VR and AR

What’s bubbling in Augmented and Virtual Reality?

Shaun Allan (Hedgehog Lab), Dzmitry Varhan (Lampix), Marianne Whitfield (Sphere Network) and Tricia Lall (Lampix) There was a full house at Newcastle Arts Centre on a sunny but cold May evening where Sphere Network members were treated to a real insight into the present-day sci fi of augmented and virtual reality. We started with a Read more about What’s bubbling in Augmented and Virtual Reality?[…]

Internet of Things

Internet of Things – Opportunity or Threat?

This event was the first in a series of sessions the Sphere Network will be holding to discuss the growth of IoT and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things). Facilitated by Charles Sellers, and hosted by Northumbria University, the event was a sell out and we had a full house in lecture room A110 in the Read more about Internet of Things – Opportunity or Threat?[…]

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Application of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain is the new buzzword – but what does it mean for your sector? Is the technology appropriate for your business? Originally underpinning cryptocurrencies, starting with Bitcoin, the concept of distributed control is established in the world of financial technology (fintech). However, there is potential to apply the same technology solution to reform and streamline Read more about Application of Blockchain Technology[…]

Future of Work and Artificial Intelligence

The future of work in the era of artificial intelligence Artificial intelligence is fast changing the world. The premise that intelligent machines will perform tasks more efficiently and at a lower cost than human beings is by no means far-fetched. The challenges facing the workers of the future are multiplying before our very eyes. Some Read more about Future of Work and Artificial Intelligence[…]

Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Latest article for the Center for Digital Ethics and Policy by Sphere co-founder Kate Baucherel: Will big business compromise the ethics of artificial intelligence? We are entering a new era of technology adoption. We have passed the point of using new tools to perform old tasks, and our behavior is changing. I grew up with Read more about Ethics of Artificial Intelligence[…]