Technological and digital news from around the world.


  • Using AI to predict heart attacks

    Feb 12 2019

    Can beeps from hospital machines save lives? In hospitals across the world, machines attached to patients bleep away, flash across a screen and then disappear. But since 2013 Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children has been collecting this data from patients in intensive care. It now has more than two trillion data points in its virtual vault from forty two intensive care beds. It's just appointed Dr. Anna Goldenberg as its first chair in biomedical informatics and artificial intelligence to try a...more

  • Facebook’s Ad Transparency Questioned

    Feb 05 2019

    Facebook ad blocker Facebook has blocked parts of plug ins used by research groups who are analysing political adverts. Some of these organisations claim it’s now harder to see how ads are being targeted, Facebook argues its restrictions are about privacy of data of its users. Which is it? Melbourne Conservatorium goes digital The first music degree to be awarded in Australia was in 1879 by the University of Melbourne. Now the University's music school - the Conservatorium - in going interac...more

  • Technology Use in Brazil Dam Disaster

    Jan 29 2019

    Can mobile data help in finding survivors of Brazil’s burst dam? Technology is being used to try and find the hundreds of people still missing following the country’s worst environment disaster. But is it too late? Turning Thoughts Into Speech For the first time neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. By monitoring someone's brain activity, the technology can reconstruct the words a person hears. Eventually this technology could help ...more

  • Zimbabwe Internet Back Up

    Jan 22 2019

    The internet is coming back up in Zimbabwe following a court ruling against the government, which had ordered telecoms companies to shut it down. Julie Owono, the executive director of Internet without Borders updates us on this and other internet shutdowns across the continent. Chess Against the (AI) Machine Natasha Regan, women’s international master and co-author of Game Changer: Alphazero’s Ground Breaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI, is live in the Click studio to tell us how th...more