Ai to create legacy for ailing man
Artificial intelligence is helping to create an enduring legacy for a 24-year-old man with a rare skin condition that is likely to end his life prematurely, a London health technology event heard last week. Julian Blake reports. (more…)
‘Major trust deficit’ for tech firms
Technology firms have a “major trust deficit” to overcome on data protection – and politicians must do more to protect people against the changes that technology is bringing, a new UK public opinion survey finds. Julian Blake reports.
UK ‘well-placed’ for 4IR benefits
The UK is well-placed to benefit economically from the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, if it puts change “centre stage, not backstage”, the man responsible for coining the term said this week, as a new parliamentary group convened in Westminster to add political momentum to the debate. (more…)
Work the way people work
Katz Kiely, digital innovator and founder of software startup beep, thinks we’re at a crossroads. Technologists need to focus their energy on designing solutions that pave the road to a people-centred future. Here she explains why. (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…)