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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 and 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, and ITN, 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.

Prevent malicious use of AI, say Oxford, Cambridge, Yale

Academics from Oxford, Cambridge, and Yale universities have united with OpenAI, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and security experts to warn of the dangers of...

Five predictions on the future of smart warehousing

Warehousing is no longer the dumb, static component in the supply chain, but an area that's ripe for smart transformation. Kayla Mathews and Chris...

Retail IoT: Shoppers demand AI, VR, and a better fit online

Smart choices: Consumers want closer integration between online and in-store shopping experiences, according to a new survey published today. The Future of Retail report...

IoT ramps up cyber security risk, says in-depth report

A new report finds that most organisations lack the right mix of strategy and execution to tackle rising threats to cybersecurity. And the Internet...

Retail IoT: Why Vodafone’s digital fitting rooms are a good fit...

Chris Middleton reports on how the latest retail application of digital mirrors reflects a shift towards customer engagement and smart supply chains on the...

Crypto mining: Why IoT users should worry about NVIDIA’s stock price

Chris Middleton explains why gamblers' rush to stockpile GPUs to mine cryptocurrencies and run blockchains is creating distortions in the real world. At the...

South Korea most automated nation on earth, says report. The UK?...

South Korea trumps Japan and Germany in robotics, with the US also lagging behind in the top 10. Meanwhile, China is on the march....

VIDEO: Watch humanoid robots ski at 2018 Winter Olympics

(Video courtesy of Robert McGregor.) Robots have been taking to the ski slopes at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea (see video). Humanoid machines...

Analysis: Oracle says autonomy now, AI with everything by 2020

Oracle is automating and AI-enables its cloud platform. But is AI simply the new direct debit? Chris Middleton reports. Oracle has announced that it is...

Perfect storm blows healthtech towards IoT cures

A perfect storm of societal changes and converging technologies is driving both innovation and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the healthtech sector, says a...

Amazon takes on UPS and FedEx – and catches Theresa May’s...

Amazon's ambitions in the delivery sector finally reveal what Jeff Bezos has been building in plain sight: a global hyper-company. No wonder Theresa May...

Hancock’s half hour at Hermes: good, but not good enough

Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and (as the BBC satire W1A put it) “for some reason also Sport”, praised delivery...