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Global innovation report: How the UK must change its tune
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The UK is a creative nation. But unless the government acts, it is set to fall out of the world innovation top 10. Chris Middleton explains why, and what needs to be done.


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Tech innovation is disrupting the news itself, says Reuters
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The Reuters Digital News Report 2017 busts some myths and maps a fast-changing digital media landscape. The conclusion: algorithms now hold all the power, not journalists.


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Tech Week: Can it restore confidence in UK innovation?
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London’s Tech Week is a superb showcase for the UK technology industry but initiatives like this will do little to help the UK unless the government stops seeing the sector as a threat.


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A Manifesto for Digital Change (Part 3: A New Industrial Strategy)
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Insecurity, joblessness, and stalled living standards are powerful drivers of protectionism – we learned that in no uncertain terms from the Brexit vote. However, “an economic policy that seeks to shield the UK from globalisation and innovation would be the equivalent of standing on the shore with King Canute”, warns techUK, the organisation that represents 700,000 technology innovators.


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A Manifesto for Digital Britain (Part 2: Education and Skills)
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With the General Election nearly upon us, techUK, the industry organisation that represents 700,000 IT and digital professionals across over 900 UK businesses, has issued its own manifesto. Inventing the Future: How Global Britain Can Shape Our Digital Future, urges the next government to put the technology sector front and centre of its post-Brexit strategy to supercharge a newly independent UK economy.


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Special report: TechUK’s manifesto for change (Part 1: Digital Security)
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As the UK gears up for its third General Election in less than a decade, techUK has released a manifesto for economic renewal in an information-led economy.


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GDPR, Brexit and surveillance: the perfect storm
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Brexit has had many divisive and damaging effects, not least of which is the now widely held belief that regulations are damaging for national economies – as though mutually agreed quality, security, safety, and trading standards are somehow a bad thing.


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How GDPR and personal APIs will fight off the corporate ‘vempires’
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Data is the de facto currency of our age. And the data we gather about our lives, health, travel, energy use, commodity consumption, and so on, could be used to plan more sustainable communities, cure diseases, reduce carbon emissions, and more.


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CERN’s asset management supercollider
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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is big: the largest and most complex machine in history. CERN’s vast, €7.5 billion particle accelerator runs in a 27km loop under the border between Switzerland and France. Scientists use it to smash subatomic particles together at just under the speed of light, in order to recreate the conditions that existed when the universe was less than a second old.


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AI: Friend or Foe? (Part II)
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In the second part of his report, Chris Middleton looks at the strategic challenge of implementing AI systems.