Financial Watchdog Proposes How Should FinTechs Handle Your Data

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has published new research proposing how should FinTechs handle non-traditional (alternative) data on the provision of financial services...
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Meet Xenobots The World’s First “Living Robot”

Not bot, not beast: scientists create first ever living, programmable organism.

Ten Hot Consumer Trends 2030 – The Internet of Senses

Consumers expect an array of beneficial services from connected technology interacting with our senses of sight, sound, taste, smell and touch to be a...

AI Can Now Read Emotions – Should It?

by Christoffer Heckman In its annual report, the AI Now Institute, an interdisciplinary research centre studying the societal implications of artificial intelligence, called for a...

Will AI Take Over? Quantum Theory Suggests Otherwise

by Mauro Vallati Will artificial intelligence one day surpass human thinking? The rapid progress of AI, coupled with our standard fear of machines, has raised...

The Dark Side of Alexa, Siri And Other Personal Digital Assistants

by Rozita Dara A few short years ago, personal digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant sounded futuristic. Now, the future is...

To Stop a Tech Apocalypse We Need Ethics and the Arts

by Sara James, and Sarah Midford If recent television shows are anything to go by, we’re a little concerned about the consequences of technological development....

MTN Launches C-band 5G Trial With Huawei

South African mobile operator MTN, together with Huawei launched their C-band 5G trial on the first day of AfricaCom 2019, as part of the...

Why a Computer Will Never be Truly Conscious

by Subhash Kak Many advanced artificial intelligence projects say they are working toward building a conscious machine, based on the idea that brain functions merely...

AI Could be a Force For Positive Social Change

by Marcus Tomalin and Stefanie Ullmann Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already re-configuring the world in conspicuous ways. Data drives our global digital ecosystem, and AI...

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