Society Article Archive

  • Few organisations have been as obsessively portrayed in book and film as MI6, and official acknowledgement of its existence was only made in 1994. Have you ever thought about a career with the intelligence services?
  • The link between increased business performance and inclusivity is hard to deny. But to feel the benefits, organisations need to make diversity part of their DNA, writes Martin Cooper AMBCS.
  • Dr. Daniel J. Thomas CSci CEng FBCS paints a picture of how augmented reality, artificial intelligence and other cutting edge technologies can save lives and possibly the NHS too.
  • The fourth and final in a series of articles on the implications of the convergence of computing, biogenetics and cognitive neuroscience by Charles Ross and Max Jamilly looks at the new field of biological computing and swapping microprocessors for microbiology.
  • Dr Marcus Baw, a locum prison GP and a passionate proponent of digital health tells Martin Cooper AMBCS why NHS hackathons are solving real-world problems.
  • On 12 January, MEPS voted for a set of regulations to be drafted to govern the use and creation of robots and artificial intelligence, hot off the back of the UK Government setting up a commission to look at the issues surrounding artificial intelligence.
  • Captured data can help shine new light on illness. Sir Harry Burns warned a Glasgow gathering of informatics professionals that they might need to look elsewhere for answers about how to really change lives and society.
  • Andy Kinnear explains why digitisation of the health and social care system is absolutely critical to the future of the NHS and why he’s passionate about establishing professional standards for informatics.
  • Learning health systems promise huge health and care advantages for citizens and clinicians alike. Niels Peek tells Martin Cooper AMBCS about how northern cities are embracing the technology.
  • Despite a large amount of negativity around offshoring software development, Paul Taylor - a change consultant - outlines a simple three step process to allow firms to successfully offshore software development.