• The rise of the algorithm need not be bad news for humans

    4 May 2017 The Financial Times


    The rise of the algorithm need not be bad news for humans -- but we will need to take care of the digital environment, says Luciano Floridi. The best protection against any algorithmic errors is to put human intelligence back into the equation.

  • The “Goldilocks” Level of Teen Screen Use

    1 May 2017 Scientific American


    It pays to get the time spent on a device just right; Scientific American covers a study on teen screen use by Andrew K. Przybylski and Netta Weinstein, published in Psychological Science.

  • Encouraging African entrepreneurship

    6 April 2017 The Economist


    In Africa, says Nicolas Friederici of Oxford University, incubators have disappointed because they are a supply-side solution: there are still too few promising startups in need of their services.

  • The Gig Economy and the Third World

    6 April 2017 Sputnik News


    Helena Barnard, an author of the OII report ‘The Risks and Rewards of Online Gig Work at the Global Margins' discusses whether the gig economy will boost or destroy the economies of developing countries.

  • The global gig economy and its implications for African digital workers

    27 March 2017 Intelligent CIO


    Addressing the 4th UNI Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal, Mark Graham warned of the danger of ‘parasitic capitalism’ where digital companies give little back to the places where they are embedded and platform workers are left to fend for themselves.

  • Fake news is shared as widely as the real thing

    27 March 2017 Financial Times


    Nearly a quarter of web content shared on Twitter by users in the battleground state of Michigan during the final days of last year's US election campaign were so-called fake news, according to a University of Oxford study.