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Sgt Pepper

Sgt Pepper and all that

Published 3 June 2017

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, released in May 1967, was part of an explosion in international visual awareness. What are the lessons of the design boom of the 1960s?

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Wannacry ransomware

Why we shouldn’t weep over WannaCry

Published 16 May 2017

The hacking of the NHS was bad, but not that bad

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2016 Nissan leaf range

Wanted: a post-Brexit industrial strategy for electric cars

Published 10 May 2017

When Britain was fully signed up to the EU, the EU’s German-inspired bans on most state aids meant that Whitehall couldn’t really develop a genuine industrial strategy.

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Internet of things - bed

Origins and future of Industry 4.0

Published 24 April 2017

At the University of Missouri’s Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology, professors of engineering and nursing hook up sensors to perform clever feats in medicine.

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AI: racist or sexist?

The psychobabble behind the ‘AI is racist’ claim

Published 21 April 2017

Astonishing news is in. Apparently, artificial intelligence can be bigoted, too.

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Smart pipes

Industrial strategy, UK: where to back labs, prototypes and designs

Published 1 April 2017

This document is part of an Institute of Ideas Economy Forum response to the British Government’s Green Paper on industrial strategy, a consultation launched by business minister Greg Clark. The full response is available by clicking on this link:
Go for Growth

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Augmented and Virtual Reality

Let’s get real about Augmented and Virtual Reality

Published 22 March 2017

In the medium term the real deal looks like being AR, more than VR

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Donald Trump & Trade

The liberal West was protectionist before Trump

Published 31 January 2017

Obama and the EU pursued their own PC-flavoured trade wars before the Donald arrived

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