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Data analytics on The Future, This Week

This week: part two of a special with Simon Kemp on data analytics.

The state of digital on The Future, This Week

This week: part one of a special with Simon Kemp on the state of digital.

Myspace and consumerism on The Future, This Week

This week: preserving our digital heritage, and the national identity crisis caused by consumerism.

The future of you

Your future is not yet written. Here are some ideas currently being tested that aim to put people at the centre of discussions about a better AI future.

The Future, This Week 1 Mar 19: data is not oil, dangerous AI, and robo-monk

This week: why data is not like oil, dangerous AI, and a robot that gives sermons.

The Future, This Week 23 Nov 18: patents, co-housing, and dangerous questions

This week: disturbing patents, smart housing, and asking a dangerous question.

Purchasing privacy

Is privacy now a luxury only the rich can afford?

Mind the fake news

In this podcast, we talk with Professor Alan Dennis about the fake news phenomenon.

What’s in a museum?

Virtual museums: indestructible, shareable, the way of the future. Why not?

The ‘sleeping beauties’ of science

Scientific ideas can get lost in forests of words that lack structure and overuse complex language. Just like Sleeping Beauty, they need rescuing.

‘Google it’ at your productive peril

Are we heading into a future where workers will have their daily work practices dictated by an algorithm?

What if the companies that profit from your data had to pay you?

Personal data is sold, bought and traded among companies all the time. But what if the companies profiting from your data had to pay you a share of that earning?

We don’t own data like we own a car

People find data difficult to own – and things we don’t own, we tend not to protect.

Australia and the tough new EU privacy regulations

By choosing to deal with companies with better data protection policies, Australian consumers can create pressure for change in how personal data is handled across the board.

The Future, This Week 20 April 2018

This week: talking to books, bots and pods; echo chambers; and fish tanks and Musk’s couch in other news.

The Future, This Week 29 March 2018

This week: a bumpy road ahead, missing out on AI glory, and long haul just got longer in other news.

Cambridge Analytica is not the real story

Facebook and its business model are the real issue in the Cambridge Analytica saga.

I spy with my data eye…

Strava snafu exposes the risk of big data.

The Future, This Week 08 December 2017

This week: building the digital Silk Road, brands in the age of Amazon, and my robot friend.

The Future, This Week 17 November 2017

This week: re-cycling data, Watson’s health problems, and shop the look on Spotify.

What businesses can learn from sports about using algorithms

There are good reasons why business has not been as successful as sports teams at implementing algorithmic decision-making.

The future of work for Gen Y & Z

We must equip millennials with the ability to think critically and to evaluate new situations, new information and new environments, in order to prepare them for tomorrow’s jobs.

How China’s AI experts can beat Google and Microsoft by 2030

China is more than capable of reaching its goal of global AI leadership, but it will require a change in mindset to carry out and support groundbreaking research, not just follow existing technology.

World-first microchip: ‘storing lightning inside thunder’

As we churn through more data, cloud computing centres are overheating. Photonic chip technology offers a way forward for our insatiable appetite for information.

Data surveillance is all around us, and it’s going to change our behaviour

Enabled by exponential technological advancements in data storage, transmission and analysis, the drive to “datify” our lives is creating an ultra-transparent world where we are never free from being under surveillance.

Machine learning – mapping the world’s collective intelligence

The time we spend trying to parse the data to make informed decisions, but also to try to identify new connections and trends is growing exponentially. We talk to Dan Buczaczer from Quid about how machine intelligence is helping us interrogate the world’s collective intelligence.


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