The future is here

I’m a freelance writer, specialising in technology and how it intersects with people and shapes our society. I have been fascinated with the digital evolution since covering the first DSLR cameras emerging on the market and have ever since enjoyed making technology accessible through my writing.

I closely follow new developments and find the staggering rise of digital technology – especially artificial intelligence – exciting and terrifying in equal measure. Machine learning has been likened to electricity or mined salt in its transformative potential, and could vastly improve our lives as well as do the opposite.

Smart machines already shape our daily lives, yet, most people understand little about it. I believe that becoming more digitally literate – from the nitty-gritty of cloud computing to the more philosophical concepts surrounding AI – is vital for individuals and society as a whole to continue to thrive. We need to come together to find a way of making the most of the vast potential these technologies offer so that they are used to benefit us all and the first step is to understand more about how your smartphone works.