Technology News

Open Access Government’s technology category has plenty of very recent and updated information on all the key topics on this ever-expanding market. 

Within this section, you can find articles on topics such as cybercrime, data protection and online harms. And we also touch upon the relevant topics such as social media and its potential danger and its ongoing need for regulation. The protection of personal data in the modern age is a topic is something we touch upon often in the contexts of revenge porn and other forms. Topics such as Cybersecurity in relation to business and the domination of ‘The Cloud’ are very popular.

We all cover a wide range of information concerning the emerging potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and the many developments and ethical arguments within this topic. we have experts giving their opinion on the future of AI and how it will move forward. We also look at AI and its involvement in healthcare.

We also cover the Internet of Things (IoT) along with the use of data and GDPR related issues.

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5 ethical AI considerations to future proof your business

The main ethical challenges of AI fall into four broad categories; digital amplification, discrimination, security and control and inequality.
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The hype around artificial intelligence

Gabriella Kereszturi, Senior Lecturer in Marketing at The University of Law Business School, walks us through the hype around artificial intelligence.
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The future of open source in 2023

Ann Schlemmer, CEO of Percona, discusses the future of open source in 2023, including why platforms will matter more.
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How to protect the Active Directory from cyber attacks

Semperis Chief Technologist and Microsoft MVP alumnus Guido Grillenmeier and Director of Sales Dan Bowdrey discuss Active Directory and cyber attacks.
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‘Nature tech’ predicted to grow by $6 billion following COP27

Following COP27, nature tech – ranging from drones planting trees and AI software managing rainforests – presents a greater market opportunity.
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Public sector data under real threat from cybercriminals

Public sector data is becoming increasingly threatened by cybercriminals and needs better protection. New approaches are needed to keep data safe, AJ Thompson, CCO of Northdoor Plc argues.
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Artificial Intelligence in the UK

Professor Jon Crowcroft FRS FREng, co-founder of iKVA, Researcher at Large, at The Alan Turing Institute and Professor of Communication Systems at Cambridge University’s Computer Laboratory, provides his view on Artificial Intelligence in the UK.
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UK councils: keeping local authorities and their residents safe and secure

UK councils must keep their systems and network infrastructures safe from harm at a time when cyberattacks are on the rise.
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Why the creation of smart cities requires real-time data processing

To manage the rising urbanisation of smart cities, city planners and managers must turn to real-time data processing.
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Creating energy-efficient displays through blue quantum dot technology

Display devices based on quantum dots have promised greater power efficiency, brightness and colour purity than previous generations of displays.
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Why is Ada Lovelace Day so important?

Open Access Government interviews Lin Sun on the significance of Ada Lovelace Day and what it means for women around the globe.
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Public and private sector cooperation is vital in controlling cybersecurity threats

The recent cybersecurity threats on the U.K.’s national health service (NHS) demonstrate the necessity for better national protection against cyberattacks.

How AI can help treat diseases such as cancer and stroke

Tim Wooller, Principal – Industrial Design, Sector Lead Healthcare, PDD, explores how AI can help treat diseases such as cancer and stroke.
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Data and encryption strategies in a post-quantum world: Harvest now, decrypt later

Paul German, CEO, Certes Networks, explains the risk associated with bulk encryption strategies & the importance of crypto-segmentation in reducing criminal exposure to data in a post-quantum world.
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The joint UK and US military partnership to combat cyberthreats

In response to malicious cyber activity, the UK and US have begun a partnership exchanging knowledge in cyberspace operations.

AI in healthcare can help save time & brain

Mark Hitchman, Managing Director of Canon Medical Systems UK, explains why AI in healthcare can deliver time efficiencies & better standards of care for patients.
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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Are you prepared?

Martin Roots, Managing Director at the Expede Group, discusses cybersecurity awareness, walking us through different cyber attacks and how to prevent them efficiently.
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Low-code helps UK councils to digitally transform and abandon legacy IT systems

Legacy IT systems are an obstacle to many UK councils in customer service operation, but low-code may be able to advance next-generation digital services.
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AI technology is not dark magic, it’s just misunderstood

AI technology has a vital role to play in the future of business and academia, and the better our understanding of it, the more it can expand across sectors and skill sets.
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Adequate data disposal: wiping the slate clean

Alvarez & Marsal’s recent forensic analysis of used computers has uncovered the dangers of inadequate data disposal for individuals and businesses everywhere, opening up the potential for data breaches and financial fraud. But to what extent does this also pose a threat to the public sector?

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