Tag: Technology

AI Is Racist!

The rapid growth in the use of computer programs to predict crime hotspots and people who are likely to reoffend risks locking discrimination into the criminal justice system, a report has warned. Amid mounting financial pressure, at least a dozen…

Government IT Failure…?

…you shock me! Surely not? The UK’s courts system is “on its knees” following a major computer outage that has lasted several days, a leading lawyers’ union has said. Legal practitioners have been unable to access court wifi or the…

Target Of Opportunity?

Adam Jones, 51, was left in a “state of disbelief, anger and despair” after the theft of five top-of-the-range bikes from his garage on Tuesday night. The raiders stole a number of high performance bikes, including a Specialized Tarmac, a…

Employee Of The Year!

And if that’s not a real award, it should be. And it should go to Steam employee Erik Johnson: ‘The harsh reality of this space, that lies at the root of our dilemma, is that there is absolutely no way…

Brave New (Tech) World…

Martha Lane Fox has a dream… Perhaps, as I have worked in the internet sector my whole life, I view things through biased eyes. But it seems to me that our digital economy must be at the centre of all…

A New Term: ‘Birthplace Injustice’

The next such revolution, likely to occur in the 21st century, will challenge the economic implications of the nation state. It will focus on the injustice that follows from the fact that, entirely by chance, some are born in poor…

The Appliance Of Science…

…sometimes, it’s not really thought out very well: A smartphone app that “nudges” patients with alcohol-related liver disease away from their favourite drinking dens and off-licences is being trialled by a London hospital. Good grief! Does everything have to have…

There’s Always Resistance….

The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced plans to give patients in England access to their entire medical record by 2018, and to let them read and add to their GP record using their smartphone within a year. Hurrah! More…

Use This Technology Wisely…

Windows 10 sends a weekly “activity update” on childrens’ internet browsing and computer history to parents, by default and without telling anyone. Great! No more parents in local newspapers saying ‘I didn’t know what little Shayneese was up to!’ then?…