The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything - both for businesses and individuals. As well as the obvious health implications and risks, it also brings with it a wealth of economic issues, and there are fears that many more will lose their jobs alongside the already-growing unemployed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.