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Artificially sweet: The dark side of AI

Amy Gibbs 05 Feb 2018 14 minutes

Artificial intelligence is extolled as a potential saviour to the world’s most complex problems. But with its promise it also brings concerns. Are they surmountable or will the robot apocalypse lead to the downfall of humankind?

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2018: Digital predictions in the year of fragility

John Riccio 30 Jan 2018 13 minutes

This year, optimism and caution are the lenses through which businesses will navigate digital change. The PwC Digital Services team give their predictions of the biggest trends in technology in 2018.

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Video: When I grow up, I want to be a…robot?

15 Jan 2018 2 minutes

How do we teach children that their dream job may not exist in the future? Rob McCargow says we should trust the younger generations to engage with complex problems, and they could even solve them.

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Infographic: The future (tech) of business

30 Nov 2017 2 minutes

Technology that arrives in the next few years and beyond must be planned for now if businesses want to provide contemporary experiences in the future.

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Infographic: What is machine learning?

15 Nov 2017 3 minutes

Artificial intelligence. It’s a complicated field, with complex terminology, but usually, it refers to machine learning, the way in which machines use data to become smart.

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Electric ambiguity: Renewable energy innovation and the fate of an industry

Mark Coughlin 10 Oct 2017 10 minutes

Advances in electricity storage and peer-to-peer sharing are set to transform the energy sector. Mark Coughlin looks at the history of electricity and embraces an uncertain but ultimately bright future.

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The opportunity for sports and VR to play ball
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The opportunity for VR and sports to play ball

Hugh Gaukroger 09 Oct 2017 7 minutes

From fans seeking to get closer to the action, to teams testing (and retesting) their opponents’ skills – virtual reality is adding a new dimension to the way sport is played and consumed.

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Infographic: Printing the future with 3D technology

05 Oct 2017 2 minutes

Moving past the hobby stage, 3D printing is now a key focus for investment and transformation for many industries. There’s one problem that companies will need to overcome first: a lack of skilled employees.

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How to get on board with driverless vehicles

Jeremy Thorpe Eshan Motwani 26 Sep 2017 10 minutes

New technologies can take some getting used to, particularly if they’re as radical as autonomous vehicles. PwC’s behavioural economics team lifts the hood of human decision-making to help usher in a warm welcome.

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