In a small county in northern England, a police constabulary is taking the first faltering steps to outsourcing their recidivism decisions to a machine. Can machines do it better than humans, and who decides if they should be allowed?
In 2015 and 2016 the UK Government took a new approach to attract interest to its oil &amp; gas resources, adopting an open innovation model as a short and long term value driver in the country’s energy sector. First steps included large investments in acquisition of seismic data to be later published openly to academia and companies. Further measures included the creation of an oil &amp; gas national data repository to provide enhanced and trusted data on the widest possible terms. In this essay, I describe the UK Government’s incentives to adopt this megatrend; additionally, some further questions are outlined in relation to the sector’s motivations to further commit to this development process.
Machine-learning driven advancements in healthcare have promised much but left us waiting. Will the UK National Health Service's latest effort fare any better?
UK’s largest automaker could see profits halved by import and export tariffs in post-Brexit Europe.
Withdrawing from the little-known Euratom Treaty jeopardizes the NHS's supply of medical radioisotopes — a quintessential case of "you don't know what you've got until it's gone."
Can a small island produce the world’s best football (soccer) by itself? Will English professional football survive Brexit intact?
How can Oxford University maintain its global influence after the Brexit vote?
In the UK, an online dedicated grocery store founded in 2005, disrupted an industry generating £179B annually . The Institute of Grocery Distribution estimates that by 2019 sales from convenience stores, discounters and the internet will overtake superstores and hypermarkets for the first time . How is this happening?
Climate change is having a marked impact on Royal Mail Plc's services – this post explores some of the remedial efforts taken by the company to remedy the situation.
Aviva, a leading insurer, are playing a vital role in addressing climate change as active investors but they could do more.