The Robot Doctor Will See You…Eventually

At the start of lockdown in the UK back in March (2020, if anyone needs reminding...), doctors surgeries closed their doors to walk in appointments and everything went as online as possible. Whilst many would have been sceptical of a virtual consultation, I also think many have been surprised. GP surgeries have had fewer missed appointments and shorter waiting times to see a doctor. Going virtual meant many concerns could be addressed without the patient needing to come to the surgery. But what if the doctors themselves were computerised? What if we had robot doctors?

*COMPETITION EXTENSION*

There have been a few reports that people need to finish off one or two bits or convert files before submission, so the deadline has been moved to Sunday 3rd March at 6pm GMT! Check the LINK for more information about the competition and how to submit your entries. I'm so excited to read the …

The Moral Machine

In recent years everything seems to be going into automatic mode. Smart meters, smart TVs, smart phones, and smart appliances to name but a few. However, driverless cars are slowly making their way onto our roads. In the US they're already being tested in numerous states and only a few accidents have been reported. But what if the car had to choose who to injure, what then?

Artificial Intelligence: an End to Jobs?

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is on the rise. With the invention of devices such as Amazon's Alexa, self-driving cars, and home systems that can be remotely controlled, AI seems to be the way the world is going. However, this increase in AI products could appear to be reducing the number of jobs needed to perform tasks, but is this the case?