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The BBC's flagship technology programme. How digital technology affects our lives around the world. Gareth Mitchell explores the latest digital news and trends.

The BBC's flagship technology programme. How digital technology affects our lives around the world. Gareth Mitchell explores the latest digital news and trends.
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The BBC's flagship technology programme. How digital technology affects our lives around the world. Gareth Mitchell explores the latest digital news and trends.

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Episodes

Can tech help rebuild Notre-Dame?

4/23/2019
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Can tech help rebuild Notre-Dame? Professor Paul Chapman discusses how Glasgow School of Art has used laser scanned 3D models to try to rebuild their historic Mackintosh building after two damaging fires. Will this technology prove to be vital in the redesign and rebuild of Notre-Dame? Gesture Computing Technology Presenter Gareth Mitchell and studio expert Ghislaine Boddington talk to Per Nohlert from Noenode at the IEEE fifth World Forum on IoT in Limerick, Republic of Ireland. They find...

Duration:00:46:19

Internet of Things - what can we expect?

4/16/2019
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Internet of Things encompasses all devices connected to the internet, which can be further connected. This means that all of our “things” can talk to each other to provide an autonomous action. Imagine a system where your fridge decides when to order your groceries, or your dishwasher decides when to wash your dishes. Outside of your smart home, Internet of Things promises even more, such as smart cities, where traffic lights are connected to millions of sensors that can direct your...

Duration:00:43:00

Shut down of Google’s Ethics Panel

4/9/2019
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Shut down of Google’s Ethics Panel Google announces an advisory artificial intelligence ethics board and then closes it down within a fortnight, following a row over the choice of its members. BBC Technology reporter Jane Wakefield explains why the now ex-Advanced Technology External Advisory Council has been disbanded. Do robots have morals? Who is responsible for incidents involving autonomous machines? A paper considering the moral responsibilities of robots has been published, prompting...

Duration:00:40:19

#ShareNoEvil

4/2/2019
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#ShareNoEvil A new Chrome browser extension aimed at blocking terrorist content following the mosque shooting in Christchurch in New Zealand has been launched. It blocks the alleged Christchurch shooter’s name from appearing in any search on Chrome and replaces any mention of the blocked name with the words Share No Evil. Simon Morton explains how internet service providers and mobile telecom companies in New Zealand have been blocking videos of the Christchurch attack. Digital diplomacy...

Duration:00:26:28

Tech help after Cyclone Idai

3/26/2019
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As the death toll across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi rises following Cyclone Idai, families are desperately trying to find missing loved ones. To help reunite families, the International Committee of the Red Cross has launched a dedicated digital website in English and Portuguese. We hear about the difficulties of gathering this data when there is no electricity in some places, let alone connectivity. Decentralising the Web Following 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web we look at how...

Duration:00:41:41

Technology from the Cambridge Science Festival

3/19/2019
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Cambridge Science Festival This week we have a special programme recorded at the Cambridge Science Festival. Gareth and Bill have been running around the University to talk about holograms, quantum computing, finding out what our data is really used for by tech companies and social media sites and trying to find out if tech makes us happy – or not! (Photo: Cambridge Science Festival, University of Cambridge) Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz

Duration:00:33:41

Aviation technology - are we in control?

3/12/2019
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As more airlines ground their Boeing 737 aircraft we look at Aviation technology and how much control a pilot now has over his or her plane? Internet cameras easily hackable An Austrian security researcher has accessed millions of IP addresses in the country and looked at what's connected to them. His work has flagged up unsecured web cameras, printers and web servers. Christian Hascheck passed on his findings to the relevant security authorities. Squawk squad Every year in New Zealand, 25...

Duration:00:40:20

Missing crypto-currency mystery deepens

3/5/2019
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Missing crypto-currency mystery deepens $137m worth of crypto-cash is missing, despite the efforts of auditors to find the virtual currency. The mysterious case of Gerald Cotton, founder of the QuadrigaCX exchange, who died in India last December, has taken a new turn as auditors have found his e-wallets empty. Media censorship in Thailand In the run up to the country’s general election later this month, Thailand’s military-appointed parliament has been accused of clamping down on internet...

Duration:00:36:00

Global tech threat report

2/26/2019
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The Cyber protection firm CrowdStrike has released its annual report on global cyber-attacks. CTO and co-founder of CrowdStrike Dmitri Alperovitch explains how long companies take to discover and deal with an attack. CERN 30th anniversary browser reboot Scientists at CERN have recreated the first ever web browser, 30 years after developing the first ever one at the site. The Bach Test Can you tell which is the real music of J S Bach and which is AI generated? Reporter Madeleine Finlay has...

