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The future of wellbeing – prevention, tech, and more
Mental health provision has never been good enough. As our understanding of mental health improves, we need to build a system fit for the future, not the present. Technology will play a part. We need to decide what part that is.
The health revolution
Medicine is at the dawn of a new era. A whole range of new digital technologies, significant steps in developing artificial intelligence and rapid developments on genomics will together transform healthcare forever.
How technology will revolutionise the health service
A fascinating survey published by PwC this week shows that people in Northern Ireland are more receptive to Artificial Intelligence in health care than any other part of the UK.
Facebook’s remarkable suicide prevention tool
In a week dominated by controversy about how our social media data is exploited Scope looks at how Facebook also uses data to save lives.
The Unabomber: uncanny prophecies of a dangerous man
Twenty two years ago a brilliant mathematician showed uncanny prescience when he anticipated a great debate about automation and artificial intelligence.
Big Brother and Big Data
Les Allamby, chief commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned about the impact of technological surveillance on privacy rights
Technology must enhance not destroy care for older people
Eddie Lynch, Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland lays out how technology should be used to support our ageing population
How robot seals and intelligent toilets are transforming care for older people
Our oldest people are suffering the most as the health service falters in the face of overwhelming demand.
The future of punishment: prisons without bars and hell on earth
Technological change poses enormous challenges for the future punishment and rehabilitation of offenders.