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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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Amazon rejects calls to ban sales of facial recognition

Amazon shareholders have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to ban the company from selling its Rekognition system to the police and government agencies. At the company’s recent annual general meeting, less than three...
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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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Ethical AI: Europe publishes new guidelines

Chris Middleton explains what Europe is doing to meet the ethical challenge posed by the rise of AI. What do organisations need to do to implement AI ethically – and just...

Online harms: Can UK internet regulation succeed?

Chris Middleton looks at the British government’s Online Harms white paper and whether the UK can really regulate the internet independently. The government has published its delayed – and much-anticipated – white...
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Why facial recognition systems should be regulated

Chris Middleton reports on a complex debate as the US considers putting legal restrictions on facial recognition systems. Moves are afoot in the US to regulate facial recognition technology. This month, two...

Brexit: Find out where your data lives

Regulation is core to our lives: some rail against it, while others see it as enabling trade on mutually agreed terms. For some, it’s red tape that stifles innovation, while others...

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Artificial Intelligence Helps Us Understand The Universe.

Have you ever stood outside under a bright starry-lit sky? It’s an overwhelming experience, and maybe the last thing on your mind is artificial...

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