It’s fair to say a lot has happened across the past decade and in a lot of different fields. Everything from politics to business has changed almost beyond recognition, and a lot of the changes are thanks to technology.
A big change is afoot in the contractor market in the UK. New rules — known as IR35 — mean that some businesses which currently use contractors will have to decide their status and whether they need to become full-time staff.
Big news in the blockchain world this week as Reuters reports on a new project at HSBC. The banking giant told Reuters that it plans to move billions of dollars worth of assets onto a blockchain system by next March.
We want our information and messages to remain private - that’s a proposition almost universally agreed upon. At the same time, we want to stay safe from crime and give law enforcement the tools they need to protect us from harm.
Artificial intelligence in China has received more than its fair share of criticism. The government regime is considered by many to be oppressive and many western observers suggest that it does not give its citizens proper human rights.
Last week, artificial intelligence technologist Liz O’Sullivan wrote an article for New York-based American Civil Liberties Union outlining why she quit her job at AI company Clarifai as a moral protest.
This week, Swedish carmaker Volvo brought reporters and industry insiders to the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) campus in Singapore to unveil its new autonomous bus, which it says is the first of its kind in the world.
Bees. They terrify millions, are the subject of a great movie and an even greater meme, are integral to food production around the world, and now, they are the latest tool in a growing arsenal of data collection and Internet of Things devices.
Last week Marriott, the world’s biggest hotel company, announced that its subsidiary Starwood had suffered a major data breach that has led to 500 million users having their data leaked, over a four year period since 2014.
The UK is readying itself for the ‘fourth generation of espionage’ according to the head of MI6, Alex Younger, in order to cope with the growing ‘hybrid threats’ of cyberattacks, fake news and interference in domestic politics.
Earlier this year, Computer Weekly released its annual salary survey for those working in technology in the UK and Ireland. As Redcat has recently produced an infographic illustrating some statistics of the Front-End Development market, alongside consultant Jack Prior’s commentary, now seems like as good a time as any to discuss tech salaries in the UK.
It was reported in the Financial Times last week, that Banking giant JP Morgan Chase, is leading something called the Interbank Information Network (IIN), a project that uses blockchain technology to improve the efficiency of cross-border currency transfers.
Remember Google Glass? That augmented reality (AR) bit of kit that everyone got over-excited about a few years back? Well it looks like Google Glass 2 is on the way soon, though it’s being developed strictly for business users, according to latest reports.
At RedCat, we think it’s important to give both the candidates and clients we work with a genuine overview of the market. I know everyone says ‘oh we can tell you exactly what’s going on out there’, well in this case, the proof is in the pudding.
Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web and Tony Blair, the disgraced former Labour Prime Minister have both hit out at big tech this week (by which we generally mean Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple).
Every week I (and I’m sure most other agency recruiters) will get 10’s of messages and reach outs from people looking for a job in the UK but are coming from a location which requires them to get a tier 2 sponsorship visa.
In a new development in the world of self-driving cars, cab firm Addison Lee this week put a date on its self-driving taxi plans, saying that it wants to roll out a fleet by 2021. Though there are all sorts of self-driving car developments going on, it’s a bold move to put a hard deadline on such a project.
Yesterday we had the pleasure of partnering with non-profit organisation R-Ladies and luxury fashion ecommerce platform Farfetch to bring you Interpretable Deep Learning, with Keynote speaker Dr Shirin Glander.
Remember Google+? No, we’d nearly forgotten it too! But it seems that Google is shutting down its beleaguered online social network after a bug exposed private data from up to half a million user accounts.
This week, LinkedIn released a list of the 25 most “sought after” UK startups in 2018. The list is a who’s who of innovators and disruptors from the land of hope and glory. It’s also a very interesting look into some of the trends of the moment and what matters to people right now.
You probably saw that Amazon has upgraded and added to its wide range of Alexa voice-controlled speakers and other products over the last week. But did you notice that it also released an Alexa controlled microwave?
On Sunday 16 September something unprecedented happened in the open source community. Linus Torvalds, the man behind Linux, apologised for his past behaviour and said he was going to work on being nicer.
Kicking against the grain of the mainstream press coverage we see about the future impact of AI and robotics, a new World Economic Forum (WEF) report claims that the rise of machines might well lead to 133 million jobs worldwide in the next decade.
While (too) much of the discussion around artificial intelligence or AI tends to focus on how many human jobs are going to be lost to machine-learning equipped robots in the future, we hear far less about the massive benefits that AI is going to bring to our understanding of history.
Ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the city has launched a world’s first driverless taxi service, made up of minivan equipped with sensors which allow it to navigate the bustling city’s busiest thoroughfare.
Two Bit Circus is a virtual reality extravaganza replication of an indoor amusement park that is set to give all Angelenos the opportunity to take the first peek at this new way of reinventing the funhouse for a new generation of amusement seekers.