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'The Internet of Things in people will prevent rise of the robots'

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'Any concerns we have about the rise of the robots taking our jobs is not really an issue because we will be those robots,' Ade McCormack tells Computing IT Leaders Summit
10 Dec 2014

Insurance firms expect to acquire digital start-ups to give them a competitive edge

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But many acquisitions are just 'exploratory', and a fifth of firms are yet to put together a digital strategy at all
08 Dec 2014

George Osborne announces Alan Turing Institute for Data Science to be based at British Library

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£42m big data research institute will form part of London's new 'Knowledge Quarter', chancellor reveals
04 Dec 2014

Intel announces new Stephen Hawking speech system will be open source

'It has the potential to greatly improve the lives of disabled people all over the world,' says renowned physicist
03 Dec 2014

IBM patents 'data privacy engine' to simplify and secure international e-business

Data privacy engine will help businesses protect personal data as it is transferred between countries, including across private clouds, claims IBM
20 Nov 2014

Innovation in outsourcing - the legal view

Kit Burden, partner and global co-chair of technology sector at law firm DLA Piper, explains how outsourcing contracts can be designed to promote innovation
18 Nov 2014

How UKTV's Ben Hine is using cloud, mobile and BYOD to 'give employees more technology than anywhere else in television'

UKTV's Ben Hine explains how a flexible working culture based on mobile and cloud technology is driving innovation at the popular TV company
29 Oct 2014

Oxford University's big data and Internet of Things project to 'create the NASA of biomedicine'

Oxford University and the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine creates project to harness big data to improve cancer treatment
27 Oct 2014

How crowdsourcing data analysis helps NASA defend Earth from Asteroids

Narinder Singh, president of TopCoder, on 'democratising participation' in NASA's data analysis
02 Sep 2014

Backbytes: Google tests drones, start digging your bunker

'Project Wing' gets its first public flight, but how much of our lives does Google want to control?
29 Aug 2014

Can wearable technology ever become fashionable for the enterprise?

Wearables are hailed as the next big frontier in technology, but are the likes of Google Glass and smartwatches too out there to be harnessed by businesses? Danny Palmer finds out
26 Jun 2014

Enterprise Mobility Summit 2014: Internet of things 'needs a company like Apple to take off'

Consumer technology, not enterprise tools, will lead Internet of Things push
13 Jun 2014

Knowledge 14: 'Cloudification' requires IT to evolve - ServiceNow CEO Frank Slootman

President and CEO of ServiceNow tells Knowledge 14 conference in San Francisco that IT needs to be the backbone of the enterprise
29 Apr 2014

Google acquires drone maker Titan Aerospace, updates Glass

"Atmospheric satellites could help bring internet access to millions of people," says Google
15 Apr 2014

Ocado – where sharp-eyed robots go to shop

Behind Ocado’s website is a technology operation that includes robotics with artificial vision to go with their artificial intelligence. Technology director Paul Clarke reveals more about Ocado’s eye-opening, high-tech developments to Graeme Burton
09 Apr 2014

How IT and collaboration tools help UNHCR improve the lives of refugees

Olivier Delarue, lead of UNHCR Innovation Unit, explains how collaboration tools are helping to provide "digital dignity" for displaced people
31 Mar 2014

Osborne uses Budget to announce Alan Turing Institute for big data research

"The Alan Turning Institute to ensure Britain leads the way again in the use of big data and algorithm research," announced Osborne
20 Mar 2014

"Who knows what it is, but we want to deploy it," John Lewis IT chief Paul Coby on JLab startup scheme

Scheme offers startups an opportunity to 'shape the retail experience of the future'
06 Mar 2014

The power behind the next mobile revolution

Two decades after its arrival changed the mobile tech game, the lithium-ion battery is starting to show its age. John Leonard asks experts what might take its place
17 Feb 2014

Google buys its eighth robotics company this year with Boston Dynamics acquisition

Boston Robotics specialises in building "dynamic" robots and software for "human simulation"
16 Dec 2013

80 per cent of staff use 'risky' unauthorised apps on corporate networks

McAfee report suggests corporations could be at risk through use of shadow IT, but others suggest IT department should adapt to new methods of working
04 Dec 2013

Company claims CAPTCHA-breaking AI breakthrough

Start-up Vicarious claims to have developed an algorithm that can break CAPTCHAs
28 Oct 2013

Metric system cannot keep up with data deluge says MIT scientist

'I don't want to alarm anybody, but we are about to 'run out' of metric system,' Andrew McAfee tells SAS PBLS 13
24 Oct 2013

UK tech start-ups deserve better

Can the government do more to encourage tech start-ups? Yes – a lot more, according to serial tech entrepreneur Dan Wagner
14 Oct 2013