Tech deployed against modern slavery
Technology is increasingly being used as a weapon for good against the scourge of modern slavery – but is also heavily abused by perpetrators to target and misinform potential victims of trafficking, a London debate on tech and modern slavery heard this month. (more…)
Can neuroscience explain diversity?
Google engineer James Damore’s recent memo arguing that men and women are suited better to different roles caused a storm in and beyond Silicon Valley. But, says Gina Rippon, science itself tells us way more about gender similarities than differences. How should diversity programmes respond? (more…)
We don’t need strict net neutrality rules
Facebook and Google have joined 10m people lobbying to stop the US government repealing laws preserving net neutrality. But, argues Konstantinos Stylianou, preserving regulations to ensure ISPs treat all content equally is a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.
Digital Gum offers skills that stick
The often-overlooked but significant Thames Valley tech business cluster has a double boost this month, with the announcement of a new digital skills programme for apprentices and work returners coming hard on the heels of a new published list of 50 digital ‘game changers’ from the area. (more…)