Hidden cost of AI from privacy, equality, and freedom

Ever wondered what happens when artificial intelligence is shaping our understanding of ourselves, our societies and saturates our political life and depletes our planet? Dr Kate Crawford, senior principal researcher at Microsoft Research, co-founder and director of research at the  AI Now Institute at NYU, a visiting professor at the  MIT Center for Civic Media,…

Pursue your dreams!

Most amazing stories have pretty average beginnings, invest in your own success, as the pandemic has forced every organisation to change the way it is run, requiring leadership to survive. Both Pharmaceuticals and supply chain management have propelled into the spotlight by the pandemic.  In 2013, Stephanie Bazeley, and nine other university friends made Monstrum,…

Fancy drinking your Coca-cola from paper bottle

Coca-Cola is to test a paper bottle as part of a longer-term bid to eliminate plastic from its packaging entirely and has set a goal of producing zero waste by 2030. The Paper Bottle Company or PABOCO is a Danish firm behind the innovative development of the paper-based container, 100  per cent recyclable,  which is…

Ensure chip shortage does not affect you

Qualcomm, which makes processors and modem that power any of the leading smartphones and other consumer gadgets,  what the resurgent car industry was facing called “ Chipageddon.” When the supplies run short, it halts manufacturing chips, as gamers struggled to buy new graphic cards, Apple had to stagger the release of its iPhones 12 Pro…

Bebo is going to be relaunched – Facebook and Twitter watch out

Michael Birch co-founder of Bebo plans to relaunch his social network with real-time interactions between friends rather than the new feeds displayed by Twitter and Facebook which inadvertently spread fake news. Bebo – an acronym for “Blog early, blog often” was once the most popular network in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. In…

Verifying, Identifying and Amplifying new evidence  as history  is filmed by losers on their smartphones

Bellingcat, the home-grown investigative unit, the most innovative practitioners of open-source intelligence and online journalism, self-taught internet sleuths end up solving several mega crimes of our time. Their founder, a high school dropout on a kitchen laptop tells the story of how they created a whole new category of information-gathering galvanising citizen journalists across the…

Is Apple creating its own search engine?

Apple is likely to have been working on its own search engine for years, after key hiring in 2018 of John Giannandrea, former Google head of search to improve AI tech and Siri and software hints to improve search. The Applebot web crawler has seen increased activity for years, potentially laying the groundwork for a…

Post-furlough job losses worse among young and ethnic minorities

Resolution Foundation’s latest survey of 6, 000 adults found 19 per cent of 18-24-year-olds who were furloughed during lockdown were unemployed in September. For Black, Asian, and other minority ethnic workers the figure was 22 per cent compared to 9 per cent for the general population. The Treasury said its wage support schemes had helped…