About half the world’s population uses the internet. How do we take advantage of this digital connectivity and also protect society from risk?

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Cambridge in the 2019 New Year honours list

28 December 2018

Members of collegiate Cambridge recognised for outstanding contributions to society in science, education, engineering and art

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Preparing for the future: artificial intelligence and us

02 February 2018

Today we begin a month-long focus on research related to artificial intelligence. Here, four researchers reflect on the power of a technology to...

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Inaugural $100,000 Nine Dots Prize winner chosen from more than 700 worldwide entries

31 May 2017

James Williams, a 35-year-old doctoral candidate researching design ethics at Oxford University, has been announced as the inaugural winner of the...

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Study highlights growing significance of cryptocurrencies

04 May 2017

More than 3 million people (three times previous estimates) are estimated to be actively using cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, finds the first...

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'Extreme sleepover #20' – welcome to dataworld

31 March 2017

​Alexander Taylor provides a sensory snapshot of his fieldwork in high-security subterranean data centres exploring fears of technological failure...

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Viral charity campaigns have a psychological 'recipe' and all-too-brief lifespan

13 February 2017

New work focusing on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge reveals very brief shelf life of such viral campaigns, and suggests the nature of ‘virality’ and...

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How bright is your digital future?

18 January 2017

Dr Jag Srai, Head of the Centre for International Manufacturing at Cambridge's Institute for Manufacturing, and colleagues are developing new ways...

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Pain in the machine: a Cambridge Shorts film

02 November 2016

The pain we experience as humans has physical and emotional components. Could we develop a machine that feels pain a similar way – and would we...

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Protecting our data and identity: how should the law respond?

28 October 2016

Many of us see our privacy as a basic right. But in the digital world of app-addiction, geolocation tracking and social oversharing, some may have...

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