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…)
Can machines stop suicide?
In a week when attention has turned to the often-overlooked issue of suicide, we’re reminded that it remains the biggest single killer of UK men under 45. Experts have been testing ways to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify and help the men who need help most. So could tech intervene to save lives? Julian Blake reports. (more…)