Duration:00:39:14

Farming of the Future

2/19/2019
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The Future of farming As the human population continues to grow can ag-tech developments create a more sustainable and efficient way of farming that will increase yields to cope with demand for food? Click looks at what farms of the future could look like; from fitbits for cows and robotic milking and growing crops without a human setting foot in a field. Are we looking at a digital agricultural revolution with highly technically skilled farm labourers needed to manage some of these...

Duration:00:42:01

Using AI to predict heart attacks

2/12/2019
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Can beeps from hospital machines save lives? In hospitals across the world, machines attached to patients bleep away, flash across a screen and then disappear. But since 2013 Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children has been collecting this data from patients in intensive care. It now has more than two trillion data points in its virtual vault from forty two intensive care beds. It's just appointed Dr. Anna Goldenberg as its first chair in biomedical informatics and artificial intelligence to...

Duration:00:39:43

Facebook’s Ad Transparency Questioned

2/5/2019
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Facebook ad blocker Facebook has blocked parts of plug ins used by research groups who are analysing political adverts. Some of these organisations claim it’s now harder to see how ads are being targeted, Facebook argues its restrictions are about privacy of data of its users. Which is it? Melbourne Conservatorium goes digital The first music degree to be awarded in Australia was in 1879 by the University of Melbourne. Now the University's music school - the Conservatorium - in going...

Duration:00:33:15

Technology Use in Brazil Dam Disaster

1/29/2019
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Can mobile data help in finding survivors of Brazil’s burst dam? Technology is being used to try and find the hundreds of people still missing following the country’s worst environment disaster. But is it too late? Turning Thoughts Into Speech For the first time neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. By monitoring someone's brain activity, the technology can reconstruct the words a person hears. Eventually this technology could...

Duration:00:37:48

Zimbabwe Internet Back Up

1/22/2019
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The internet is coming back up in Zimbabwe following a court ruling against the government, which had ordered telecoms companies to shut it down. Julie Owono, the executive director of Internet without Borders updates us on this and other internet shutdowns across the continent. Chess Against the (AI) Machine Natasha Regan, women’s international master and co-author of Game Changer: Alphazero’s Ground Breaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI, is live in the Click studio to tell us how...

Duration:00:39:42

Zimbabwe Internet Back Up

1/22/2019
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The internet is coming back up in Zimbabwe following a court ruling against the government, which had ordered telecoms companies to shut it down. Julie Owono, the executive director of Internet without Borders updates us on this and other internet shutdowns across the continent. Chess Against the (AI) Machine Natasha Regan, women’s international master and co-author of Game Changer: Alphazero’s Ground Breaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI, is live in the Click studio to tell us how...

Duration:00:38:55

US Shutdown Effect on Tech

1/15/2019
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US Shutdown effect on tech As the stand-off between President Trump and the Senate continues life goes on – but with so many services relying on IT how are everyday activities being affected? And what about cybersecurity, according to reports, this is one area that’s been hard hit Anthony Zurcher the BBC’S Senior North America Reporter tells us more. Ageism in Tech So is your mid-thirties too old to start a start-up? According to a new survey of 500 US start-up founders, the age at which age...

Duration:00:39:20

US Shutdown Effect on Tech

1/15/2019
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US Shutdown effect on tech As the stand-off between President Trump and the Senate continues life goes on – but with so many services relying on IT how are everyday activities being affected? And what about cybersecurity, according to reports, this is one area that’s been hard hit Anthony Zurcher the BBC’S Senior North America Reporter tells us more. Ageism in Tech So is your mid-thirties too old to start a start-up? According to a new survey of 500 US start-up founders, the age at which age...

Duration:00:38:32

Congo Internet Shutdown

1/8/2019
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Congo Internet Shutdown Last week, following the Presidential Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the internet was shutdown. Reports claim this was under instruction from the government, the government in turn denies this. BBC Africa Business Editor Larry Madowo explains why this is happening. Screen Time for Kids New guidelines for the amount of time children should use electronic screens everyday have been issued by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in the UK....

Duration:00:38:19

Congo Internet Shutdown

1/8/2019
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Congo Internet Shutdown Last week, following the Presidential Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the internet was shutdown. Reports claim this was under instruction from the government, the government in turn denies this. BBC Africa Business Editor Larry Madowo explains why this is happening. Screen Time for Kids New guidelines for the amount of time children should use electronic screens everyday have been issued by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in the UK....

Duration:00:36:55