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Chris Middleton

Chris Middleton
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Chris Middleton is former editor of Internet of Business, and now a key contributor to the title. He specialises in robotics, AI, the IoT, blockchain, and technology strategy. He is also former editor of Computing, Computer Business Review, and Professional Outsourcing, among others, and is a contributing editor to Diginomica, Computing, and Hack & Craft News. Over the years, he has also written for Computer Weekly, The Guardian, The Times, PC World, I-CIO, V3, The Inquirer, and Blockchain News, among many others. He is an acknowledged robotics expert who has appeared on BBC TV and radio, ITN, and Talk Radio, and is probably the only tech journalist in the UK to own a number of humanoid robots, which he hires out to events, exhibitions, universities, and schools. Chris has also chaired conferences on robotics, AI, IoT investment, digital marketing, blockchain, and space technologies, and has spoken at numerous other events.

Automation failing to improve productivity – employees an afterthought | Capgemini

A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute finds that, in a majority of companies (58 percent), automation has yet to meet executives’ goal for increased...

IBM buys Red Hat for $34 billion. Here’s why | Analysis

Services giant IBM is to acquire Linux distributor Red Hat for $34 billion, in the third largest technology deal in history. The 25-year-old Linux distie...

5G: New deals between Fujitsu & Ericsson, Samsung & NEC

NEWSBYTE Fujitsu is teaming up with Ericsson to develop and manufacture base stations for 5G wireless communications. Tokyo-based Fujitsu is to sign a memorandum of...

Moral Machines: Who lives, who dies on autonomous roads? | MIT

A new survey from MIT into the ethical challenges of autonomous vehicles reveals both global preferences and regional variations in answers to some tough...

Cybersecurity: Nearly as many organisations see AI as foe, not friend

Nearly as many cybersecurity professionals are concerned about the security risks of artificial intelligence (AI) as are convinced that the technology will bolster their...

Oracle launches Blockchain Applications Cloud at OpenWorld 2018

Oracle took blockchain mainstream with the launch of Blockchain Applications Cloud at the enterprise tech provider’s OpenWorld annual conference in San Francisco this week. The...

Sisense launches AI edge analytics, turning IoT devices “into supercomputers”

Business intelligence provider Sisense has launched a new artificial intelligence (AI) technology that it claims turns Internet of Things (IoT) devices “into supercomputers”. According to...

Addison Lee aims to bring driverless taxis to London by 2021

British minicab, car hire, and courier firm Addison Lee has partnered with driverless car group Oxbotica with the aim of offering an autonomous taxi...

Enterprise AI booming – but as tactical, not strategic tool: Deloitte

Internet of Business says Enterprise spending on artificial intelligence (AI) is increasing, with 82 percent of early adopters saying they have seen positive returns on...

Industrial robots: Usage up 30% worldwide, led by Asia and Europe

Internet of Business says The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has published its annual report on the state of the industrial robotics market worldwide. It finds...

UK announces £60m green tech competition – but cuts EV subsidies

British innovators and researchers are being invited to pitch new ideas to help tackle the effects of climate change on towns, cities, and the...

Blockchain “ubiquitous” in supply chain by 2025, claims Capgemini | Analysis

A new report by the Capgemini Research Institute claims that blockchain could become “ubiquitous” by 2025, entering mainstream business and underpinning supply chains worldwide. “Through...
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