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Cloud computing is still in its infancy. Most big companies are assessing how far to go in shifting computing tasks into giant, centralised data centres, and it will be years before most existing computing workloads move to it, if ever

AI cloud promises a silver lining

Computing is evolving from a mobile-first model to an artificial intelligence-first world

Got myself a living doll: sex and robots

Relationships with intelligent automatons will pose real human dilemmas, writes Maija Palmer

Dropbox, Facebook and their like go to work

Business-friendly versions of apps appear in the office

Nicola Fulford

Confusion reigns over privacy deal

Watchdogs find fault with ‘Safe Harbour’ replacement

In depth

Are robots good or bad for humanity?
Matt Wood

Tap into powers of big tech companies

Number of intelligent services is increasing

Pupils told to ‘bring your own device’

Fears children will be distracted do not hold up

Curriculum experts say coding is essential in a digital economy

Developing computational thinking helps students to better understand the world around them

April 2016

Survival in the era of automation

The coming industrial age could create a new world of human work

How to robot-proof your children’s careers

Experts say a rethink of education is needed to keep humans employed

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Employers’ views of the over-50s are wrong

It is time to put aside outdated stereotypes of older workers


The technical staff repair the robot in YingAo Kitchen Utensils Co., Ltd. ©Zeng Han

Factories are replacing humans with robots. And the effects will be felt around the world


Machine learning is encroaching the cognitive capability that sets humans apart, writes Martin Ford

Lane-Fox charity to develop digital abilities

Almost a quarter of UK adults are not workplace ready

Simple precautions can help keep CEO fraudsters at bay

Executives can guard against cyber criminals

Flexibility is crucial if cities want to become start-up capitals

Small companies need to influence policy decisions

Drones lift agriculture to a higher plane

Bulgaria start-up updates a traditional industry

March 2016

Technophobia is so last century

From the industrial revolution on, machines have prompted human fears

Robot march to deliver parcels is far from being pie in the sky

Are ground machines more practical than flying drones?

Robotics in emerging markets captures investors’ attention

China drives sector as funds focus on automation

Let’s raise a (smart) glass of real ale to the internet of alcohol

Bar inventory management in is being transformed

Japan plays catch-up in fintech race

Move driven by the need to cut exposure to bonds

Ukraine tech start-ups hope to reform economy

Despite the conflict with Russia, the mood in the country’s IT sector is buoyant

Healthcare sector warned to be alert for hack attacks

Networks could be held to ransom by criminals

Scientists aim to harness body’s electrical impulses

Substantial funds available for ground-breakers

February 2016

Developers look beyond the app

Competition is forcing companies to skip the download stage

Augmented and virtual reality face hurdles

High prices and a lack of awareness by executives could hamper success

Subway that never stops needs urgent overhaul

Improvements to New York’s ageing metro technology face challenges