UK Technology

Science Out In A Trump: Threats On Both Sides Of The Pond

Amitava Banerjee | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Politics
Amitava Banerjee

"As in political revolutions, so in paradigm choice- there is no standard higher than the assent of the relevant community...this issue of paradigm ch...

The UK's Industrial Strategy Must Have Higher Education At Its Heart

Professor John Raftery | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics
Professor John Raftery

I'm fortunate to work alongside amazing students and staff who are changing the world on a daily basis. UK universities have a lot to offer UK Plc, and can help us steer safely through the choppy waters ahead.

South Korea Is Working On An Incredible 'Near Supersonic' Train

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Tech

The South Korean government has said it plans to unveil a revolutionary train that can travel at near-supersonic speeds and would cut a five hour jour...

Technology Is Creating Jobs, Not Just 'Stealing Them'

Matty Mariansky | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Tech
Matty Mariansky

Technology has been "stealing our jobs" since at least the Bronze Age, so it's surprising after all these years that any of us have a job to go to in the mornings. The tired old trope of machines stealing the bread from our children's mouths has been trotted out at intervals since the time of Ned Ludd (at least), and the reason it keeps getting an airing is simple: it plays on our fears and insecurities - and it makes great copy. This does not, however, make it true.

If You Think Your Pupils Are Googling Their Way To Success, Think Again

Nick Shepley | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Shepley

Learning takes time, perseverance, effort and the knowledge that the learner has a right to be wrong, to make mistakes and to figure it out gradually. A learner's own imperfect answer which is the result of patience and reading is better than someone else's supposedly 'great' answer, acquired quickly online.

Will AI Bless Us With A 15 Hour Work-Week, Or Turn Us Into Paperclips?

Dan Rogers | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Rogers

Technology-driven unemployment is no longer just an ailment of low-income households. No job is safe. There are now AI lawyers, AI accountants, and AI financial advisors. Even AI hedge fund managers. So much money is now being spent on technology that Gartner estimates many companies spend more on marketing technology than they do on actual marketing.

Urban Innovation Predictions For 2017

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Peter Madden OBE

What does this year hold for the urban innovation agenda in the UK? Like many others, I completely failed to predict the Brexit vote or the Trump Presidency. But I'm having another go at the crystal ball gazing this year because I still think it's useful to speculate about - and prepare for - the future. So, here are my five predictions for UK cities in 2017.

What's New In TV From CES 2017?

Guy North | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Tech
Guy North

It's a strange way to start the New Year, but in the first week of January the world's tech industry gathers together in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronic Show. Now in its 50th year (and my second), the show is a chance for the great and the good to demonstrate their latest innovations to a willing audience of over 175,000 visitors

Generation Z Will Save Us And Trump Intolerance

Sinead Bunting | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Sinead Bunting

I rarely go to the cinema but over the Christmas break my cousin invited me to go and see a movie which happened to be Star Wars Rogue One. I hadn't ...

Where Do Humans Fit Into An Artificially Intelligent Future?

Philip Ellis | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

"There is no element of the work hierarchy where you shouldn't expect to see displacement," says Ming, citing recent McKinsey research which suggests that as much as 40 per cent of a CEO's job can be automated. "I don't think anyone currently owns that problem," she adds.

Move Over Meditation

Samantha Glass | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
 Samantha Glass

With a 32% increase in diagnosed mental health conditions in adults since 2007 and 92% of students feeling mentally distressed, it is of significant importance that we are constantly exploring different ways in which societies mental well-being can be improved as a whole.

Engineering Skills Are The Key To Achieving Sustainable Development And Reducing Foreign Aid Dependency

Wilson Nyemba | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech
Wilson Nyemba

Engineers have a huge role to play in this. Engineers extract water from source, distribute it and ensure it is clean and safe to drink. They make the machines that manufacture medicines. Engineers convert power, be it hydroelectric, thermal or nuclear and distribute it to the public, and are doing so in increasingly green ways.

