A Nation of Creators, Part 3
The UK is a world-leading hub for business with an unrivalled network of experienced and innovative companies. Our businesses offer exceptional products and services that have transformed the day-to-day lives of people around the world.
Moving forward somewhat drastically, the innovative company making waves in the augmented reality space in the UK is Blippar. Creating custom augmented reality for brands and businesses to engage with their customers in a more personal way, Blippar is harnessing computer learning and AI in a unique, forward-thinking way. With Blippar, companies can gain a better understanding of how they’re perceived in the world, shaping their messaging accordingly.
As we hurtle through today’s digital age, innovation is certainly becoming “smarter” in a techie sense at least. Insignia Technologies is the Scottish startup that’s bringing “smart” to the mundane: labels. Working mainly in food packaging, Insignia Technologies’ labels act as an indicator of when food is past its best – the packaging changes colour, thanks to extensive research into sensing technologies from the team behind the packaging.
Universal Turing Machine
Pegged as one of the “founding fathers” of computer science, Alan Turing’s work in the tech sphere was impactful. The complexities of his Turing machine are many and varied, but the UTM laid the foundation for any modern computer capable of copying a file from one medium to another.