Oxford event – Building Healthier Cities: Reducing Air Pollution

Forthcoming event – Building Healthier Cities: Reducing Air Pollution 26 February 2019, 17:00 Organiser: Oxford’s Nature, Health and the Built Environment (NHBE) Group Venue: JCR Lecture Theatre, St Catherine’s College, Manor Road OX1 3UJ More than half of the world’s population live in cities where daily activities can release air pollutants harmful to health. The … Continue reading “Oxford event – Building Healthier Cities: Reducing Air Pollution”

Electric bikes could provide older people with brain boost

Older cyclists who use electric bicycles may be getting the same brain benefits as those on standard bikes. This new research was conducted at the University of Reading and Oxford Brookes University, and published in PLOS One yesterday (Weds 20 February). It found that cyclists between the ages of 50-83 experienced cognitive and mental health … Continue reading “Electric bikes could provide older people with brain boost”

Local Digital Project: Chatbots and AI

It’s felt like an age in arriving, but finally the Chatbot project has launched properly. With contracts exchanged and our delivery partners engaged it was time to all get together in Birmingham for an all-day kick-off event. The objectives of the event were to ensure that everyone had a common understanding of the project, what … Continue reading “Local Digital Project: Chatbots and AI”

Smart Oxford: apps could be used to reduce inequality in the city

Smart Oxford programme manager, Tony Hart, addressed a conference at the King’s Centre in Oxford yesterday and explained how the city and Oxfordshire could be developed was by taking advantage of world-leading experts here, and by encouraging residents to use technology could be a key way of reducing inequality across Oxfordshire. Read more in the … Continue reading “Smart Oxford: apps could be used to reduce inequality in the city”

Oxford one of six sites to receive funding for health data science

Health Data Research UK is awarding £30 million funding to six sites across the UK, including the University of Oxford, to address challenging healthcare issues through use of data science. Professor Martin Landray, Director of the Health Data Research UK Oxford site said: ‘We are delighted that the Big Data Institute at University of Oxford … Continue reading “Oxford one of six sites to receive funding for health data science”

IoT and digital transformation – cheaper transport but at what price?

By Simon Whitburn, Nominet The transport industry faces a major period of change, with pressure to make better use of natural resources and embrace new technology, while at the same time driving costs down. The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) – linking all manner of infrastructure and devices together – will help to … Continue reading “IoT and digital transformation – cheaper transport but at what price?”