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WIRED UK

May / June 2021
Magazine

WIRED is the Magazine for smart, intellectually curious people who need and want to know what’s next. WIRED will always deliver stimulating and compelling content and stunning design and photography. If you want an inside track to the future, then WIRED is your magazine.

Wired UK

Creating WIRED

Privacy shouldn’t be a privilege for only the wealthiest consumers

THIN ICE • The East Greenland Ice Core Project is studying the movement of glaciers in a race to understand how and why its vast ice sheets are melting, as well as peering back in time through the study of ice cores that contain trapped bubbles of Earth’s ancient atmosphere. But the global pandemic risks derailing their work

HOW NOT TO GET CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE • Rio de Janeiro’s streets are notorious for their gun crime – it’s all too easy for citizens to find they’re in the wrong place at the wrong time. But an app that can alert users to violent incidents is helping keep people out of harm’s way

AN END TO CONFLICT NEEDS TO BEGIN ONLINE • Disinformation has jeopardised democracy. If social media giants don’t take action, it could also ruin opportunities for peace, too

Dynamic data is the key to gaining an AI accuracy boost • Public sector organisations can pair ‘effervescent’ data with digital twin technology to make accurate predictions

NIGERIAN FINTECH SAVES THE UNBANKED MILLIONS • More than 150 million Nigerians have no access to a bank account and struggle to save money. But traditional savings schemes are now being updated for the digital – and cashless – age

Startups rewriting Nigeria’s financial playbook

RULES BRITANNIA: THE LAWS OF THE LOCKDOWN • Government advice wasn’t always clear and consistent, but what it lacked in quality, it made up for in quantity…

SAVING UK FIRMS, ONE CUSTOM AI AT A TIME • AI implementation specialists Faculty hit the headlines for being seemingly too close to the government – but now it has moved away from politics to focus on an area it claims is still woefully behind the curve: UK businesses

AI on the job • Faculty has worked on far more than just pandemic responses. Here’s three examples of how other sectors used its AI smarts

NO PLASTIC BUT STILL FANTASTIC • Chewing gum – the gooey blight of pavements everywhere – now has a biodegradable, natural-ingredient alternative to oil-based synthetics

Early adopters • Three entrepreneurs highlight the innovations that have kept them sane under lockdown

CUTTING YOUR INFINITE CHOICES DOWN TO SIZE • We’ve all been there: sat in front of the TV, faced with an endless carousel of options, gripped by decision paralysis. But Netflix thinks its new algorithm can serve up just what you want to watch

HIDDEN HAZARDS IF YOU’RE FLOATING A BOVE THE EARTH • Scientists are discovering some unexpected health impacts of life in space, from changes in astronauts’ visual acuity to DNA breakdowns and puffy faces

MINE THE DATA FOR MUSIC’S HIDDEN GEMS • There’s a world of unsigned musical talent out there – way more than any human A&R can ever listen to. But an algorithm that sifts sentiment to identify rising stars is predicting future hitmakers

MEASURE YOUR GRUMPY CAT WITH THIS AI GRIMACE SCALE • Whether our feline friends do, in fact, like us is open to debate – but at least we might now have some clue as to judging their mood. Powered by AI, the Happy or Not app claims it can read your moggy’s expression and tell you whether it’s in pain or, as usual, merely indifferent…

WIRED insider • Events, new products and promotions Compiled by Jake Pummintr

THE INSIDER EVENT EDIT

POINT AND CLICK TO BUILD AN ALTERNATE REALITY • Litho’s tiny hand-held controller lets you rustle up trippy AR experiences with a flick of the finger – and has the...


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Frequency: Every other month Pages: 144 Publisher: Conde Nast Publications Ltd Edition: May / June 2021

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WIRED is the Magazine for smart, intellectually curious people who need and want to know what’s next. WIRED will always deliver stimulating and compelling content and stunning design and photography. If you want an inside track to the future, then WIRED is your magazine.

Wired UK

Creating WIRED

Privacy shouldn’t be a privilege for only the wealthiest consumers

THIN ICE • The East Greenland Ice Core Project is studying the movement of glaciers in a race to understand how and why its vast ice sheets are melting, as well as peering back in time through the study of ice cores that contain trapped bubbles of Earth’s ancient atmosphere. But the global pandemic risks derailing their work

HOW NOT TO GET CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE • Rio de Janeiro’s streets are notorious for their gun crime – it’s all too easy for citizens to find they’re in the wrong place at the wrong time. But an app that can alert users to violent incidents is helping keep people out of harm’s way

AN END TO CONFLICT NEEDS TO BEGIN ONLINE • Disinformation has jeopardised democracy. If social media giants don’t take action, it could also ruin opportunities for peace, too

Dynamic data is the key to gaining an AI accuracy boost • Public sector organisations can pair ‘effervescent’ data with digital twin technology to make accurate predictions

NIGERIAN FINTECH SAVES THE UNBANKED MILLIONS • More than 150 million Nigerians have no access to a bank account and struggle to save money. But traditional savings schemes are now being updated for the digital – and cashless – age

Startups rewriting Nigeria’s financial playbook

RULES BRITANNIA: THE LAWS OF THE LOCKDOWN • Government advice wasn’t always clear and consistent, but what it lacked in quality, it made up for in quantity…

SAVING UK FIRMS, ONE CUSTOM AI AT A TIME • AI implementation specialists Faculty hit the headlines for being seemingly too close to the government – but now it has moved away from politics to focus on an area it claims is still woefully behind the curve: UK businesses

AI on the job • Faculty has worked on far more than just pandemic responses. Here’s three examples of how other sectors used its AI smarts

NO PLASTIC BUT STILL FANTASTIC • Chewing gum – the gooey blight of pavements everywhere – now has a biodegradable, natural-ingredient alternative to oil-based synthetics

Early adopters • Three entrepreneurs highlight the innovations that have kept them sane under lockdown

CUTTING YOUR INFINITE CHOICES DOWN TO SIZE • We’ve all been there: sat in front of the TV, faced with an endless carousel of options, gripped by decision paralysis. But Netflix thinks its new algorithm can serve up just what you want to watch

HIDDEN HAZARDS IF YOU’RE FLOATING A BOVE THE EARTH • Scientists are discovering some unexpected health impacts of life in space, from changes in astronauts’ visual acuity to DNA breakdowns and puffy faces

MINE THE DATA FOR MUSIC’S HIDDEN GEMS • There’s a world of unsigned musical talent out there – way more than any human A&R can ever listen to. But an algorithm that sifts sentiment to identify rising stars is predicting future hitmakers

MEASURE YOUR GRUMPY CAT WITH THIS AI GRIMACE SCALE • Whether our feline friends do, in fact, like us is open to debate – but at least we might now have some clue as to judging their mood. Powered by AI, the Happy or Not app claims it can read your moggy’s expression and tell you whether it’s in pain or, as usual, merely indifferent…

WIRED insider • Events, new products and promotions Compiled by Jake Pummintr

THE INSIDER EVENT EDIT

POINT AND CLICK TO BUILD AN ALTERNATE REALITY • Litho’s tiny hand-held controller lets you rustle up trippy AR experiences with a flick of the finger – and has the...


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