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…)
VR game for good spots dementia
Can virtual reality diagnose dementia? That’s a question the scientists behind a major new VR game for good – hope to answer positively, as the numbers in the UK with the disease doubles in the next two decades. (more…)
Why healthcare is such a cyber target
Earlier this summer, the NHS was hit by a ransomware attack that froze computers holding records and running appointments. But it’s no flash in the pan: last year healthcare was the fifth most targeted industry for cyber-attacks. Myrsini Athinaiou explains why. (more…)
Four in 10 children ‘ignored by parents’
When it comes to smartphone screen time, new evidence suggests that it is parents rather than children who spend the most time on their mobiles. A survey of Brits on holiday finds that children are left feeling ignored by their parents’ social media habits. (more…)