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August 24, 2017

Why the app generation want to phone in their contributions

The app generation employee sees the workplace and the smartphone as being one and the same thing. What challenge does this create for IT leaders? Chris Middleton reports.

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August 14, 2017

The Data Protection Bill & GDPR: an innovator’s challenge

The UK’s new Data Protection Bill is simply GDPR with a Brexit mask. But what challenges does it pose to technology innovators? Chris Middleton reports.

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August 3, 2017

Why jet repair bots are a Rolls Royce solution

Repairing jet engines means keeping planes on the ground; but it also means despatching engineers to the far side of the world at short notice. Rolls Royce believes that robots...

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July 20, 2017

2020: why a quarter of workers could be robots

Robotics and AI are poised to be a trillion-dollar industry worldwide. What are some of the more unusual and innovative applications? Chris Middleton presents a ‘Top of the Bots’ chart...

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July 3, 2017

Coding ethics into technology

Computer Ethics Professor Simon Rogerson explains why ethical considerations are vital at the design stage as society becomes more and more reliant on technology.

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June 28, 2017

Global innovation report: How the UK must change its tune

The UK is a creative nation. But unless the government acts, it is set to fall out of the world innovation top 10. Chris Middleton explains why, and what needs...

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June 26, 2017

Tech innovation is disrupting the news itself, says Reuters

The Reuters Digital News Report 2017 busts some myths and maps a fast-changing digital media landscape. The conclusion: algorithms now hold all the power, not journalists.

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June 14, 2017

Tech Week: Can it restore confidence in UK innovation?

London’s Tech Week is a superb showcase for the UK technology industry but initiatives like this will do little to help the UK unless the government stops seeing the sector...

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June 7, 2017

A Manifesto for Digital Change (Part 3: A New Industrial Strategy)

Insecurity, joblessness, and stalled living standards are powerful drivers of protectionism – we learned that in no uncertain terms from the Brexit vote. However, “an economic policy that seeks to...

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June 1, 2017

A Manifesto for Digital Britain (Part 2: Education and Skills)

With the General Election nearly upon us, techUK, the industry organisation that represents 700,000 IT and digital professionals across over 900 UK businesses, has issued its own manifesto. Inventing the...

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May 25, 2017

Special report: TechUK’s manifesto for change (Part 1: Digital Security)

As the UK gears up for its third General Election in less than a decade, techUK has released a manifesto for economic renewal in an information-led economy.

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May 19, 2017

Computer vision: Can AI ever truly emulate the human brain?

Humans have long dreamed of a world whereby robots are used as to aid us in completing menial labour and house chores so we don’t have to. The problem is,...

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May 15, 2017

GDPR, Brexit and surveillance: the perfect storm

Brexit has had many divisive and damaging effects, not least of which is the now widely held belief that regulations are damaging for national economies – as though mutually agreed...

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May 4, 2017

How GDPR and personal APIs will fight off the corporate ‘vempires’

Data is the de facto currency of our age. And the data we gather about our lives, health, travel, energy use, commodity consumption, and so on, could be used to...