Fairphone takes €7m investment call
Ethical smartphone provider Fairphone has heralded a new chapter in its five-year story by confirming a new €7m funding round, following the appointment of a new chief exec to replace founder Bas van Abel. Can the new injection help the company go head to head with the mega smartphone providers?
Summit voices on the record
This autumn at London’s British Library, DigitalAgenda hosted its first Power & Responsibility summit, looking at regulation, trust and the unintended consequences of the digital age. Ahead of this month’s publication of our post-summit green paper, all of the summit sessions are now available to hear again. (more…)
Google makes responsibility case
Can big tech be trusted to use the vast power it holds responsibly? That question was at the heart of our Power & Responsibility summit, held in London this month. Of the big tech five, Google joined us to make its case as a responsible business. It rightly fielded tough questions on tax and monopoly power. Julian Blake reports.
New institute for ethical Ai in education
A new institute for ethical Ai in education has been unveiled – with a remit to tackle the threat young people face from the rapid growth of technology. Its new head says it will demand more ethical practice from tech companies.