You know the future is already here when the European Parliament has a report on robots and AI. Not only the rapporteur, Luxemburg socialist MEP Delveaux Stehres, and Netopia take an interest in these... »
Singularity University is a think-tank in Silicon Valley, perhaps the most important place in the world for technology philosophy. It appears there is no problem that technology can’t fix: Death? Tran... »
Digital issues entered the global media focus this week, as the coverage of President Trump’s immigration ban developed day-by-day. On Tuesday, a long list of tech companies announced they would meet ... »
US tech workers pledge to not help build a data-base of religion, should president Trump carry out his campaign promise to build such an index of Muslims. is signed by thousands of sof... »
How can Santa deliver so many Christmas presents in such a short time? A question every child has asked, perhaps the first step in doubting Santa Claus’ existence. Can new technology be the answer to ... »
In today’s news, Finland will carry out an experiment with universal basic income. The idea that the state should provide a small income for all citizens is popular in tech ideology. Robots will put u... »
“Kevin Bacon, please don’t die” The punchline of the old meme leaps to mind when I try to make sense of the US presidential election. “We used to have Bob Hope, Johnny Cash and Steve Jobs, now we have... »
Recently, I had the chance to moderate a panel on industrial cyber-security. That’s right, industries have control systems for all kinds of processes: boilers, turbines, valves… you name it. A lot of ... »
The election results from Iceland are final. Contrary to some of the hype prior to the election, the Pirate Party did not “take over an entire island” and will not be part of the ruling coalition. How... »
Netopia’s new report Immaterial Value Creation in Europe looks at how much European businesses rely on intellectual property rights. A lot, it turns out. 44% of jobs and 51% of revenue in primary indu... »