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Why My Children Won't Have Driving Licences

Marko Guček | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech
Marko Guček

For millions of people around the world, for much of the 20th Century, one of the most important skills they ever learnt was how to drive. Today, we see tremendous strain on our transport infrastructure, with roads handling many more vehicles than they were designed for.

Wage Against The Machine: Why We're Destined To Fight AI For Our Jobs

Dan Rogers | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Rogers

When it comes to AI and jobs, there's two theories on how things will end up. Optimists will tell you that man and machine can coexist, be better together and live harmoniously. Others say new tech will leave millions unemployed.

The Fourth Revolution Is Underway And You Are Leading The Charge

Dave Labuda | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dave Labuda

Mass adoption of the Internet introduced the Third Industrial Revolution, which completely upended the ways in which we live and work. Now, experts are starting to weigh in on the Fourth Industrial Revolution - the rise of digital lifestyles and the new ways in which technology becomes embedded within societies, business and even the human body.

Robots Could Replace 250,000 Public-Sector Jobs By 2030

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech

A quarter of a million public sector jobs could be replaced by computers over the next 13 years, according to a new report from a right-wing think tan...

Uber Drivers Forced To Pay For Sweets For Customers, MPs Told

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics

Uber drivers told MPs they had been forced to pay for sweets and water for customers in order to compete for ratings. They told the Commons Work and P...

8 Kind Responses To Trump's Muslim Ban That Will Give You Hope

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK

Many were horrified by the executive order signed by Donald Trump on Friday banning refugees from entering the US from seven predominantly Muslim coun...

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.

Are We Looking After The Gig Economy?

Rich Wagner | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Rich Wagner

So the next time you're booking a long weekend away, taking a taxi ride or getting some shelves fixed, make sure you play your part to ensure this exciting and evolving industry continues to spearhead the UK economy for years to come.

Uber Accused Of Cashing In With x4.5 Fares During London #Tubestrike

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK

As the capital’s Underground system ground to a halt today, taxi firm Uber has been accused of reaping the rewards of commuter misery. During peak t...

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.

Why Uber's Self-Driving Car Service Was Suspended Just Hours After It Launched

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech

Uber’s self-driving cars have been suspended in San Francisco after two vehicles were seen running red lights hours after the service launched. The ...

Uber Staff 'Used God View To Spy On Celebs And Exes'

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Tech
Read More: Uber, UK Tech News

Uber employees regularly used the firm’s “God View” feature to track politicians, celebrities and ex-boyfriends and girlfriends, according to a ...

Woman Pays For 'Longest Uber Drive Ever Recorded' To See Boyfriend

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For most of us, travelling across town to see a mate is a big commitment. But one woman has taken cross country travel to a whole new level. The unnam...

Uber Bans Passengers From Flirting With Each Other In Updated Guidelines

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech

It’s the beginning of a modern love story: sharing a drunk Uber pool on a Saturday night and chatting with your fellow passengers. But now the ride...

Uber's Latest Update That Tracks Your Location Branded 'Creepy' And 'Arrogant' By Customers

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Tech

Uber’s latest app update has introduced a controversial new feature that tracks customers for up to five minutes after their journey ends. And peop...

How My Uber Driver Reminded Me That The World Really Isn't Falling Apart

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

Craig, you made my day. Actually Craig, scrap that. You made my week. You reminded me that regardless of the dire political and economic states of my two residences (London and North Carolina), there are still some incredible people out there. You may not have written an acclaimed novel on the collapse of the Soviet Union or performed Chopin blindfolded but you made me and my mum smile a lot.

How Travel Is Becoming A Little Less Scary

Edward Lowe | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Edward Lowe

What will this trend of increased app use mean for the future of travel? It is only going to become more connected as these platforms develop to become more available throughout the world, and wifi connections become the norm.

You Can't Stop Disruption - But You Can Learn From It

Chris Wright | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Wright

All big technology changes create new opportunities, and create new doors that you never knew existed. You just have to accept that and be open to it. Change, no matter how unsettling, can be turned round to your advantage and can be used to create new businesses that employ new workers, giving them hope for the future.

Why Politicians Need To Get Real About Digital Innovation

Risto Sarvas | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Risto Sarvas

Yes the world is changing fast. It's obvious that digital innovation operates on a more accelerated timetable than the time it takes to change laws and regulations. But is that a good enough reason to place technologists and innovators in the driving seat? What kind of a society will they create? What kind of politics will 'disruptive innovations' introduce?

The Gig Economy - It's Not Rock And Roll, It's Boss And Control

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Tech
Fiona Hotston Moore

It is tempting to think the rise in self-employment and the gig economy represent some sort of return to the genuine market economy of the Eighteenth Century, a time when people traded with each other to survive as the industrial revolution gave them the tools with which to do so.

Uber Just Made Its iPhone And Android App A LOT Better

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Tech
Read More: Car, Uber, UK Tech News

Uber has rolled out a major update for its iOS and Android app that streamlines the experience while adding some impressive new features. Upon first o...

Uber, The "Gig Economy" And Trade Unions

Anindya Raychaudhuri | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Tech
Anindya Raychaudhuri

So, the Uber ruling is a very good thing indeed - but you won't be surprised to hear a Trade Union activist say this. What is more interesting, and more troubling for me, is the realisation that even if the coming challenges to this ruling are unsuccessful, the "gig economy" as an entity isn't about to disappear

Legal Struggles In The Age Of Uber-Capitalism: Are Uber-Drivers Workers Or Self-Employed?

Christian Fuchs | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Tech
Christian Fuchs

There is much talk about the sharing- and gig-economy. The basic idea is that mediated by apps and the Internet, humans share information, data, goods, services, their location, property, or animals.

The Uber Tribunal Ruling Could Ruin My Life

Anna Campbell | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK
Anna Campbell

I don't understand why I should not get to choose the type of contract I enter into with my employer - why should the unions and courts decide for me? I'm not a child that needs to be told what's best for me.

Today Is A Happy Day For Uber Drivers Sick And Tired Of Losing Out On Basic Rights At Work

Asif Hanif | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Tech
Asif Hanif

Today, drivers won a pivotal victory in a case taken by my union, GMB against Uber that proved that they really are employees and not "partners" as the company always says... Up till now, Uber drivers have not been guaranteed a minimum wage - and as GMB, has shown, not every driver always makes the legal minimum. We're also not entitled to holiday pay and as a result, any time off means a loss of earnings, which can mean a lot when you have bills to pay. When Uber comes in and takes advantage of all the opportunities they have in Britain, they should also respect the law of the land and we have shown that today.