Techie-Talk: The Inner Workings of Data Technology

Eleanor Barlow Interview with Dean Wronowski: Freelance Full-Stack Software Developer Good morning and thank you for joining me today. So, to kick-start our Techie-Talk, can you please explain to us what it is you do at Pansensic?   Dean Wronowski: “Right… my job is basically to programme and, at Pansensic, I have developed a system […]

Social Media-What a Drug!

Eleanor Barlow There has been a lot of interest/noise/kerfuffle with regards to Facebook lately. After the latest data breaches from Cambridge Analytica (intriguingly unearthed a few months before the new GDPR implementations and, with them, the hefty penalties… take from that what you will) the public have become concerned, and rightly so, about where the […]

Thinking Machines: What Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Mean for Our Future

To many of us, the words ‘Artificial Intelligence’ (AI) conjures images of a dystopian world, abundant with merciless, power-hungry robots and an overthrown or destroyed humanity. From the 1984 film ‘The Terminator’ to ‘Ex Machin’ (2015) intelligent, destructive automata have permeated what AI symbolises. Many critics and scholars within the field, including Martin Ford in […]

Technical Cornwall: Not Just Pasties and Sand

Eleanor Barlow Loved for its beautiful beaches, stunning coastlines, award-winning food, friendly locals and family fun, Cornwall has been an iconic holiday destination for millions. Some visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, others come from overseas to experience its splendour. On average, 5 million people visit Cornwall each year, […]

Falling for Fakery? False Reviews and How to Spot Them

Eleanor Barlow When shopping online, checking out a hotel on an app, or scrutinising restaurants in the local area, many of us will go to the review section to sway our decision on whether to buy or use the product or service. It is quick and easy to take a gander through the comments, to […]