Happy New Year! The Only Thing We Have To Fear Is The Lack Of Fear Itself

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

Every post you make, every breath you take, every search you make, they'll be watching you. Every bit of information you have ever entered anywhere online is stored, collated and held. For the most part, we give this data over without even thinking about the consequences, assuming it is safe.

Tech Startups Are Spearheading A New Era Of Giving Back In The UK

Chris Ciauri | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Ciauri

The UK's tech sector has seen remarkable growth in recent years - in fact according to Tech Nation 2016, the industry now accounts for 1.56 million jobs nationwide. And the startup sector is particularly strong, with a 92% increase in tech companies incorporated in London alone over the past three years.

A New Year's Digital Strategy For Book Publishers: Love The Ones You're With

Roger Warner | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
Roger Warner

As we start the new year it strikes me that most publishers are stuck on a treadmill, running as fast as they can towards an ill-defined digital nirvana that is consistently beyond their reach, whilst at the same time scrambling to make good on their six or seven figure author advances for new titles

Financial Literacy: The Elephant In The Room

Max Rofagha | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
Max Rofagha

Technology holds the key, with its proven track record of demystifying and simplifying complex industries to the great benefit of consumers. So far technology hasn't really touched on the issue of financial literacy and tech companies need to step up to fill the void left by the traditional advice industry.

Can An App Really Help Your Agoraphobia?

Samantha Glass | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
 Samantha Glass

Imagine waking up in the morning and being unable to take a step outside, imagine not being able to pop down to your local store or leave the house to visit family and friends. This is reality for those experiencing agoraphobia. The mere thought of leaving an individual's 'safe space' can result in a full blown panic attack.

Inventors Club Whitechapel: Driving Social Change Through Technology Within London's East End

Ibrahim Rahman | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
Ibrahim Rahman

My recent adventures in Tower Hamlets have filled me with inspiration. Inventors Club Whitechapel looks forward to 2017 with ambitious projects to continue their mission of highlighting and nurturing young and local talent.

I Want To Punch Your Inspirational Quote In The Face

Anne Look | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Tech
Anne Look

Are we losing the subtle intricacies that come from a look or slight movement? Are we losing our attention to detail, our ability to focus or our imaginations that used to be forced to build colour, people and stories amongst the pages of brilliant writers.

Twitter Is Having An Identity Crisis, It Needs To Solve Its Hate Problem

Checan Laromani | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Tech
Checan Laromani

Twitter is in choppy waters. Struggling to find a buyer, its share price hit record lows this year. With its user base pretty much stagnant, and under intense investor scrutiny, Twitter's purpose and direction has become progressively blurred.

Video: Might #AI Save, NOT Destroy Us?

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

For each episode of the series, I try to go out on the field and talk to everyday citizens about their most pressing questions to do with the topic we're covering. In this case, a significant amount of people wanted to know if machines could behave ethically, think independently and critically, be used ethically.

Death Of The School Gate - How Can We Strengthen Parent Communities?

Susan Burton | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Parents
Susan Burton

This month, we've seen the UK falling again in the global Pisa rankings for both Maths and English. So just how should parents follow UK OFSTED guidance and increase "parental engagement" with their school and with other parents?

Why 2017 Is The Time For Responsible Leadership

Marco Comastri | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK
Marco Comastri

Ultimately, all of us need to make the right choices to ensure we use technology to develop skills in a way that helps everyone to succeed. This needs to be our response to the challenges posed by technology and globalisation - and it's everyone's responsibility.

Do Democratic Practices Stunt Technological Growth?

Duncan Kenyon | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Tech
Duncan Kenyon

Politicians cannot ignore their voters to this extent and cannot embrace advantages of this. It is the mass unemployment issue that will cause most concern to politician's short-lived careers. Donald Trump cannot promise the Rustbelt States that voted for him that he would bring back jobs from foreign countries and replace these unskilled workers' jobs with machines.

This Terrifying Giant Mech Isn't Hollywood Special Effects, It's Real

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Tech

Meet Method-2 a vast hulking “mech” and one that, according to its creators, is a world first. This vast robot is the brainchild of designer Vital...