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Aug 2, 2019

The robots are coming and they will make low-grade, tedious jobs redundant, that's a given by now. Guy Clapperton's interviewees this week, James Ewing of Digital Workforce and Oleg Rogynsky of People.ai, welcome the prospect - but they are concerned there needs to be regulations and at this stage the nearest we have...


Jul 19, 2019

It's 50 years ago this week that Neil Armstrong first stepped out of Apollo 11 and onto the moon's surface, followed by Buzz Aldrin (and don't you feel sorry for Michael Collins, who had to stay in the capsule for the duration). Cooped up, uncomfortable - and of course we're still travelling in space, to the...


Jul 5, 2019

Have you heard the one about the toothbrush that uses artificial intelligence to tell you to brush harder? Morey Haber of BeyondTrust has and it annoys him intensely. He's seen a company sued because it claimed basic pattern recognition was AI and it just wasn't - and he's had enough.

In this episode of the Near...


Jun 21, 2019

The weird thing about crypto currencies like Bitcoin is that although some people will sell them to you, you can't actually spend them. Which is an odd sort of currency when you think about it. That may be about to change though, or so thinks Austin Kimm, chief operating officer of Crypterium; he has a particular angle...


Jun 7, 2019

OK, look, it's not the Near Futurist Guy Clapperton who ends up referencing Skynet and the Terminator in this episode - it's Oliver Tavakoli, a serial executive who is currently CTO of Vectra. In this far-ranging interview he outlines the basics of artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, machine learning...