Research shows that technology disrupts economies of scale, turning megacities' huge populations from strength to liability. To survive, megacities, like companies, must adapt.
The first generation of medical artificial intelligence systems are already rolling out to clinics. What are the plus- and down-sides?
The ethical mindfield of AI gaydar.
Domino's Pizza and Ford have teamed up to offer pizza delivery via driverless cars in Michigan. Is it the way of the future?
We have far more to worry about from outdated science that embodies dubious prejudices than we do from deep learning networks.
The current push towards AI categorisation of people is in danger of embedding a binary view of society.
The UK's biggest industry is poised to lose a big chunk of its (human) workers.
As the government moves ahead with its industrial plan, a new report signals it will have to start doing things differently.
The mass generation of customised content may have very real social implications.
Computers today are fast and powerful but they still can't think like a human when it comes to some tasks we find easy. That's why tech companies are turning to neuroscience for help.
As disruptive technology increasingly enters our lives, it demands that we rethink and reorganize all aspects of work, life, and society.
Rather than fret about how many jobs future technologies will destroy, we should focus on how to shape them so that they complement the workforce of tomorrow.
Expect customer service to get worse as artificial intelligence steps in.
Technologists need to understand the society in which they live, and the effect their inventions could have on it.
We are witnessing dramatic advances in the deployment of autonomous systems, but are we designing robots that can be trusted?
It won't be like an army of robots marching in the streets, but AI hacking is on the horizon.
Robots have the potential to help support a growing population that wants to age in their own homes. But those helpful machines won't be the humanoid butlers of science fiction.
The unexpected behaviour of even simple bots is only going to get more dramatic as AI scales up.
It's more than 25 years since Arnold Schwarzenegger returned in the Terminator 2: Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Now he's back in glorious 3D, so how does the story and the science stack up today?
Despite claims of scientific differences, the real reason behind the lack of women in computing is cultural, not biological.