Report on New Economy, Meet New City conference, 2019

The ‘New Economy, Meet New City’ two-day conference in December 2019, hosted at the new Royal Albert Dock development, looked at how technology is impacting ‘the New Economy’, and how tech advancements are reshaping our future in ‘Meet New City’. It was programmed and produced by Intelligence Squared on behalf of ABP (London), developers of […]

Report: General Election Hustings: Science, Research, Technology and Innovation, 19/11/2019 (The Royal Society)

In the run-up to the 2019 General Election, representatives from the main political parties were invited to outline their party’s election position on Science, Research, Technology and Innovation

Broadcast: Debating the 15th anniversary of the Web

With Professor Wendy Hall, on BBC News 24, I debated the significance of the 15th anniversary of the Web BBC 5 O’Clock News, TX 17:35 BST, 04/08/2006 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeJOvuRX4lM BBC News 24: WWW Anniversary item Themes discussed: how much the success of the Web was anticipated; the importance of ease of use of the Web; the […]

Can artificial intelligence be creative?

The challenges to what it means to be human, which we are told arise from the development of artificial intelligence poses are manifold, not least to the idea of being creative. (Although many, not least industry body the Creative Industries Federation argues the creative industries will be one of the last strongholds of the application […]