Society Article Archive

  • Martin Cooper chats with Dr Alastair Donaldson about his recent BCS Roger Needham Award and why parallelism is both difficult to achieve yet essential to technology’s advancement.
  • BCS Health and Care Group were asked what healthcare might look like in the next twenty to thirty years. John Farenden MBCS CITP, Director of the specialist health and care associate consultancy, Hygeian Consulting, talks us through their predictions.
  • Multimedia Editor Justin Richards recently interviewed this year’s Lovelace Medal winner, Professor Georg Gottlob, who is currently leading an international group on web data extraction and wrangling.
  • Existing social media platforms aren’t providing effective political engagement, because they weren’t designed to. BCS has been calling for a purpose-built platform to improve meaningful communication between the public and MPs.
  • It is widely cited that the IT industry is on a par with the aviation industry for carbon emissions. Experts predict that these emissions will double in the next few years.
  • Ian Rowlands MBCS looks into the regulatory impact of Brexit on data management and finds some painful truths and some sources of hope along the way.
  • Techies, clinicians, students, amateurs and professionals came together for two days to build solutions designed to help the NHS and patients. Martin Cooper AMBCS reports.
  • BCS Health and Care Group were asked what healthcare might look like in the next twenty to thirty years. John Farenden MBCS CITP, Director of the specialist health and care associate consultancy, Hygeian Consulting, talks us through their predictions.
  • A round-up of the best debates and observations about technology’s role in modern life, taken from the BCS Voices website. Check out the site and have your say too.
  • Dr Guru Banavar, VP of Cognitive Computing at IBM Research, gave the 2017 Turing Lecture - an overview of cognitive computing - to packed audiences in London, Cardiff, Dublin and Belfast. BCS editor Justin Richards MBCS summarises some of the key points from this prestigious lecture.