Tech blogging 2013–2015


AI Watch: Winter Dystopia Edition

Preeminent physicist Stephen Hawking has recently informed the public that he believes advanced artificial intelligence could usher in the downfall of humanity. We at Epicentre are inclined to believe him, mainly because we watch a lot of films in which giant robots blow things up.

Cortana Will Be Like Your Mum, But Worse

Apparently in direct response to the Spike Jonze film Her and satisfying Microsoft’s desperate wish for users to literally fall in love with its software, the Windows Phone 8.1 update will now include Cortana, a Siri-rivalling take on the personal digital assistant.

You Were Warned

Google has just acquired robotics giant Boston Dynamics, Amazon is on the verge of activating its drone army and now we’re all going to die.