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Realising the potential of Artificial Intelligence for the UK

Professor Dame Wendy Hall

, October 17, 2017 — Digital

Regius Professor of Computing Science, University of Southampton

As one of the authors of the Independent Review into Artificial Intelligence and leading figure in the field of computer science at the University of Southampton, Professor Dame Wendy Hall, reflects on a career at the forefront of digital breakthroughs. Ever since computers were invented, people have talked about how they can help us to learn…

Why is poetry so important?

Caleb Femi

, October 13, 2017 — Civil Society

Young People’s Laureate for London

This Libraries Week and ahead of the Young People’s Laureate Tour 2017, Caleb Femi talks about his role as the Young People’s Laureate for London and the pivotal role poetry can play in young lives. Inspiring future generationsThe Young People’s Laureate is all about engaging, not only with poetry but with young people too through…

#ReadySteadyLibrary for Libraries Week

Sue Ball

, October 10, 2017 — Civil Society

Stock, Services & Activities Manager at Staffordshire County

Find out about the role Stafford Library is playing in supporting local families and vulnerable children ahead of them starting school - just one example of the many ways in which libraries are affecting change and bringing people together.

Securing our connected world

Martin Sadler

, October 6, 2017 — Digital

Chair of DCMS’s Secure by Default Expert Advisory Group

In the first of a series of blogs covering DCMS’s work on cyber security, Martin Sadler, Chair of DCMS’s Secure by Default Expert Advisory Group explores the Secure by Default Review, which  looks at how the Internet of Things (IoT) market has developed and what impact this has on the cyber security landscape.As we put our…

Making creative opportunities a reality

Technology is revolutionising the way we make and experience culture. From augmented reality to new immersive studios transforming the traditional exhibition, culture is developing as quickly as technology allows.Technology can be a real asset in helping increase access to the arts by reaching and inspiring new audiences.That’s why programmes like CreativeXR are so exciting. Developed…

Researching Passchendaele 100

Sikander Khan

, July 28, 2017 — First World War

I had no clue what was meant by the term ‘Passchendaele’ before I volunteered to support the commemorations in Belgium with National Citizen Service. All I knew was that it was linked to The First Wold War and had something to do with Belgium. I had been to Ypres before, and visited many of the…