AI and its Impact on Productivity and Employment

by Adi Gaskell As AI has progressed at quite a pace in recent years, it is inevitable that governments have tried to get a handle on things and better understand how it might influence society.  For instance, I wrote recently about a report by the British government’s Science & Technology Select Committee into AI, which looked at …

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State of the World in 2050

by Ian Pearson Some things are getting better, some worse. 2050 will be neither dystopian nor utopian. A balance of good and bad not unlike today, but with different goods and bads, and slightly better overall. Health We will have cost-effective and widespread cures or control for most cancers, heart disease, diabetes, dementia and most other …

How Much is your Online Data Worth?

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by Ciro Borriello The attack started on 12 May 2017. Within a few hours it spread across 150 countries, infecting over 230,000 computers. The scale reached by the ransomware WannaCry represents a significant breakthrough in the history of hacking, bringing the computers of public and private sector networks, ranging from the British National Health Service to Spain’s …