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Your weekly status update on the technology business with Rory Cellan-Jones.

Your weekly status update on the technology business with Rory Cellan-Jones.
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Your weekly status update on the technology business with Rory Cellan-Jones.

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Episodes

Intelligent Algorithms

9/21/2018
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IBM thinks it has an answer to worries about bias in artificial intelligence. David Kenny from the company explains how it works. Plus, is biometric tech such as facial recognition racing ahead of measures to protect people's rights? Technology researcher Stephanie Hare examines the issue. And engineer Lawrence Burns maps out the long road to autonomous driving in his new book "Autonomy". Presented by Zoe Kleinman, with BBC technology reporter Chris Foxx. (Image: 'Erica', the first...

Duration:00:23:03

Watching Apple

9/14/2018
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Apple adds new heart-monitoring features to its Watch, letting users take an electrocardiogram. But will people hound their doctors when there's nothing wrong with them as a result? And the European Parliament votes to make web providers responsible for enforcing copyright - we hear the opinions of an MEP who's against the plan and a music industry body that backs it. Plus, have cryptocurrencies had their day or are they yet to reach their full potential? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with...

Duration:00:24:01

Senators Quiz Facebook and Twitter

9/7/2018
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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey answer questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee over US election interference by foreign powers. But Google is conspicuous by its absence. Plus we meet some of Berlin's most successful women tech founders, and we ask whether an algorithm can imitate someone's voice better than a human actor with the help of Donald Trump - kind of. (Image: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg appears before the US Senate Intelligence Committee, Credit: REX/...

Duration:00:23:24

Senators Quiz Facebook and Twitter

9/7/2018
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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey answer questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee over US election interference by foreign powers. But Google is conspicuous by its absence. Plus we meet some of Berlin's most successful women tech founders, and we ask whether an algorithm can imitate someone's voice better than a human actor with the help of Donald Trump - kind of. (Image: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg appears before the US Senate Intelligence Committee, Credit:...

Duration:00:24:01

IFA Berlin 2018

8/31/2018
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Televisions take a leap forward with 8K resolution at IFA, Europe's biggest consumer tech show. Plus Rory Cellan-Jones meets a robot designed to help you sleep, and hears why founders are convinced Berlin is the best place in Europe to set up and grow their companies. (Photo: Rory Cellan-Jones looks at a 8K resolution TV at IFA, Credit: BBC)

Duration:00:23:06

Australia Hands Huawei 5G Ban

8/24/2018
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The Chinese telecoms giant says the Australian government has banned it and fellow communications firm ZTE from providing 5G technology for the country's wireless networks, reportedly over national security concerns. Plus, after the Facebook/ Cambridge Analytica data scandal, are people more likely to resist Silicon Valley firms entering the health, education, and civic sectors? We talk to Lucie Greene, author of a new book "Silicon States" that examines the question. And is the problem of...

Duration:00:23:11

Will AI Ever Understand Us?

8/17/2018
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Are recent strides in artificial intelligence more about computers becoming better at matching patterns than about real human-like understanding of tasks? Plus, why a mysterious Russian satellite displaying "very abnormal behaviour" has raised alarm in the US. And is the richness of spoken English at risk from speaking to AI assistants? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Kriti Sharma, VP of artificial intelligence at Sage.

Duration:00:23:10

Silicon Valley Pulls Plug On InfoWars

8/10/2018
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Twitter refuses to follow Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify in ditching the conspiracy theory channel run by Alex Jones, saying he has not broken its rules. Plus, we visit security conferences Def Con and Black Hat in Las Vegas, and we meet Vector, a new home robot that aims to capture people's imagination in a way other devices have failed to. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Foxx, and special guest Kate Bevan, editor of Which? Computing. (Image: InfoWars...

Duration:00:23:06

Trillion Dollar Apple

8/3/2018
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Apple becomes the world's first US public company to be worth $1tn, while Huawei beats it to second place in the smartphone market. Our special guest Marta Pinto, senior research analyst for European mobile devices at IDC assesses their fortunes and prospects. Plus, the impact that Google's translation software is having on minority languages. And why the territory of Gaza may be home to a Middle Eastern start-up hub. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield....

Duration:00:23:21

Kaspersky defends antivirus firm

9/15/2017
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The Russian antivirus provider Kaspersky sells its products worldwide - but now the Trump administration has ordered US government agencies to stop using the company's products. The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones speaks to Eugene Kaspersky. Later in the programme, Brian Merchant, the author of the One Device, an account of the birth of the iPhone and its impact on the world, says he doesn't think that another revolution had been unleashed by Apple. During the recent hurricane and flooding in Texas,...

Duration:00:22:58