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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.

UK launches “£1 billion” Sector Deal for AI | Analysis

Internet of Business says The UK has confirmed details of the new Sector Deal for Artificial Intelligence (AI), trailed in February at the Westminster e-Forum...

Self-driving PODs to be trialled in Lake District national park

Self-driving vehicles are being considered as part of a sustainable transport strategy for the UK’s Lake District. Autonomous, electric POD vehicles from British motoring company...

Europe announces €20 billion AI strategy – UK sidelined | Analysis

Chris Middleton explains why 25 countries' ambitions for a joint approach to AI might lag behind Britain's similar announcements this week and earlier this...

IoT immature, providers experimenting with strategy, says Ericsson report

The Internet of Things (IoT)  is one of the most talked-about topics in the technology industry, and yet the provider landscape is immature and...

Amazon launching new ‘Vesta’ domestic robots in 2019: report

Retail and Web services giant Amazon is said to be working on a new breed of domestic robots, in a project codenamed ‘Vesta’ –...

Retail: Walmart aims for majority stake in India’s Flipkart

US retail giant Walmart is reportedly closing in on purchasing a majority stake in Flipkart, India’s leading ecommerce brand and its most valuable startup. The predicted...

Qualcomm layoffs suggest the chips are down for industry

NEWSBYTE Embattled US chip giant Qualcomm has confirmed in a WARN filing (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) that it is cutting 1,500 jobs in...

Bitcoin miners losing real money at current prices, says Morgan Stanley

Investment bank and financial services giant Morgan Stanley has claimed that most Bitcoin miners will be losing real money unless the cryptocurrencies’ real-world value...

Baidu hits the road against Alibaba with driverless food deliveries

Search and AI giant Baidu is collaborating with Meituan-Dianping to deliver food to China's towns and cities via driverless cars. Baidu and Meituan are set to...

Facebook developing chips for AI and own-brand IoT devices

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat before Congress like a besuited rabbit in 100 senators’ headlights, he was famously asked by Orrin Hatch how...

IBM results underline shift to cognitive services – and falling profits

IBM’s Q1 2018 results reveal that cognitive and cloud services are leading overall revenue increases at the enterprise services giant. This is Big Blue’s...

Will 5G be the big casualty of China-US trade war?

As the war of words hots up between the US and China over some $150 billion in bilateral trade tariffs, evidence that 5G and...