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Vivid Sydney: What It Is And Why You Should Attend!

This year, from 27th May to 18th June, Vivid Sydney is back with spectacular light shows, visual art pieces, and live music! It is an annual event that not only attracts Sydneysiders, but people from all around the world. The blend of arts, technology and innovation is truly awe-inspiring, so if you’re around Sydney this month, read this article for all the info you need! What is Vivid Sydney? Vivid…

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Can a Robot Take Your Job?

As the world continues to witness a quantum leap in artificial intelligence technology—will our jobs be safe from automatization in the future? New research by EPFL answers the much-debated question.

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User Experience Elizabeth Line

The Platinum Jubilee: The UX of the Elizabeth line

For the last addition to our Tech Through Time: The Platinum Jubilee series, we thought we’d take a very UX-focused approach to a topic everyone has been talking about: The Elizabeth line. Recently opened and renamed in homage to Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, it has been highly anticipated for the past 13 years! Connecting Reading all the way to South-East London (through use of separate branches), it has been…

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Queen's Jubilee Tech Embracing

The Platinum Jubilee: How Queen Elizabeth II Has Consistently Embraced Technology

For the second segment of our Platinum Jubilee series, we thought we’d take a look at how the Queen has embraced technology throughout her 70 years on the throne, and used it to her advantage. Regularly labelled as a long-time supporter of digital communications and the advancement of technology, she has overseen the creation of the most popular commodities of modern times. So, here’s a list of the times when…

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The Platinum Jubilee: British Tech Developments Throughout Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 Year Reign

Later this week Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 70th year on the throne, a monumental milestone for the British monarchy. As a company born and bred in London, we’ve been seeing Jubilee content everywhere – whether it’s flags adorning the streets, celebratory festivals, or even purple-wrapped buses! So, as a UX company with interest in all-things-tech, we thought we would celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in our own way, from…

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Emotionally Intelligent AI

The ability and inability to comprehend emotions have been a key distinction between humans and artificial intelligence for long—but a recent discovery by Japanese researchers might change that.

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Future in Films: Minority Report

The next installment of the Future in Films series will be on the futuristic world created in Spielberg’s sci-fi thriller, Minority Report, where we see Tom Cruise in the role of John Anderton; a detective in the Department of Pre-Crime where murders are seen before they happen, and the team must decode clues and stop the crime before it takes place.

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Austin Texas Startups

Silicon Hills Startups: The Companies Defining Austin as a Major Tech Startup Destination

As you probably know by now, the UX Connections team will soon be attending SXSW. So, we wanted to focus a bit on the city in which it’s hosted – Austin, Texas. This city has a long history of being the birthplace of some very successful businesses, it was even nicknamed ‘Silicon Hills’ in the 1990s due to a cluster of high-tech companies setting up offices within the area. To…

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Future in Films: Iron Man

In the Future in Films series, we will focus on the tech we see in popular films and whether this is available in the real world. Our first instalment will put Iron Man in the spotlight as we look at Tony Stark’s impressive array of high-tech assistants that aid him in running his uber successful weapons business, Stark Industries.

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Future in Films: Avatar

In this iteration of our Future in Films series, we will look at James Cameron’s Avatar. We will look at the 22nd century human technology as well as the actual process of creating and using an Avatar body as Jake – the protagonist.

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Future in Films: Back to the Future II

The second instalment of Future in Films – where we judge how realistic the technology in popular films is – we highlight the culturally iconic Back to the Future II where Marty McFly takes the Delorean to the year 2015 (or at least how 2015 was imagined back in 1989).

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UX Highlights 2021

When the world changed back in 2020, there was a shift in focus for a lot of us. Things that brought us so much stress and worry no longer mattered in the grand scheme of things, and it was more about using our time to learn new skills, find new hobbies and rediscover that childlike joy of our favourite things. Since a lot of our time is still spent inside…

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Recognizing Algorithmic Biases

Transparency, accountability, and reliability are the virtues of trustworthy AI. By keeping inclusivity and equity as the cornerstones of the development of AI standards, organizations can address implicit biases of algorithms.

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The Female Lead: The Women Behind Swedish Tech

To end our Swedish Design Series on a high, we thought we’d champion some of the most successful women working in the Swedish tech industry. Not all women mentioned are Swedish-born, but they are helping Sweden become a world-leader in tech. Though not all are design-based, we appreciate that all women mentioned in this list are business-minded, innovation-led and tech-driven, which would explain why they’re all excelling in their field.…

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