Society Article Archive

  • Forget server rooms, iMacs and enterprise scale infrastructure. Sean O’Neil is saving lives in the Ivory Coast with a handful of £35 single-board computers and some tightly engineered open source code. He tells Martin Cooper MBCS the story.
  • Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE was the youngest girl ever to pass an A-level in computing and later graduated with a masters in mathematics and computer science from Oxford, aged 20.
  • Lifelong learning is central to professionalism in every industry, especially in the IT industry where it is so important for everyone to maintain their skills with technology continually evolving.
  • A new BCS report says that inspiring, educating and empowering children to launch careers in IT will allow them to enjoy successful lives and provide industry with the skills it needs to prosper.
  • Ian Hughes MBCS, Chair of the BCS Animation and Games Specialist Group, examines how artificial intelligence has been working as an unseen force in the games industry for a number of years.
  • Dr. Martin Wheatman introduces Enguage, a language interpreter with the ability to program purely through speech.
  • Luis Muñoz-González and Emil C. Lupu, from Imperial College London, explore the vulnerabilities of machine learning algorithms.
  • Alex Bardell and members of the BCS Green IT Specialist Group explore and explain the sustainable technologies that will make tomorrow’s smart cities pleasant places to live.
  • John Reid, Chair of the BCS Fortran Group and former convener of the ISO Fortran Committee, explains that, like BCS, Fortran is alive and kicking despite being 60 years old.
  • Chris Yapp FBCS reflects on the uneven history of artificial intelligence, and looks ahead with ever-hopeful eyes.