Trust robots to put safety first
History shows that, when human control is replaced by automation, accidents fall because machines are designed to protect human safety. As we progress to a more robotic future, that’s a principle that should inform debates about control, argues Simon Watson. (more…)
What does 2018 hold in store?
Drones for good, a green internet, regulated Ai and data as consumer tool – all on the list of predictions for 2018 from Nesta. How many are likely to become reality next year? And, with the series in its seventh year, how have previous years’ predictions fared? (more…)
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…)