Ai and the secret life of men
The latest Harry’s masculinity report contains startling findings about what it means to be a man in the UK in 2019. Its data has been collected by a bot deployed by London ‘intelligently artificial’ studio Us Ai. Co-founder Pete Trainor says machines used wisely can guide us to a more positive future.
Conference debates public innovation
Two hundred decision makers from across government and industry gather at a one-day conference in London next month, to debate the biggest tech opportunities for public services – particularly in artificial intelligence and govtech innovation. (more…)
How Google became an extension of our mind
After 20 years, Google has become a ubiquitous part of our lives. It plans our journeys, manages our diaries and answers our most difficult questions. But, argues Benjamin Curtis, the tech giant has become more than just an indispensable tool. (more…)
IBM’s debating computer: the verdict
IBM’s Project Debater looks like machines are ready to understand humans – but the reality is that we’re still in the earliest days of artificial intelligence. Chris Reed argues that the idea that computers are reaching human-level competence is an illusion created by the huge corporations that make them. (more…)