Last week, we published a report on using data science in policy. The report covers eight exemplar projects from our new
Constant notifications remind us that life is happening somewhere else. And we're at the mercy of unregulated content creators, shaping our worldview with everything from political outrage and fake news, to unrealistic body-image and lifestyle comparisons.
The new Apple iPhone X uses facial-recognition software (FRS) to unlock the device rather than a pin or fingerprint. Apple's adoption of FRS underlines the importance of this burgeoning technology. We will likely see a massive spread in the use of FRS which will bring many benefits but some serious risks which we need to start addressing now.
Search engines can seem like magic. You have a question; the Internet has the answer. But not all search results are equal. Everything from your location to previous searches and your social media habits builds a little content bubble. A personalised corner of the World Wide Web has been curated just for you.
Predicting a year's worth of trends in a field as explosive as artificial intelligence is a bit like guessing what a human would do if you gave them every superpower all at once. Would they heat up their latte using eye lasers or rob a bank with a cucumber?
Blockchain has become a real buzzword over the past year - not only in technology and business circles, but also in our everyday conversations. But what would life look like if blockchain underpinned our society, businesses, and government, in the same way the Internet transformed our lives?
'Subject's eyes are closed.'
Richard Lee, a New Zealand man of Asian descent, was surprised to find earlier this month that his passport photo had been
It sounds like a posthuman dystopian nightmare - that the technology which we use on a daily basis is spreading misinformation as fact, lies as truth. Whilst the reality might not be as dramatic as this, it is true that the Information Age seems to lack safeguards for accurate information in the world of big data, social networks and online news.
But it is pretty terrible.