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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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The power of social media in education

Berry Driessen 01 Nov 2017 10 minutes

Social media is where the kids hang out. Are higher education providers using this to their advantage? From student recruitment, to communication and collaboration, Berry Driessen looks at how universities are getting their message across.

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The three stages of higher education data

Philip Otley Berry Driessen Phil Bolton 23 Oct 2017 10 minutes

A student is for life, not just a few years on campus. By viewing the student lifecycle more broadly, higher education providers can – and must – become more sophisticated in their approach to data, argues Philip Otley.

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Are electroceuticals the pulse of a new health era?

Richard Royle 17 Oct 2017 8 minutes

Pharmaceutical companies are experimenting with a drug-free future. They’re not alone, teaming up with tech companies in the business of bioelectronics. Why is the industry looking to electroceuticals for its next health kick?

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Infographic: Asia-Pacific goes digital in 2017

12 Oct 2017 2 minutes

The world is increasingly getting online and embracing social media. Distribution is uneven and while some regions are falling behind, others are going from strength to strength.

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How to get on board with behavioural economics (and driverless cars)
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How to get on board with behavioural economics (and 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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Infographic: Smart cities, smarter lives

21 Sep 2017 2 minutes

By 2040, global energy consumption could rise by over 50%. Half the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas by 2025. Here’s how a smart city could promote urban sustainability.

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Saving lives and managing disasters with technology
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Saving lives and managing disasters with technology

Amy Gibbs 19 Sep 2017 11 minutes

Technology can’t stop natural disasters from happening, but it is proving essential when it comes to responding to them. Here are four life-saving developments in emergency management.

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Balancing on the tightrope: How government can embrace innovation in a high-risk world

Gulandam Khan 28 Aug 2017 9 minutes

Government needs to innovate and experiment, but public scrutiny denies it the chance to fail fast. Here are three ways the public sector can drive change without the risk.

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