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Chris Middleton

Chris Middleton
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Chris Middleton is the editor of Internet of Business, and specialises in robotics, AI, the IoT, and technology strategy. He is 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, and The Inquirer, 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.

PayPal snaps up fraud prevention player Simility for $120m

NEWSBYTE PayPal has announced that it is to acquire fraud prevention and risk management platform, Simility, for $120 million in cash. The acquisition, which is...

IBM partners with Box to enhance cloud storage with Watson AI

Enterprise services giant IBM and cloud collaboration and storage provider Box have announced a new partnership, in which IBM will build custom Box Skills using its...

Microsoft grows AI with purchase of machine learning startup Bonsai

Microsoft has announced the acquisition of machine learning specialist, Bonsai. The Berkeley, California-based startup is developing a deep reinforcement learning platform that abstracts the low-level...

Microsoft slammed for US immigration deal. Can tech industry stand by?

In the wake of Facebook’s problems with Cambridge Analytica, the sense that the technology industry is being held to account by the public –...

Public overwhelmingly rejecting robots, finds UK Robotics Week report

With UK Robotics Week upon us, UK-RAS has released a survey trumpeting public support for the technology. However, the results reveal the exact reverse,...

IBM’s Project Debater AI argues with humans in real time

A new IBM artificial intelligence (AI) system, Project Debater, has taken on human beings in a live debating competition in San Francisco. First the AI...

IoT spending to hit $1.2 trillion by 2022, claims IDC

NEWSBYTE Internet of Things (IoT) spending will hit $1.2 trillion by 2022, according to a new report. Analyst firm IDC has announced the findings...

“Cryptocurrency systems can’t scale or be trusted” – central banking organisation

UPDATED The more popular cryptocurrencies become, the less trustworthy and efficient they are, according to a key central banking organisation. Cryptocurrencies are “not scalable and...

Apple lands former Curiosity Mars rover engineer for self-drive project

Apple has continued its process of poaching key staff from its rivals, this time with the hire of a senior self-driving vehicle engineer from...

Exclusive Q&A | Blue Prism CTO David Moss on automation, AI,...

Robotic process automation pioneer Blue Prism has grown fast under the radar: a British success story – and a North of England success story,...

Security: The IoT is destroying legal concept of privacy warns in-depth...

THE BIG READ A new report cautions that the Internet of Things may undermine the concept of personal privacy to such an extent that...

Toyota ploughs $1bn into ride-hailer Grab, while Uber goes Lite

Toyota has agreed to buy a $1 billion stake in South East Asia’s Grab, in a deal that is thought to be the biggest...
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