Tech Terms: Sentiment Analysis

For most planning processes, it is a real challenge to get engagement and input from the public. It is also common to only hear from certain groups, leaving many communities unheard, especially marginalised groups. It's now possible to capture not only qualitative data from the public as they use and move through urban spaces, we … Continue reading Tech Terms: Sentiment Analysis

Tech Terms: Natural Language Processing

In the old days, you had to know how to speak the language of computers in order to use one. The dedicated few learnt precise commands in order to get a computer to undertake a task. Jump forward a few decades, and we have moved much further along the continuum of human-computer communication.  Computers can … Continue reading Tech Terms: Natural Language Processing

Tech Terms: AR, VR, MR, XR

These tech terms all refer to technologies which provide immersion into a combined real and virtual environment, but what does each specific term actually mean? And are these technologies just for gaming and entertainment or will they be part of our work toolkit in the future? XR - Extended/Cross Realities XR is the umbrella term … Continue reading Tech Terms: AR, VR, MR, XR

Tech Terms: Geofence

A geofence is a virtual perimeter around a real world area. Geofence technology can be used to identify when someone or something enters or leaves the geofenced area. This then triggers some form of action. For example, Countdown supermarkets use geofence technology for their Click and Collect service. A geofence applies to the area within … Continue reading Tech Terms: Geofence