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MedTech Accelerator Hackathon
By Tim Murdoch: Friday 3rd November, 2017

Digital health – a better path and a smarter one

Digital innovation is collaborative, often messy and almost always surprising: technology, business and customer colliding to transform the world as we know it today into something new. This was certainly the case at the MedTech Accelerator Hackathon recently where a few of my colleagues and I joined in to build on and refine the ideas […]

Zombie (after) 200w
By Monty Barlow: Tuesday 31st October, 2017

Cutting-edge generative Zombies

Halloween is held in special regard by many machine learning practitioners. There’s an established tradition – especially for those working with photographic images – of generating zombie versions of your colleague mugshots or publishing images of Halloween-themed horrors to mark the occasion. One of our favourites was MIT’s Nightmare Machine in 2016. So, why Halloween? […]

inhaler icon poor use-07
By Tim Murdoch: Tuesday 31st October, 2017

Digital health means being patient centered [infographic]

Earlier in the year my colleagues in our MedTech team and I published an article on how digital has the potential to transform the lives of COPD and Asthma sufferers around the world. Our investigation began by looking at the opportunities for connected inhalers, but rapidly moved to consider the whole patient pathway and how digital […]

By Tim Murdoch: Tuesday 24th October, 2017

The first lesson in digital transformation: ‘digital-first’ companies don’t put digital first

73% of mobile customers want their operators to be more like digital-first companies, such as Amazon, PayPal and Netflix according to a recent survey by Matrixx Software. At first glance, this is just one more voice in the crowd making a reasonable but not a particularly ground-breaking point. What struck me about this statement, however, […]

Mobile phone with health applications
By Tim Murdoch: Wednesday 27th September, 2017

Money in low power wide area networks for IoT won’t come from connectivity

“Money in low power wide area networks won’t come from connectivity” Mohamad Nasser, general manager of Sprint’s IoT business unit reported to Mobile World Live this week. LPWA (low power wide area) networks such as LTE-M, NB-IoT and LoRa are designed to move small amounts of data from billions of things as efficiently as possible. […]

Conventional upscaling versus super-res
By Monty Barlow: Thursday 24th August, 2017

Magic using super resolution neural networks

There’s a scene in Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner where the protagonist zooms deeper and deeper into a photograph of a crime scene, revealing a seemingly impossible level of detail. Just how fanciful this scene really is has been debated by sci-fi fans for decades, but the ability for photographers to significantly enhance a […]

By Richard Leyland: Thursday 29th June, 2017

Machine Learning with ‘The Aficionado’

Our team is at the cutting edge of Machine Learning. We set out to collide science and art, to develop a machine learning system with human-like judgement, in the infinitely complex world of live music. Here’s how:

Image courtesy Flickr user Chiu Ho-yang
By Tim Murdoch: Friday 2nd June, 2017

The Sharing Economy – truly useful or recycled hype?

The New York Times has an interesting article on the bubble emerging in China for start-ups that promote sharing stuff: Bikes, concrete mixers and even basketballs. With acres of bikes for hire now lying unused, and Uber swallowed up by a price war, you might have thought that the hype for the sharing economy in […]

By Thomas Carmody: Tuesday 4th April, 2017

What does the future hold for parking technology?

Parking, eh? It may sound dull, it can infuriate, but it’s set to be an unlikely proving ground for many of the technologies that will soon smooth our way through modern life. Across the world we are well accustomed to using meters, machines, and tickets for parking, while avoiding wardens and enforcement services. Unlike many […]

Room interiors and lifestyle
By Michal Gabrielczyk: Friday 31st March, 2017

When is a Smart Home truly ‘smart’?

To date most connected home products have essentially been limited to souped-up remote controls, often only allowing users to control items in their home from an app. These are technical achievements, but it’s questionable whether we can really call this ‘smart’. Many solutions focus on just a small set of specific features, resulting in a […]