Author Archives: Charles Radclyffe

Learning Machines – How Computers Got Smart

According to The Royal Society, only 9% of respondents have heard about Machine Learning, yet when faced with the impact this technology can have – it’s something 100% of us have a view on. It seems every conversation on Artificial Intelligence comes back to Philosophy – read this to see why…

Ethical and Social Challenges for Machine Learning

Who are the potential winners and losers from the Machine Learning Age? The dataPHILOSOPHER was asked to give evidence to The Royal Society as part of their policy project on Machine Learning. Read more to see more details on this project and the areas of focus for Policy Makers and their advisers.

When one eighth of an inch becomes the difference between success and failure?

It’s rumoured that Apple will shake the industry with the launch of its iPhone 7 later this year and abandon the standard headphone jack in favour of their own proprietary Lightning connector. I discuss the pros and cons of such a move and argue (again) for the need for industry to agree standards and consumers to enforce them.

The tyranny of the survey is over. Now it’s time to speak out in your own words…

“On a scale of 1-to-5, from very dissatisfied to very satisfied, what do you think…”
Find out how technology will soon bring an end to these pointless surveys, and how we’ll all be back to expressing our feelings, in our own words soon.