UK company Babylon Health is testing an artificially intelligent medical chatbot in Rwanda.
Could the spread of social media and digital technology undermine democracy? Jamie Bartlett, the author of The People versus Tech, believes it could. He argues there is a compatibility problem between democracy and technology. Institutions and regulations – like a free press, an informed citizenry, rules about election advertising – keep democracy working. All voters […]
Image copyright Ele.me Image caption Chinese takeaways delivered by drone Food delivery drones have been given the go-ahead in China. Food delivery service Ele.me, owned by Alibaba, has been given permission by the authorities to deliver takeaways by drone along 17 routes in Shanghai’s Jinshan Industrial Park. The newly approved routes cover a 22.4 sq […]
Image copyright Getty Images The Pope has issued instructions telling nuns to use social media apps “with sobriety and discretion”. The document, titled Cor Orans, clarifies rules governing monastic life that were issued in 2016. It says that the guidance is intended to safeguard silence and recollection. The document mentions “social communications” rather than specific […]