Ex Machina

Rahul Matthan
How technology is changing society
Created 28 May 2020
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  • Smart Regulation
    15 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    There is increasing convergence around the world on the need to implement “smart” solutions to augment our current regulatory frameworks for data governance. There are already a number of different to...
  • Crypto Regulation
    08 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    It looks like we are, sooner or later, going to be discussing a brand-new cryptocurrency regulation - and while it appears, from all accounts, that the government may be reconsidering its initial appr...
  • Phages and Precision Medicine
    01 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Thanks to the pandemic we’ve developed a healthy paranoia about microbes. But not all viruses are the malignant forces of evil we have come to believe they are. For instance, bacteriophages — that inv...
  • Predicting the Future
    17 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 5 1
    Real-time data is already being used to predict human behaviour. With more and more data being generated every day, it can’t be long before a combination of economics and statistics is co-related with...
  • Privacy Self-Management
    11 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Since the dawn of data protection we’ve taken a “self-management” approach to privacy by relying on consent to manage our personal data. But unless we completely re-imagine consent, use it for protect...
  • Calculated Communication
    03 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Communication, by its very nature, is an act of revelation. Every time we communicate an opinion or even just share personal information, we make public that which was, until then, deeply private. Tec...
  • Should AI own IP?
    27 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    The recent flurry of cases around granting intellectual property rights to artificial intelligence is being widely seen as a sign of things to come. However, when you think about it, AI is ill suited ...
  • Identity and Privacy
    21 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    There is a tendency to assume that digital identity programs always lead to privacy harms. However, given how critical identity often is to providing digital services efficiently, it is important that...
  • Opening Closed Spaces
    06 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    Arguably, one of the main reasons why the internet spread like wildfire all around the world was because its core infrastructure was built on open, interoperable protocols. This technology-agnostic de...
  • The Future of Title
    29 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Ever since I first wrote about NFTs, I’ve been trying to figure out some practical use for this technology. Just using them as tokens for digital art felt like we were not doing enough with what they ...
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