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Rise of the Humans

Michel Van der Bel | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech
Michel Van der Bel

If you don't work in the tech industry, it's easy to get the impression that AI systems are just ticking things off the list one by one until we humans are all redundant. But human vs. machine competitions that capture our imaginations represent only a small slice of the amazing AI research that's occurring worldwide.

Will Robots Really Take Over Our Jobs?

Leslie Willcocks | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech
Leslie Willcocks

For employers, the benefits of using RPA instead of human staff include significant cost savings, faster processing (a study of an organisation within London's insurance market, showed that data which previously took two days to process, took only 30 minutes using RPA), less error and a massively increased output.

The Digital Afterlife: How Technology Has Changed the Way We Grieve

Philip Ellis | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

There was a time when only two things in life were certain; death and taxes. Now there's a third certainty; that the imprint we leave online will last long after we are gone. By 2012, just eight years after Facebook launched, 30 million profile owners had died. According to some estimates, 8,000 Facebook users die every day, leaving behind profiles, photos, likes, and memories.

Tinder: My Right Hand Master Procrastinator

Sasha Govor | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sasha Govor

My name is Sasha and I'm a procrastinator. That's right, a self-diagnosed, self-confessed time wasting expert with a diary full of back-to-back procrastination meetings. I gave up on eating lunch today as it was a distraction from the amount of procrastination I had to get done.

Listen to Those Scientists Around the Table Talking Gibberish, They Likely Have Something Pretty Cool to Say

Katie Duffell | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Tech
Katie Duffell

Ever since I can remember I've loved science, and although it's difficult to sit at the dinner table and discuss work without it seeming I'm speaking another language, I maintain that I have one of the most exciting jobs in the world.

Change LGBTQ People's Life With Science and Technology in China

Geng Le | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Tech
Geng Le

When I look back on the past decade and a half that I have spent promoting LGBT issues in China, I see that so much has changed for the better. Fifteen years ago, I could have never imagined that I would be one of the British Councils 33 Global LGBT Influencers.

Artificial Intelligence - The Fourth Revolution?

Max Sanderson | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Tech
Max Sanderson

Just over a week ago, Google Deepmind's AlphaGo machine crushed 18-time World Go Champion Lee Sedol 4-1 in a 5 game series, heralding an achievement many experts predicted to be at least a decade away.

Come On R2, Drive My Car

Nick Abbot | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

Elon Musk is the man who invented cheese in a can, or something really big like that, and he told Fortune magazine that his Tesla Motors is two years away from achieving a fully autonomous self-driving car.

Can I Get Down Please, Google?

Katherine Lowe | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Parents
Katherine Lowe

Sometimes I worry how this lifestyle of technology-enabled instant gratification will affect her and her brother in the long-term. Will they be less willing to roll their sleeves up and work hard, and will they display less patience when it comes to achievements and rewards?

A Week With This Digital Notepad Has Reminded Me That The Pen Is Still Mightier

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

Take a guess at how many note taking apps I currently use? I won't drag this out but the answer is four. That is a simply ridiculous number of note-taking apps, especially when we're all desperately searching for that productive nirvana where we can organise our lives both digitally and meaningfully in the way that only a good old fashioned ring binder can.

The Race to Autonomous Vehicles: How Cyber-Security Is Putting the Connected Car in Reverse

Gary Newe | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

It's official - the automotive industry is being disrupted by new business models and technologies. The frontiers have undoubtedly been shifted, as manufacturers compete to produce driverless and connected cars.

Women's Leadership Networking

Camilla Ley-Valentin | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Tech
Camilla Ley-Valentin

I strongly believe that the world needs more females in the tech industry, and events like this are very important to continue to focus on the gender issue in the industry and also the lack of IT professionals in general.

Meerkat's Back in the Market

Jason Mander | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

A year ago, Meerkat was the breakout hit of SXSW, the annual festival in Austin focusing on the latest trends in media, music and film. Executives were lining up to broadcast live streams via the app and many were touting it as the next big thing. It was seen as the future of how content would be consumed and how brands would interact with their target audiences.

The Facebook Alternatives You Could Be Using...

Rory Natkiel | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Tech
Rory Natkiel

Is Facebook as annoying as your 200th-best friend? Is Twitter just for angry old people and online harassment? Here's six alternatives that each, in their own way, take new approaches to social media, including some that don't seem like social media at all (but they are).

Miracle Science - Six Amazing Medical Breakthroughs

Jodie Tyley | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

There's some amazing scientific breakthroughs on the horizon with scientists and engineers from a wide range of different specialisms working together to create an array of new medical technologies that could completely transform the way we diagnose, treat and even cure disease.

Lifting the Lid on Rugby's Data Revolution

Nick Millman | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Sport
Nick Millman

At Accenture, we combine deep technical knowledge of data platforms, advanced data analysis capabilities and the expertise to interpret the analytics. I'm looking forward to continuing to use this winning combination to provide deeper insights to rugby fans in the final round of a tightly fought 6 Nations championship.

My Love Letter To Twitter, On Its Tenth Birthday

Daniel Welsh | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Tech
Daniel Welsh

For some reason, even though online dating has become so accepted it's practically blasé, people can still often be dismissive of friendships forged online, as if they're somehow less valuable or meaningful than friendships that stemmed from working on the till opposite someone at Tesco 15 years ago.

How Technology Is Transforming Disabled People's Lives

Kim Lawther | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech
Kim Lawther

For years, disabled people had to rely on somebody else doing things for them. But now with the help of assistive technology, disabled people can do things that would have never been possible before - from switching on a light to having a voice to express themselves.

Five Ways Twitter Has Changed the World

Lisa Harris | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK Tech
Lisa Harris

Dorsey effectively created the phenomenon of micro-blogging through his 140 character count. Today, tweeting is common practice, spawning some 6,000 tweets per second, 500 million tweets per day and around 200 billion tweets per year.

Genomes and Gnomes

Vivienne Parry | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK Tech
Vivienne Parry

For this year's British Science Week, we launched two exciting new projects. Debates about genomics, DNA and data, and a set of animations featuring gnomes - yes, the garden statues with hats.

There's Another Hidden Messenger Game And This Is How To Play It

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook's revealed yet another cheekily hidden game in its Messenger app. This time, it's a clever swipe-to-shoot basketball match. A...

You're in Love With Your Phone and It's Making You a Bit Rubbish

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech
Jade E. Bradford

I've had all the notifications turned off on my phone for about a year now. Nobody would ever know, though. I never miss a thing. Because the damn phone is always in my hand. I'm never not looking at it. On the rare occasions I'm not looking at it, I'm thinking about the fact that I'm not looking at it. I'm in an unhealthy relationship with my phone and we need to break up.

Hitman Review: Will Episodic Content Hold The Iconic Franchise Back?

The Huffington Post | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech

Allow me a moment to be the most stereotypical 25-year-old man and open my review of a violent video game with a quote from The Simpsons. It's the epi...

Pi, Pies and Why EU Membership Makes Us Smarter

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

Our capacity to push forward our understanding depends directly on international collaboration, whether joint projects or visiting students and researchers, and adequate science, research and development funding.

Guy Casually Solves Three Rubik's Cubes While Juggling. Internet Doesn't Believe Him

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Tech

A man, who calls himself Rubocubo, is making the Internet feel inadequate after appearing to solve three Rubik's cubes while juggling all of them. Yes...