Technology

IT Pro Panel: The practical CIO’s guide to AI
artificial intelligence (AI)

IT Pro Panel: The practical CIO’s guide to AI

Smart machines are all the rage, but what are they actually doing?
30 Nov 2020
What are biometrics?
Security

What are biometrics?

Your face, iris, DNA, and typing style can all be used as a password
27 Nov 2020
Facebook may finally launch its Libra cryptocurrency in early 2021
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digital currency

Facebook may finally launch its Libra cryptocurrency in early 2021

The stablecoin is reportedly just waiting on final approval from Swiss regulators
27 Nov 2020
Gov's £20m Turing fellowship to boost UK AI research
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Gov's £20m Turing fellowship to boost UK AI research

The Turing AI Acceleration Fellowships will benefit 15 of the UK’s top AI innovators
27 Nov 2020
Web Summit 2021 to be held in-person, organiser confirms
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Business operations

Web Summit 2021 to be held in-person, organiser confirms

Next year's event is to combine virtual and in-person attendance
26 Nov 2020
Can blockchain fix voting?
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blockchain

Can blockchain fix voting?

Could digital voting have prevented the chaos before the US election? And can blockchain help now or in the future?
25 Nov 2020
Almost three-quarters of businesses now use automation technologies
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automation

Almost three-quarters of businesses now use automation technologies

Deloitte survey finds that two-thirds of leaders have used automation to respond to the impact of COVID-19
25 Nov 2020
Future of video conferencing
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agile workingwhitepaper

Future of video conferencing

Optimising video conferencing features to achieve business goals
24 Nov 2020
Tech becomes Bristol's fastest growing industry
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Business strategy

Tech becomes Bristol's fastest growing industry

Higher salaries, investment, and many job openings have put the sector on a much higher footing lately
24 Nov 2020
AI, 5G, and IoT will be the most important tech of 2021, IT leaders say
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artificial intelligence (AI)

AI, 5G, and IoT will be the most important tech of 2021, IT leaders say

A new IEEE survey looks at the trends and challenges of IT leaders as 2021 fast approaches
20 Nov 2020
AI-based reminiscence pilot aims to stimulate recall in memory care patients
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telepresence

AI-based reminiscence pilot aims to stimulate recall in memory care patients

Program will connect patients and their families to their legacies
19 Nov 2020
UK's Global Talent Visa applications up 48% in 2020
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Careers & training

UK's Global Talent Visa applications up 48% in 2020

The programme has seen a surge of interest from India, the US, and Nigeria
19 Nov 2020
What is blockchain?
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Security

What is blockchain?

The tech that underpins the biggest cryptocurrency in the world is branching out
18 Nov 2020
Dystopian tech has failed to live up to the hype
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Technology

Dystopian tech has failed to live up to the hype

Cambridge Analytica overselling its micro-targeting capabilities is just the latest example of intrusive technologies falling short of expectations
17 Nov 2020
AWS ditches Nvidia for in-house 'Inferentia' silicon
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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS ditches Nvidia for in-house 'Inferentia' silicon

Alexa queries and facial recognition data will now be processed by Amazon's own chips
13 Nov 2020
Why we should all embrace procrastination
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productivity

Why we should all embrace procrastination

Don’t feel guilty for taking time to experiment with your tools
13 Nov 2020
IBM and AMD partner on AI and confidential computing
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open source

IBM and AMD partner on AI and confidential computing

The partnership will expand on open source software and frameworks to create better security for hybrid cloud
12 Nov 2020
Salesforce UK to create 100,000 new digital roles by 2024
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Careers & training

Salesforce UK to create 100,000 new digital roles by 2024

Partnership with training provider QA aims to address growing demand for cloud services
12 Nov 2020
EU puts human rights at the heart of tougher tech export rules
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Technology

EU puts human rights at the heart of tougher tech export rules

Lawmakers tighten up export controls, meaning technologies such as facial recognition and spyware face a higher bar when being sold
11 Nov 2020
The tech helping us live longer
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Technology

The tech helping us live longer

As average lifespans continue to increase, technology will assist our worn-out bodies and make later life more enjoyable
11 Nov 2020
Should we be worried about self-learning malware?
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cyber security

Should we be worried about self-learning malware?

Some analysts predict self-learning malware will cause a major security breach by 2024, but not everyone agrees
7 Nov 2020
The IT Pro Podcast Profile: What’s cooking with Nvidia?
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The IT Pro Podcast Profile: What’s cooking with Nvidia?

We look at why Nvidia is about much more than just gaming
6 Nov 2020
Unqork and TransferWise join Finxact Marketplace’s to modernize banking technology
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Technology

Unqork and TransferWise join Finxact Marketplace’s to modernize banking technology

Finxact Marketplace aims to keep banks up to date with the latest tech, including cloud technology
5 Nov 2020