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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

DeepMind's AlphaGo Learns Without Humans

10/20/2017
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The software that beat the world champion at the ancient game of Go can now teach itself to play, and outperform its previous version. Is this a big step towards general artificial intelligence? Plus, we visit a conference for Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs, the investment craze that's sweeping the cryptocurrency world. And, we chat to Professor William Webb, telecoms expert and author of the forthcoming book Our Digital Future, on why he thinks tech such as fully autonomous cars and 5G data...

Duration: 00:23:25


Rivals Split On Virtual Reality

10/13/2017
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says virtual reality is the future, but Apple's boss Tim Cook dismisses it as niche tech. Who is right? Plus, not so long ago, Silicon Valley could seemingly do little wrong. But is the political and cultural tide turning against the US tech industry's "disruptive" behaviour? We ask Phil Libin, founder of the AI startup studio All Turtles and the man behind the Evernote app. And, in the week that Ada Lovelace Day celebrates women's contribution to science and...

Duration: 00:23:25


Google Home Goes Mini

10/6/2017
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Google reveals new Pixel 2 phones and a bigger range of intelligent Home speakers, but the focus is on its AI Assistant software. Plus, is your computer or smartphone secretly making money for someone else? We hear how websites can use your machine to mine cryptocurrency, without telling you. And we chat to a man who spends his time baiting online scammers. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC Online tech correspondent Mark Ward, and special guest Emily Orton from the computer security...

Duration: 00:23:25


Amazon's Bid For AI Lead

9/29/2017
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Amazon unveils a new range of home devices using its Alexa AI assistant. But will customers be baffled by too many devices to choose from? Plus, we talk to Steven Wilson, the head of Europol's European Cybercrime Centre, on the biggest cyber-threats to watch out for. And, Gwen Lighter from the startup GoFly tells us why she's running a competition asking people to design a personal flying machine. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman, and special guest Kate...

Duration: 00:23:25


Facebook Tightens Political Ads

9/22/2017
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Facebook says it'll give the US Congress details of political ads placed by Russians during the presidential election - does the move mark a shift in its attitude to how its platform is used? Plus, how Alphabet's Google is paying $1.1bn to Taiwan's HTC to strengthen its Pixel smartphone business. And, we speak to Sayyeda Salam from the charity Save the Children about its new app designed to help Syrian refugee children in Jordan keep up with their school lessons. Presented by Rory...

Duration: 00:23:25


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...

Duration: 00:22:58