Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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Should we fear AI, or embrace its benefits?

Fifty-two technologists, academics, and business leaders have been quoted by business intelligence group CB Insights as saying that AI could spiral out of control and threaten human society. Some have hit the...
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The Nth party: compliance with anti-bribery and corruption laws

For Fortune Global 1000 companies with complex global footprints and multiple third party affiliations, compliance with cybersecurity regulations, including anti-bribery and corruption laws, is a challenge. Global supply chains are inevitably...
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Quantifying Ads Across Social Media

There are some smooth advertisements that put across the importance of purchasing certain products. Perhaps it is the jingle or a snarky comment or even a one-liner that renders it etched...
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Some Catching Up To Do

In 2010 President Obama had exhorted American students to toil harder in schools, as their hard work and success would determine America’s leadership and hegemony in an increasingly multipolar world. He...
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Underwater robotics: a UK opportunity

Seaborne and underwater robotics for the offshore energy sector could be major opportunity for Britain, according to a new report from Innovate UK. Marine robotics includes Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), which are...
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Ageing populations demand new technologies, says government

In 2014, the median age of the UK population passed 40 for the first time. Over the next 20 years, the number of citizens aged over 60 will increase from just...
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Electoral Interference: Taming the Bear

These days the internet is being used as a weapon of international war. Even as we bid adieu to French President Francois Hollande last week amidst closely observed elections in France,...
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UK broadband: More smoke and mirrors from Whitehall

Chris Middleton explains why the government’s latest announcement about rural broadband is welcome – but not what it appears to be. A UK programme to roll out full-fibre, gigabit-capable broadband to remote...
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You Gotta Fight For Your Right to….Bitcoin?

Sometimes you have to fight for your rights. No one knows this better than the Beastie Boys. The 1986 release of ‘You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Party’ on the...
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How AI and robots drive the next generation of jobs

Chris Middleton explains why the dominant narrative about robots equalling mass unemployment is wrong. However, the nature of work and skills is certainly changing. In 2018, the World Economic Forum (WEF) predicted...

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How Big is Big Brother?

Few books in history are as insightful as George Orwell’s magnum opus 1984. And quite frankly, in this era of big government and executive...

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