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

Taking care of mental health

09 Feb 2023

Psychiatrist, Professor of Neurotechnology and 'Enterprising Mind', Sabine Bahn has founded two companies both with the aim of helping people with...

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Digital support

10 Feb 2021

Research published today shows how digital providers are coming together to support the mental health needs of millions of users unable to access...

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Beyond the pandemic: tackle the digital divide

13 Aug 2020

Increased working, learning and interacting online during the pandemic has widened the gap for those who lack digital skills or access, writes Gemma...

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On the move

02 Jul 2020

Wearable devices will play an important part in the healthcare delivery of the future. Cambridge and Nokia Bell Labs are working together to build...

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Opinion: Coronavirus has intensified the UK’s digital divide

06 May 2020

The coronavirus lockdown risks turning the problem of digital exclusion into a catastrophe of lost education and opportunity for the UK’s poorest and...

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Strategic partner: Aviva

29 Apr 2020

A new partnership between Aviva and Cambridge is asking what do advances in technology and data science mean for the future of insurance?

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Cambridge in the 2019 New Year honours list

28 Dec 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 Feb 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 global...

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'Extreme sleepover #20' – welcome to dataworld

31 Mar 2017

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

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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

13 Feb 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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