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  • Big Ben
    When at BCS we started thinking about how the digital world was impacting on politics, it was relatively low-key. We were considering how a public-interest group of digital professionals should interact with the world, and thought we should take an interest in what mattered to wider civil society. We did not imagine it would take us into such a central issue for the future of politics.
  • Big Ben
    Technology is by its very nature a forward-looking sector. The white heat of new inventions and innovations that transform, again and again, the way in which we live our lives. Working in a sector that is at the forefront of human progress is a privilege.
  • Bob Hughes, BCS author and chief moderator of BCS professional and higher education qualifications in IT project management, discusses the emergence of a new project management standard.
  • Chris Yapp Blog Avatar
    The curious incident last week of a ‘panic’ over alleged shots being fired in Oxford Street, that never happened, has an interesting historical precedent. There has been a lot of concern expressed that social media is to blame, and some particular celebrities with large numbers of followers are alleged to have stoked the panic by, in effect, validating ‘fake news’.
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    It will take something quite remarkable to take Brexit from the top domestic headlines of 2018. I’ve recently returned from a two-week holiday which included a digital detox. Looking at the work-related emails, two topics dominated: Brexit and GDPR (around 40% each with overlap).
  • Big Ben
    The new Data Protection Bill is currently working its way through Parliament, promising to write some hugely significant principles about personal data into legislation. However, a recent poll commissioned by BCS suggests some of the plans in the Bill may be worryingly out of step with public thinking.
  • Chris Yapp Blog Avatar
    Sitting in a traffic jam, watching the lights turn to red, Chris Yapp wonders how much research will be needed before artificial intelligence can drive like human
  • Chris Yapp Blog Avatar
    There has been a long-term trend of turning services into self-service and allowing the user to drive the process in many parts of the economy.
  • Chris Yapp Blog Avatar
    A riled Chris Yapp gazes at the hype surrounding AI and suggests that the headline writer’s vision of 2050 may be completely and utterly wrong.
  • Chris Yapp Blog Avatar
    Chris Yapp explores the interplay between politics and technology, and casts his eye forward to BCS’ 70th anniversary and the 2027 UK general election

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