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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
The Internet of Things won’t give us a smarter government

The Internet of Things won’t give us a smarter government

By Steven George-Hilley With predictions of up to 200 billion connected devices in circulation by 2020, the UK government has much to fear from the wider implications Internet of Things The UK government has a less than glamorous record in the delivery of ambitious technology-driven initiatives. From billions wasted on the infamous NHS IT project to the clumsy implementation of […]

by · 19th January 2016 · technology
Digital skills: The Robots are Coming

Digital skills: The Robots are Coming

If like me you spent a few months complaining about the pain of self-service supermarket check-outs, before mastering the art and learning to love then, then you too will accept that automation is here to stay Take a good look at the work of scientists at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore who created the freakishly realistic ‘Nadine’ – the […]

by · 19th January 2016 · technology
London tube strike: it’s time for driverless trains

London tube strike: it’s time for driverless trains

The trade unions may have inflicted short-term suffering on London’s workers and businesses this week, but they have only reminded everyone why it’s time for automated tube services, argues Steven George-Hilley This week, the people of London were once again hit by a Union-organised tube strike, designed to cripple the transport network and inflict maximum suffering on normal working people. […]

by · 12th July 2015 · technology, Commentary
How social media can be a wife beater’s best friend

How social media can be a wife beater’s best friend

  By Steven George-Hilley The government is moving strongly against psychological abuse visited upon victims of domestic crime. This is good. But even inside the main parties there’s plenty to do, and a big revelation to come. The announcement that Home Secretary Theresa May has launched a consultation into strengthening the law against psychological abuse, will come as a huge […]

by · 21st August 2014 · technology