Tech Trends 2018: The year in innovation
Hack & Craft News present a rundown of eight technology hotspots, strategic topics, and things to watch out for this year.
Can Innovation drive us into digital slavery?
At the height of the fallout from the Credit Crunch, I launched a new airport lounge venture called SLOW. The concept challenged conventional business thinking by creating a brand that championed
Black Mirror: Science fiction or a chilling reality?
With the new series due for release next month, Chris Middleton explains why Black Mirror and the real world are already indistinguishable from each other.
Agtech: Where field and server farms meet
The robot farmer is here, but the biggest agtech innovations will come from the IoT, big data, and analytics.
Why jet repair bots are a Rolls Royce solution
Repairing jet engines means keeping planes on the ground; but it also means despatching engineers to the far side of the world at short notice. Rolls Royce believes that robots are the answer.
2020: why a quarter of workers could be robots
Robotics and AI are poised to be a trillion-dollar industry worldwide. What are some of the more unusual and innovative applications? Chris Middleton presents a ‘Top of the Bots’ chart rundown.
Computer vision: Can AI ever truly emulate the human brain?
Humans have long dreamed of a world whereby robots are used as to aid us in completing menial labour and house chores so we don’t have to. The problem is, it is very difficult to get a robot to move and navigate like a human because it doesn’t have our muscles and nerves, and more importantly, it doesn’t have our brain.
How GDPR and personal APIs will fight off the corporate ‘vempires’
Data is the de facto currency of our age. And the data we gather about our lives, health, travel, energy use, commodity consumption, and so on, could be used to plan more sustainable communities, cure diseases, reduce carbon emissions, and more.
Why automation could lead to mass unemployment and how a Universal Basic Income might be the only solution
As editor of a technology title, I receive hundreds of pitches each day on virtually every single conceivable topic. The hype surrounding certain technologies tends to come and go. However one area has been consistently topping the coverage charts for years: artificial intelligence.
AI: Friend or Foe? (Part II)
In the second part of his report, Chris Middleton looks at the strategic challenge of implementing AI systems.