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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AI algorithm to identify homeless youth at risk of substance abuse

Researchers at the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to help identify homeless youth at risk of substance abuse.
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How intelligent automation is delivering better patient outcomes

Peter Walker, CTO EMEA at Blue Prism, discusses how intelligent automation is being used by the NHS to streamline operations and improve patient outcomes, particularly in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
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How to protect sensitive data in the era of virtual communications

Michael Paye, CTO, Netwrix, discusses how public sector organisations can protect sensitive data in the era of virtual communications.
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Why AI-powered video analytics holds the key to enforcing social distancing

Andrew Eggington, Finance Director, Ipsotek, explores the many ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to enforce social distancing and better protect society.
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How the government can protect minors online in a post-pandemic world

Philipp Pointner, Jumio’s Chief Product Officer, explores the continued issues that age-restricted websites have when trying to verify their users’ age and how the government can offer support.
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How can one innocent click change your voting decision?

For those watching voting decisions, a combination of psychology and technology is changing political rivalry from agenda-based to influence-based.
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How COVID-19 is driving AI adoption across the healthcare industry

Vincent Grasso, Global Healthcare & Life Sciences Lead, IPsoft, discusses how COVID-19 is driving AI adoption across the healthcare industry.
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How technology can support social distancing

In this article, we explore how crowd simulation technology can help businesses to plan effective social distancing.

The SP System: A promising foundation for the development of human-like general AI

Dr J Gerard Wolff, Director at CognitionResearch.org describes the SP System – a promising foundation for the development of human-like general artificial intelligence.
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The role of technology in ophthalmology

Mr Romesh Angunawela, Founding Partner, Ophthalmic Consultants of London, enlightens us on the role of technology in ophthalmology as part of the NHS’s efforts to tackle the COVID backlog.
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Ensuring artificial intelligence is humane and regulated

Alejandro Saucedo, Member of the European Commission's High Level Expert Group Reserve List on AI and Engineering Director at Seldon, argues that to ensure artificial intelligence is humane, it must be regulated.
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The importance of soft skills in a tech-focused world

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds, discusses the importance of soft skills for IT professionals, and steps they can take to develop these.
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Why local government still prioritises intuition over a data-driven approach

Shahid Younis, CEO of the Data Whizz Academy, examines why local government still prioritises intuition over a data-driven approach.
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NHS Trusts must step up cyber security ahead of Data Protection and Security Toolkit...

AJ Thompson, CCO at Northdoor plc, highlights the need for NHS Trusts to demonstrate GDPR compliance and protect its infrastructure ahead of the new Data Protection and Security Toolkit (DPST) deadline.
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Six core capabilities to modernise public sector IT infrastructures

Stan Lowe, CISO, Zscaler, examines the six core capabilities that are needed for security modernisation in government agencies, particularly now with increasingly complex hybrid environments and more mobile work.
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Tech researchers: UK government should rethink track and trace

Lancaster University researchers suggest that the UK government should work with a deeper understanding of public priorities for track and trace.
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Empowering patients via video consultations

COVID-19 has provided an all-too-real use case for video consultations in the NHS, but it’s the power it gives patients over their own care, that will ensure it survives long after the pandemic, says Rowan Pritchard Jones.
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How data virtualisation can aid public/private sectors during, and after, COVID-19

Alberto Pan, Chief Technical Officer, Denodo, explores the role that data integration is currently playing in the global pandemic by enabling response teams and governments to gain the upper hand and start planning for a future post COVID-19.
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How automation can deliver effective risk assessments for front-line workers

James Duez, CEO of intelligent automation firm, Rainbird, explores how automation can be used for delivering the effective risk assessments that our front-line workers deserve.
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What impact can AI have on town planning?

Robin Barber, Product Owner of Built Environment at Arcus Global, explores how artificial intelligence (AI) can play a role in town planning.

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