Jim Al-Khalili de-myths any dystopian science fiction view of a ‘war between AI and humanity’ as he explores it’s origins in the mid-1950s with the first ever AI programme created by Herbert Simon and Alan Newell (who went on to … Continue reading The Joy of A.I.
From Amazon’s Alexa to improvements in cancer care, artificial intelligence is changing our world. But today leading tech figures from Silicon Valley worry about the future that’s being created. Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, believes George Orwell’s 1984 could become … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence – Are We Scared Yet?
Stephen Fry, comedian author and broadcaster and a self confessed ‘technology lover’ looks back over the last 20 years at the firsts since the 21st Century began in the year 2000. Here we see a collection of firsts including the … Continue reading Stephen Fry on 21st Century Firsts
Efforts should be stepped up to quickly identify and study emerging variants of the COVID-19-causing SARS-CoV-2 virus, UN World Health Organization (WHO) scientists said on Tuesday. Alongside monitoring, virus and serum samples should be shared via globally agreed mechanisms so … Continue reading WHO calls for Increased Surveillance for Coronavirus Variants
It all started with the German Lorenz machine – Hitler’s state of the art encrpyting communications machine – Enigma had been broken in 1941, but this time his new machine was almost un-decypherable The Lorenz SZ40, SZ42a and SZ42b were … Continue reading Tutte and Flowers – Bletchley Park’s Lost Heroes
A man in was sentenced to death by a Singapore on Friday by a Judge via a Zoom video-call for being the mastermind, authorities believe, behind a heroin trafficking drug deal. In Singapore, the death penalty is used for serious … Continue reading Singapore Death Sentence by Zoom