Tech 4 Good: Inspirational Ted Talks
Digital Society 2017 is just around the corner and we are excited to be joined by a stellar line up of speakers to discuss how we can tackle some of Scotland’s biggest social issues.
To get you motivated, interested and inspired I have found 4 Ted Talks to get you thinking about how we can create a digital society.
Is there such thing as ‘trickle down techonomics’? Does virtual reality have a place in politics? How can data be used to tackle the worlds biggest problems? And what does the future really look like?
The world is going through a digital revolution, but there is a growing gap between those who can access technology and those who cannot. Does everyone benefit from technological advancement and what are the unintended consequences of developing technology?
Ready to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes? Chris Milk demonstrates how virtual reality can improve human connectivity and create a world of empathy by sharing the realities of peoples lives with politicians and decision makers who can make a difference.
Maybe we can live in a world where data is not used to incorrectly predict the next president? Big Data drives profit, tracks our shopping habits, music taste and how many steps we take a day. But Prukalpa Sankar wants data to solve real time world problems.
Our keynote speaker Gillian Docherty, CEO, The Data Lab, paints a picture of what the world will look like in 2037 through the eyes of her five year old daughter. And it doesn’t sound half bad. Get ready to be the healthiest, most organised version of yourself. Spoiler alert there are holograms, personal trainers, house robots and we are way beyond driverless cars.
Please mind the gap… or healthcare may fall
Imagine sharing a lengthy train journey with others. From beginning to end, imagine how often you might hear ‘mind the gap’ messages about embarking and disembarking safely. Picture how navigating…
Women Lead: My journey from Dragons’ Den to Silicon Valley
Following her appearance on Dragons’ Den, Sheila Hogan, serial entrepreneur, founder and chief executive of digital legacy vault, Biscuit Tin, shares her experience of her time in the Den and…
Look anywhere – the future is ‘aged tech’. But Scotland needs to be more adventurous
Scottish Care, as the representative body of independent social care providers of care home, care at home and housing support services, has been working over several years with colleagues in…
Women Lead: Engineer turned entrepreneur
We are always fascinated by other people’s stories. It’s how we connect, grow and learn from each other. Until very recently I always felt like I didn’t have a story to tell. Who…
‘Women – together we will change the dynamic in tech’
I was inspired to start a career in technology when personal computers were in their infancy and the internet decades away. My childhood dream of becoming a scientist was shaped by…
It’s time to change the future of tech apprenticeships – and we need your help
In his latest exclusive column for Futurescot, Ross Tuffee, chair of the Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Digital Economy Skills Group, calls on tech employers to get involved in shaping the…
What AI difference a year makes
Amazingly, it’s been one year since the publication of Scotland’s AI Strategy. And what a year it has been. Demanding but rewarding, with good progress made and great foundations laid…
International Women’s Day: It’s time to harness power of women in technology
As we celebrate International Women’s Day, I hope to be part of a future where barriers that prevent women from competing on a level playing field in the work environment…