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.
Adults should beware ‘stranger danger’ too
Online safety has become a huge issue for parents and children alike. But, in a world of mass social media and online dating, are the adults neglecting their own advice and making ‘friends’ too easily, ask Michelle McManus and Louise Almond. (more…)
Will Industry 4.0 end manufacturing jobs?
The new wave of industrial change – known as Industry 4.0 – looks likely to see more human redundancy from manufacturing jobs than ever before, because of the more autonomous, collaborative nature of the robots being deployed, explains Jeff Morgan.
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…)