How a different kind of Super Mario is changing how we look after our elders.
Prof Michael Franklin and Prof Jeffrey Ullman give two different takes on Big Data.
This week; if a celebrity retweets you, would that have more emotional impact than a birthday card from your mother? Do you get upset when your close friends don’t like some of your Facebook updates? Do you constantly have to dodge people staring down at their smartphones?
One person who is looking at how technology changes our behaviour and values for better, or worse, is Prof Shannon Vallor. She was in town to deliver a lecture at Trinity College this week and Niall Kitson caught up with her, to find out her thoughts on how technology can help us live not just more productive lives, but more ethical ones, too.
Automation is changing the world, and in 10 years your job may be not be done by a human! Professor Barry O’Sullivan from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, has some amazing insights that will surprise! We also get down and dirty with Microsofts last Surface Pro tablet/laptop.
And just like we expect the great discoveries to be reported in academic journals, or magazines like New Scientist or Popular Mechanics, the way people read about Science has changed too – it wasn’t unusual to see science fiction and fact happily share the same space.
One man who has devoted a lot of time to studying the history of science writing is Prof Philip Bowler from Queens University, Belfast, and he spoke with Niall at the History of Technology and Medicine Conference at DCU last week. If you like the old pulp magazines, you’re in for a treat.