Category Archives: Technology

Her: fact vs. fiction

Thanks to the fantastic institution that is the big scream, I got to see Her at the cinema while on maternity leave. There are spoilers below, so go and see the film before you read on! At it’s heart, Her is about the developing … Continue reading

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Getting started: data science with Python

The purpose of this post is to collect together online resources for anyone who wants to learn how to do machine learning (data science) in Python, starting from scratch. Some of these sites I’ve used, and others I’ve only glanced … Continue reading

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How to learn a new programming language

I first learned to write code at university, where we used a number of obscure (oberon, anyone?) and not-so-obscure languages.  The different languages were used in different courses – Haskell for functional programming, Oberon for Object Oriented programming, C for signal … Continue reading

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Why is speech recognition hard?

Not so long ago, automatic speech recognition was something of a niche technology, which very few people used. That changed in 2011 with the release of Siri and Google Voice Search, with both Apple and Google making speech technology a … Continue reading

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SyncDevelopHER Norwich

Last week I spoke at SyncDevelopHER in Norwich, a series of events to promote gender equality in the tech industry. The baby came too, and the talk was on machine learning and speech technology. It was great fun to meet … Continue reading

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Diabetes monitoring contact lenses

This morning I saw the news that Google have shown off a smart contact lens for blood sugar monitoring – wearable technology at its best! While pregnant with my first child I developed gestational diabetes: a temporary form of diabetes that … Continue reading

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Technology Predictions for 2014

A new year means a time for lists and predictions for the future, so here are my technology predictions for 2014: Wearable technology – there will be more smartwatches and fitness bands. They’ll connect to your smartphone to tell you … Continue reading

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