock told a London audience this week. His comments come as the government releases a green paper on internet safety proposing to tackle ‘tech for bad’ through a new code of practice and social media levy. (more…)
Could we build a Blade Runner replicant?
The sequel to the sci-fi classic Blade Runner, just out, takes us back to a future where androids made with organic body parts are indistinguishable from humans. But, 35 years after the original, are we any closer to building such machines? Fumiya Iida reports. (more…)
Doteveryone’s good internet fight
Doteveryone exists to help create a fairer internet – one that is understood by all and driven by trusted tech. Launched by Baroness Martha Lane Fox in 2015, the independent think tank is now led day-to-day by chief executive Rachel Coldicutt. She talks to Catherine Eade. (more…)