Articles on computing (that aren’t specifically about healthcare or government IT), including driverless cars/autonomous vehicles.

I have focused on computing for most of my career in journalism, working in the late 1990s and early 2000s for the weekly magazine (as it then was) of that name – a couple of articles are at the end of this list.

Large language models harnessed for education, Jul 31, 2023

The importance of improving data quality at source, Dec 29, 2022

How to track greenhouse gas emissions, Jun 27, 2022

How algorithmic automation could manage workers ethically, Apr 14, 2022

How data analytics drives wind turbine power generation, Mar 15, 2022

Big Data London: Mitigate AI bias rather than try to remove it, say experts, Sep 24, 2021

How to monitor remote workers humanely, Dec 30, 2020

Learning on the job when working from home, Dec 15, 2020

How business software can stay clear of digital addiction, Jul 9, 2020

Designing software to include older people in the digital world, Apr 29, 2020

How HR robotics can be good for people, Feb 20, 2020

Robot markers and online submissions: what will exam assessments look like in the future?
Guardian Labs (Transforming the student experience series paid for by Jisc), Feb 19, 2020

How diversity spurs creativity in software development, Dec 16, 2019

Mr Robot: will androids ever be able to convince people they’re human? and How cloud computing helped one university to digitise the student experience
Guardian Labs (Connected University series paid for by Staffordshire University), Nov 29 and Dec 4, 2019

How companies can do the right thing with online reviews, Nov 6, 2019

Search beyond search engines, Oct 30, 2019

Automatic for the people? Experts predict how AI will transform the workplace
Guardian B2B, Jul 18, 2019

Can you trust Huawei… or any other networks supplier for that matter?
The Register, Jul 10, 2019

Norway’s autonomous ships point to new horizons, May 29, 2019

Reinventing higher education: ‘Can we use AI to give the lecturer superpowers?’
Guardian Labs (Transforming the student experience series paid for by Jisc), Apr 9, 2019

Can work allocation algorithms play fair?, Feb 18, 2019

When is it best to stick with paper?, Jan 2, 2019

Antisocial media and AI in play at Oxford Science and Ideas Festival, Dec 3, 2018

Where in Britain works best for IT?, Nov 9, 2018

Software requirements for international aid go beyond cloud and apps, Oct 19, 2018

Blueprint of modern construction can be found in a tech cluster… of 19th century England (Geek’s Guide to Flaxmill Maltings, Shrewsbury)
The Register, Sep 27, 2018

Blockchain delivers value with food sourcing system, Sep 18, 2018

Ethical AI requires collaboration and framework development, Jun 20, 2018

Reinventing the wheel
Economist Intelligence Unit Innovation Matters series, Jun 13, 2018

Chatbots demonstrate unexpected range of uses, from mental health to education, May 5, 2018

How artificial intelligence can aid and replace higher order human creativity, Mar 22, 2018

Life’s a beach – then you’re the comms nexus of the British Empire and Marconi-baiting hax0rs (Geek’s Guide to the Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno)
The Register, Feb 15, 2018

We already give up our privacy to use phones, why not with cars too?
The Register, Feb 14, 2018

Are you human? How to defeat the bots in e-commerce, Feb 9, 2018

How gamification is used to motivate workers, Nov 3, 2017

Hotter than the Sun: JET – Earth’s biggest fusion reactor, in Culham (Geek’s Guide)
The Register, Sep 25, 2017

Automated decision making shows worrying signs of limitation, Aug 9, 2017

Self-driving cars could be steered towards business use cases, Nov 18, 2016

Turing, Hauser, Sinclair – haunt computing’s Cambridge A-team stamping ground (Geek’s Guide walking tour of Cambridge’s computing history)
The Register, Sep 26, 2016

Fruitful pickings for browsers (alternatives to Google services – links here), p18
The Journalist, June-July 2016

How software drives safety in aerospace, healthcare, oil and gas, Jan 20, 2016

Lovelace at 200: Celebrating the High Priestess to Babbage’s machines
The Register, Jan 8, 2016

Natural language generation progresses from robo-journalism to finance, Nov 30, 2015

Marconi: The West of England’s very own Italian wireless pioneer
The Register, Feb 23, 2015 (also published in Geek’s Guide to Britain book, 2016, ed. Gavin Clarke)

Suffering satellites! Goonhilly’s ARTHUR REBORN for SPAAAACE
The Register, Nov 25, 2014 (also published in Geek’s Guide to Britain book, 2016, ed. Gavin Clarke)

The digitisation of help services (ChildLine, Samaritans and BB Group)
Guardian Voluntary Sector Network, Oct 30, 2013

Bringing your data to life (PDF of page – use of big data by charities and non-governmental organisations)
The Guardian/Guardian Voluntary Sector Network, Jun 27, 2012

Bletchley Park: where government started computing
Guardian Government Computing, May 15, 2012 – also see this blogpost

Broadband’s turn-on frustrations (inside the technology that connects users)
Guardian Technology, Jan 11, 2007 – also see this blogpost

Hot stocks to your inbox (pump and dump email spam)
Infosecurity Today, July/August 2006

A sidestep in the right direction (wikimapping on the Isle of Wight)
Guardian Technology, May 11, 2006

Spread the word, and join it up (Tim Berners-Lee’s semantic web)
Guardian Technology, Apr 6, 2006

The country switches on (rural broadband reaches businesses in the Wiltshire countryside)
Guardian Online, Dec 4, 2003

Track your every move (using the Data Protection Act on supermarkets, ISPs, banks and telcos)
Guardian Online, Aug 3, 2002

You can ring, but you can’t hide (mobile phone tracking of user locations)
Guardian Online, Nov 29, 2001

Let me be your fantasy (virtual actors, Final Fantasy, Guinness squirrels and Eyes Wide Shut)
Guardian Online, Apr 26, 2001

New York, London, Paris, Munich: Fear and loathing on the IPO trail
Business 2.0, Jul 1, 2000

Parc life: the people who changed the world (the history of Parc Xerox)
Computing, May 11, 2000

Oracle: as happy as Larry? (Larry Ellison)
Computing, Nov 18, 1999