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Virgin boss warns industry of pending automation backlash

A senior director for Virgin Australia has warned business leaders that the current rush to automate labour with robots and artificial intelligence is likely to engender ‘pushback’ from an increasingly... Read More


Monitoring New York poverty with Urban IoT

Researchers from New York University have undertaken initial studies which explore the potential benefits of deploying ‘Urban IoT’ sensor systems in low-income neighbourhoods with too little commercial acumen to benefit... Read More


This is not your great-grandfather’s industrial revolution

Editorial  We had a quite extraordinary response this week to an article outlining Foxconn’s replacement of 60,000 jobs with robots. What society will do in the wake of automation and... Read More


Maybe it’s time to rethink tech sector monopolies

Last week the UK’s culture secretary John Whittingdale supported the transformation of the BBC’s iPlayer service into a Brit-centric Netflix rival, prompting me to wonder whether we need yet another... Read More


Venezuelan government lambasts Bitcoin as currency of criminals

As digital currency gains popularity in Latin America, Venezuela is one of the latest countries where ordinary consumers and businesses are turning to Bitcoin in the face of political instability... Read More


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