Friend or foe: Can computer coders trust ChatGPT?

“It felt like magic to me,” says Pietro Schirano. “It scared me a little bit because it was so good.” He’s talking about the latest version of ChatGPT, an artificial… Read more

Ministers given new guidance on WhatsApp use

Ministers have been given new guidance on using WhatsApp and other private messaging apps for government business. It replaces previous guidelines from 2013, before WhatsApp was widely used, on the… Read more

The tech helping driverless cars see round corners

“A bit like X-ray vision” is how engineer James Long describes the effect of the technology he’s working on. Sitting in front of a bank of TV screens showing busy… Read more

Online trolls are taking a toll in China

Six months after sharing a photograph on Chinese social media celebrating her graduate school admission with her bedridden grandfather, Zheng Linghua died. The 23-year-old had shared the image on the… Read more

Are Chinese tech firms a security risk?

US Congress members have been grilling TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew over the the safety of the social media app. The US has threatened to ban it completely if the… Read more

MSPs banned from using Tik Tok app on phones

MSPs and staff working at the Scottish parliament have been banned from using Chinese-owned social media app TikTok on their work phones. It follows a similar decision taken by the… Read more

Bill Gates: AI most important tech advance in decades

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says the development of artificial intelligence (AI) is the most important technological advance in decades. In a blog post on Tuesday, he called it as fundamental… Read more

BBC advises staff to delete TikTok from work phones

The BBC has advised staff to delete TikTok from corporate phones because of privacy and security fears. The BBC seems to be the first UK media organisation to issue the… Read more

Facebook-owner Meta to cut 10,000 staff

Meta, which owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, has announced that it will cut 10,000 jobs. It comes months after the tech giant laid off 11,000 employees in November 2022. Meta… Read more

The tech helping women manage the menopause

It was in 2019 when Debbie Dickinson experienced her first hot flush. “I was at home and felt very puzzled,” says the 55-year-old. “I didn’t know what was going on… Read more
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