Urban life is evolving at a head-spinningly rapid pace. We’re living in a time where artificial intelligence and virtual reality are beginning to shape the way we work, commute and spend our free time – and we’re also up against an urgent need to start adopting more sustainable practices. Thankfully, our city is filled with innovators, futurists and entrepreneurs who are up to the challenges of our rapidly changing world.
In this series, we’ll shine a light on these game-changing Londoners. We’re delving deeper into the future we know is coming, and investigating the developments that could shift the way we exist in the coming decades.
What's next for London?
London 2030: How AI is set to shape our city
It’s the end of the decade. But this is no time to look back, the future is where it’s at. And just as the last ten years have seen massive changes in the way technology shapes our lives, so the next ten will be the same. In particular, artificial intelligence has the potential to dramatically change how we live in the city, from the way we travel to how we chill out.
How AI is helping to preserve culture in London
From classic movies to centuries-old artefacts, London’s museums and galleries have got crowd-pulling wonders in spades. But how do you go about keeping all that culture in tip-top condition for future generations? From fault-spotting drones to storytelling robots, here’s how AI is helping.
How AI is making us smarter
There were times, we confess, when all we wanted was a clever little robot to do our homework for us. Fast forward a few decades and the landscape of learning really is being shaped by the latest tech innovations and AI advancements. No, the machine will emphatically not do your homework (sorry, kid) but it will help maximise your brain’s potential for acquiring new knowledge and make you much more adept at the task. And that’s not all, new apps are also being developed to help patients recovering from a stroke undergo speech therapy and even train our latest generation of surgeons and dentists. Read on about four incredible apps and pieces of software using AI – all of which have London connections – to help make us smarter.