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Me, Myself and AI

Me, Myself and AI

The rapid rise of technology means that, for the first time in human history, the future we face is indeed uncertain. The technologically driven “fourth industrial revolution” is happening around us, whether we like it or not. Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to be at the centre of the revolution, and the choices we make now, from government policy to business planning, […]

by · 29th September 2017 · Access to Technology, Blog
HealthTech ‘critical’ to the future of the NHS

HealthTech ‘critical’ to the future of the NHS

Parliament Street debate on the role of digital technologies in the NHS includes leading figures from the world of HealthTech including Mark Kelly from PushDoctor.co.uk and Rajiv Sethi, from the Faculty of Digial Health Leading figures from the world of technology consultancy have called on the National Health Service (NHS) to modernise its systems in order to provide more cost […]

by · 21st September 2017 · Access to Technology, Blog
The red pill or the blue pill – the NHS can’t survive unless it wakes up to the healthtech revolution

The red pill or the blue pill – the NHS can’t survive unless it wakes up to the healthtech revolution

Get your tickets for tomorrow’s Parliament Street Tech Frontiers Conference here. The NHS is in a state of crisis. People are living longer, giving rise to more complex illnesses, which need more expensive treatments – all on an unprecedented scale. With NHS Trusts in England reporting a deficit of £886m earlier this year, it’s clear that the national jewel is […]

by · 8th September 2017 · technology, Access to Technology
Battle of the bots – who will rise triumphant?

Battle of the bots – who will rise triumphant?

With PWC estimating that up to 30 per cent of existing UK jobs are susceptible to automation from robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) by the early 2030s – 250,000 in the public sector alone – it’s unsurprising that many workers feel a perpetual question mark surrounding the future of their work. Even today’s students are feeling the burden, with nearly […]

by · 5th September 2017 · technology, Access to Technology
The next cyberattack could cost you €20 million – and the rest

The next cyberattack could cost you €20 million – and the rest

Kate Baldwin, Parliament Street’s comment editor, looks at how ICO fines will decimate companies that haven’t met the minimum requirements of GDPR. There’s been a significant amount of turbulence around how European laws, regulations and directives will proceed post-Brexit. As exit discussions continue, the Government is naturally keeping its cards to its chest. One of the few things that the […]

by · 1st September 2017 · technology, Access to Technology
EVENT: Parliament Street Tech Frontiers Conference

EVENT: Parliament Street Tech Frontiers Conference

Parliament Street is pleased to announce a major new Tech Frontiers conference in Westminster on Saturday September 9th. The event will include guest speakers from some of the tech industry’s biggest brands including BT and IBM and will attract entrepreneurs, tech professionals and industry experts. “As Parliament Street continues to thrive during its fifth year, we’re thrilled to announce this flagship event […]

It’s time to STEM male dominance of the tech industry

It’s time to STEM male dominance of the tech industry

By Kate Baldwin Drawing more investment in technology than that of any other European country in 2016, there is no question that the UK is a global force in technology. Yet, women remain sorely underrepresented in the industry. Just under one quarter of the tech industry workforce are women, compared to 47% of workers as a whole – and one […]

Tech director Steve George-Hilley announces digital agenda

Tech director Steve George-Hilley announces digital agenda

Parliament Street’s technology director Steve George-Hilley today announces a new programme of digital themes the think tank will explore in the New Year. The new initiative is designed to elevate the think tank’s already extensive capabilities as a leading in technology policy development, building on established work around social media, mobility, data security and device theft. “Tech now sits at […]

by · 20th December 2016 · Access to Technology
Announcing the launch of our new Technology Forum

Announcing the launch of our new Technology Forum

On 7th November 2016, Parliament Street will be launching its new Technology Forum – an innovative new think tank panel session focused upon debating, identifying and setting out priorities for how public sector services could benefit from modern technologies. We are pleased to announce that the first selected member of our committee will be Dean Russell, CEO of epifny consulting, […]

by · 7th November 2016 · Access to Technology, Blog
How technology is transforming the developing world

How technology is transforming the developing world

By Steven George-Hilley The explosion of smartphone connectivity across Africa means that many more people are now online and able to interact with aid project organisers and volunteers, uploading videos and photos showing exactly how donations are improving living conditions and fighting poverty. But as well as making visible how charities are aiding third world countries, social media is also […]

by · 15th November 2015 · Access to Technology