Smart cities and AI: apocalypse or opportunity?
With worldwide spending on smart city technologies projected to reach $135bn by 2021, AI initiatives will need to be carefully thought through by governments and local authorities to avoid potential disasters in the long term.
Hotel tech is booming and it’s getting personal
The hotel industry is realising it has to be about more than just a place to stay – revenues are being driven by the ability to create great experiences and satisfy guests.
Humans and Technology: The Hybrid Generation
How will we communicate with the world by 2030, and how will technology change us as a society?
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.
Facial recognition: Will a future criminal be wearing your face?
Chris Middleton asks whether technologies such as Face++ point towards a future of ultimate security and conformity, or entirely new types of crime.
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.
Coding ethics into technology
Computer Ethics Professor Simon Rogerson explains why ethical considerations are vital at the design stage as society becomes more and more reliant on technology.