Global data suggests innovation is slowing

The publication of Professor Daniel Dorling’s ‘Slowdown: the end of the great acceleration and why it is good for the planet, the economy and our lives’ went to press before Covid19 changed our world but its timing is significant.

1 July 2020

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Ofcom chief says social media companies should be independently regulated

The chief executive of Ofcom, Sharon White, has called for new regulated industry standards for content platforms. She makes a sensible case for classifying Facebook et al as publishers pure and simple, and it doesn’t appear from his recent comments that Mark Zuckerberg would offer much resistance to this definition.

13 July 2018

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Sofia Olhede explains how algorithms are as old as mathematics

Professor Olhede, our colleague and member of the Hemera advisory board, reminds us this week on BBC Radio 4’s Analysis programme, that algorithms have been with us for thousands of years - the difference between ancient and modern mathematics is of course the sheer volume of data available to us now.

10 June 2018

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