The days of a robotic workforce could be closer than you think. Could automated tractors and other machinery be about take over day to day farm work? It's hoped the driverless vehicles could help farmers avoid labour shortages after Brexit. For more information, Kit Franklin, one of the researchers and an engineer at Harper Adams University, spoke to Georgie.
As promotions and marketing activity shifts online, fraudsters are following suit. Advertisers are vulnerable because they have to rely on data detailing consumers visits to websites or clicks on ads. And it’s that data on online behaviour which is increasingly being faked - so advertisers pay for non- existent viewings of their messages. Recent studies have suggested that worldwide, markets could soon be wasting billions on digital advertising that is never seen. Rupert Staines, European MD of RadiumOne, joined Share Radio to talk on this.
If you are struggling to conceive you may be interested in a new digital resource. Its called BUD which stands for 'babies under development', and the website www.littlebud.com provides a platform for people wanting to share their stories. Robyn Dwyer was joined by founder Tim Heard to hear the story behind BUD.
Virtual reality has become a major new technology capable of transporting people to fantastical landscapes in a game or film set. Increasingly though it is also being used as a tool by journalists, teachers, healthcare workers and retailers to help understand the world around us. Ben Smith is CEO of Laduma, a virtual reality company, and he spoke to Georgie Frost to explain more.
What is Open Data, why is it important and what will happen to this ideology in Post-Brexit Britain? These are the big issues being discussed at the Open Data Institute's Annual Summit. And Share Radio’s Matt Cox has been speaking to the institute's policy associate, Peter Wells.
Cyber crime is a growing menace - with losses averaging £210 per adult a year, according to a study. It also found more than a third of victims did not report the offence - meaning the overall amount lost could be even more. Georgie was joined on the line by Tony Neate, the chief executive of Get Safe Online to discuss the research findings and find out how to be safe from the growing crime.
Twitter's announcement that it will shut down its Vine video service and cut 9% of its workforce, put the future of the social media platform in question. Jerry Daykin, Global Digital Partnet at Carat, joined Share Radio to discuss.
HM Revenue and Customs has already announced its plans to take tax fully digital by 2020, but could new tech really move the sector light years ahead? It's been suggested everything from Artificial intelligence to Blockchain could be used to improve how taxes are collected and processed. Matt Cox has been speaking to monetary innovation researcher, Garrick Hileman, about this.
Twitter’s latest results reveal that while its user base is growing, the social media site is still struggling to monetise its content, with ad revenue growth slowing. It has now also announced a 9% cut of its workforce. So why has twitter struggled where other mass market online destinations, such as Facebook, have succeeded? Matt Cox discussed this with tech consultant Chris Green.
A computer software was used to predict the results of nearly 600 past cases from the European Court of Human Rights - it managed to match the human judges' verdicts with 79% accuracy. So does this mean computers could help serve up justice in the future? Share Radio's Matt Cox heard from Dr Dimitrios Tsarapatsanis, Law Lecturer at the University of Sheffield and co-author of the research.