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

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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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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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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How bright is your digital future?

18 Jan 2017

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

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Pain in the machine: a Cambridge Shorts film

02 Nov 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 want...

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

28 Oct 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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Facebook updates could provide a window to understanding – and treating – mental health disorders

28 Oct 2016

Our Facebook status updates, ‘likes’ and even photos could help researchers better understand mental health disorders with the right ethical...

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