Top Stories – AI
Natural-Language Processing (NLP) Takes Centre Stage as Machines Sound More Human
We’ve come a long way from the awkward, robotic machine voices that were popularised in science fiction movies. Natural-Language Processing is allowing chatbots to speak in such a way that can be almost indistinguishable from natural human speech. The implications are broad, and we’re already using NLP in our daily lives, but what is the future of increasingly lifelike AI?
by Shivdeep Dhaliwal
15 April, 2019
Top Stories – QUANTUM COMPUTING
Quantum Computing: Can Cryptography Survive?
Depending on what you read, quantum computing is either a panacea for cybersecurity’s most pressing issues or a threat to fundamental security measures currently in place which needs to be approached with extreme caution. BDJ spoke to a number of leaders in the field to find out more.
by Charlie Sammonds
10 April, 2019
Top Stories – AI
AI in Smart Cities: A Dystopian Future, Today
Facial recognition technology is already here, with major tech brands embedding it into their smartphones. The tech seemingly has a place in the smart cities of the future, but will the general public be willing to accept it in a climate of over-surveillance and data security concern?
by John Murray
15 March, 2019
Top Stories – BIOTECH
Insert That Where? The Future of Biohacking
Technology has become increasingly intrusive. Just a few decades ago, the idea of being near-constantly tethered to a device may have been unpalatable, particularly when that device sends your every activity to corporations and means you are contactable 24 hours a day. In 2018, though, we can hardly imagine living without one. Willingly integrating technology into your body, or biohacking, therefore seems like the next logical step.
by Charlie Sammonds
13 March, 2019
Top Stories – DIGITAL SOCIETY
SLUSH 2018: Why Tech Giants Are Shifting from Products to Platforms
Tech companies ordinarily become successful by doing one thing incredibly well, dominating an area of the market and expanding from there. There comes a point, though, where diversification is necessary to keep a company fresh, and tech giants like Amazon are branching out into building software platforms to ensure a place in the future of business.
by Charlie Sammonds
06 March, 2019
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