Society Article Archive

  • 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.
  • Ian Hughes MBCS, Chair of the BCS Animation and Games Specialist Group, reports on what’s on the game technology and trends high score table right now.
  • Martin Wheatman, winner of the 2016 BCS SGAI Machine Intelligence Competition, describes a replacement for the GUI metaphor through using natural language to make our smartphones chatty.
  • Cleveland Henry is Programme Director - Digital Collaboration Service (NHSmail) at NHS Digital. He tells us about what makes the NHS such a compelling employer and what drives him to deliver transformational digital products.
  • From science fiction to the ward and into the IT department, Gareth Baxendale FBCS CITP explains why machine learning has the power to transform the NHS and the experiences of patients
  • A special issue of Interacting With Computers - the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human-Computer Interaction - turns the spotlight on the ethical questions and considerations that practitioners face as they work towards best practice. Martin Cooper AMBCS reports.
  • Maxine Mackintosh, data scientist, researcher and co-founder of HealthTech Women UK, tells the BCS editorial team why we need to ensure public support for sharing.