The EV Future

In November Mike Hosking published his opinion of electric cars titled ‘Environmentalists have no grasp on reality‘, concluding that “no matter how hard the media, the spin doctors, and the environmentalists tell us that EVs are here and the future,...
Big Brother’s Wet Dream

Big Brother’s Wet Dream

In the book 1984, George Orwell explores pervasive surveillance and social control. Citizens in 1984 experience total surveillance, potentially monitored twenty four hours a day through cameras and microphones that are installed into all homes. Everything said and...
State of Surveillance

State of Surveillance

In George Orwell’s 1984 the state had something like a TV in every room that was two way. There could be someone watching or listening to you at any time, and therefore you could not assume that it was safe to talk about any critical views of the state without...
AI Storming Medical Image Analysis

AI Storming Medical Image Analysis

The days of highly trained specialists being required to perform analysis of medical images is coming to a close. There is an avalanche of neural networks trained by deep learning with large medical datasets performing analysis and categorization of images which once...
Should We Develop Autonomous Weapons?

Should We Develop Autonomous Weapons?

The coupling of artificial intelligence and weapons is well under way. Any military strategist will tell you that technology is a huge tactical advantage on the battlefield. At Agincourt it was the longbow, and in World War II the nuclear weapon. Deciding not to take...