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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...
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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...
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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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Qualcomm and their Snapdragon 845 is the future of VR

Qualcomm has been inventing technology for the world since 1985. Before smartphones or autonomous cars, Qualcomm was laying down a foundation for the future with their groundbreaking technology. Qualcomm has continued...
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Manufacturers Beware

The demand for cybersecurity will certainly rise as a new report by NTT Security sheds some light into growth in cyber threats. NTT Security’s Global Threat Intelligence Center (GTIC) released their...
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The Tale of Two Behemoths

Up until Super Bowl XLII, David Tyree was a backup receiver and a special teams Pro Bowler at best. However, his relatively quiet career would be defined by a single moment...
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Stealing from the Premier League

Human nature is contrarian at heart. Everyone is born with an innate sense of rebellion, an instinct that makes every child want to say “No.” Parents are very familiar with this...

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SegWit Activates, Bitcoin Stability Remains Intact

SegWit (Segregated Witness) has just been locked in to the Bitcoin blockchain with little or no fanfare. Thirty-somethings will likely remember the Y2K scare...

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