Automation

Overcoming The Paradox Of Automation

John Purrier | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Tech
John Purrier

Contained within the paradox is the necessity for manual expertise. We can indeed take this one step further, as not only must the operator be extremely adept in their profession, they must be able to retain their expertise after lengthy periods of inactivity, beyond overseeing and monitoring automation systems.

Yes The Robots Are Coming, But Not To Steal Our Jobs

Neil Kinson | Posted 30.07.2017 | UK Tech
Neil Kinson

For those claiming certain jobs and professions will be influenced by robotics - you're not wrong, but that still doesn't mean in five years' time an I, Robot look alike is going to be handing you a P45. What it actually means is people's roles will change, making it possible to completely re-invent the 'ideal workplace'. While some jobs will likely become automated, others will be created.

If The Digital Sector Leads The Way, The Rest Of The Economy Will Follow

Paul Cant | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Cant

We must now look to both business and IT leaders to ensure that digital transformation, coupled with the appropriate innovations, translate into productive contributions to the global economy of tomorrow.

Staying Safe And Healthy In This Automation Age: Best Tips And Practices

Segun Onibalusi | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Segun Onibalusi

Hooray, the world is currently experiencing a revolutionary innovation where robots get to tackle all the stressful activities like driving, manufacturing, and so on -- what a time to be alive.

Twelve Jobs That Robots Cannot Do

Paul Sloane | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Sloane

Where does that leave the displaced humans? The standard answer is education. Policy makers advise that people should retrain into higher skilled professions. The problem is most training simply provides more knowledge and skills which can also be replaced by automation.

Artificial Intelligence, As Artificial As We Think?

Guita Blake | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Tech
Guita Blake

Mobile technological innovations such as Siri, the iPhone's digital assistant, Google's latest Google Home product, or, Alexa, the smart home hub introduced by Amazon, are, to most people, the limits of today's Artificial Intelligence (AI).

What Can History Teach Us About The Implementation Of AI, Automation And Other Job Reducing Technologies?

Jasnoop Cheema | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Tech
Jasnoop Cheema

The term 'luddite' originally referred to those who opposed the job losses brought on by the Industrial Revolution.  So, are those that oppose the th...

Automation, Artificial Intelligence And The Human

John Purrier | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Tech
John Purrier

Automation has already far exceeded the physical capabilities of humans and now artificial intelligence is on the brink of surpassing our mental capacity. Combining the two may be playing with fire, but could the correct application lead to untold benefits?

Rise Of The Robots: Technology Is Moving On But Are Humans Being Left Behind?

Sarah Weir OBE | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Tech
Sarah Weir OBE

As the election looms, the familiar education, education, education mantra is loud and proud - promises of more funding for primary schools, grammar schools and the abolition of tuition fees. But as intelligent machines silently march on and integrate discreetly into the fabric of our workplaces, where is the investment for education and skills for our adult workforce?

The Future Of Work Is Here To Stay - Now We Need To Understand What It Means

Paul Cant | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Cant

Global IT decision makers must now focus on using IT automation in new ways to achieve business objectives. Without doing so, companies will not be able to overcome the budget, skills and time constraint challenges that plague businesses every day.

Three Industry Sectors Driverless Cars Will Have The Most Significant Effect On

Joseph Chukwube | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Chukwube

Though the general aim of this innovation is safety, companies like Apple will be reaping huge business benefits off of it, while the citizens will never be bothered as a result of the faster, safer and more convenient transportation.

The Art And Science Of Automation

Tehreem Husain | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Tech
Tehreem Husain

It was found that due to the nature of their work and the expected advance of machine intelligence, there is a 95% chance that chartered accountants would be replaced by some form of automation in the course of 20 years.

Automation And Society: Will Democracy Survive The Internet Of Things?

John Purrier | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Tech
John Purrier

Clearly modern technology has disrupted society. The challenge therefore is to overcome our fears, embrace it and adapt in the right way. Because, never before have we had so much opportunity at our fingertips. It is, I would suggest, a cause for enormous optimism and the way it is used is up to us.

Automation Is Here To Stay And Organisations Should Welcome It

Paul Cant | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Cant

The question will be how we prepare the workforce for its arrival. Businesses must now equip their staff with the digital tools and expertise they need to keep pace with these technological advances. Employees are looking to their employers to demonstrate responsible and responsive leadership.

When Ads Meet Fascism On YouTube: What The Recent Google-Scandal Tells Us About Big Data Capitalism

Christian Fuchs | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Tech
Christian Fuchs

Companies and the UK government pulled advertisements from YouTube after it had been revealed that some of these organisations' ads were presented together with videos featuring anti-Semitism, white supremacist ideology, hate speech inciting violence, and right-wing extremism...

How To Win At Being Human!

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
Vivi Friedgut

The interesting takeaway of all this is that the future is now. The skills you will need to develop are already in demand today. Considering your degree, and future, through the prism of this change will yield great personal results.

The Robot Economy: A Caution

Ryan Browne | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech
Ryan Browne

While concerns about trade and outsourcing may be genuine, our world leaders will soon have to come to terms with the increasing decline of human productivity output, as the prevalence of machines - which provide much cheaper and more effective solutions for companies around the world - poses a deeply unsettling challenge to the way we model our society.

Can An Arts Education Save Future Careers In The Age Of Robots?

Andrew Fitzmaurice | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK
Andrew Fitzmaurice

The initial outcomes of our analysis illustrate the impact of a well-rounded education on improving soft skills such as creativity, confidence and problem solving. In addition to fostering a love of learning and an international perspective in our students, we are trying to prepare them with the skills needed to succeed in life; skills which can never be replaced by robots or automation.

Automation: Why Robots Won't Take Our Jobs And Ruin The Global Economy

Roger Bou | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Bou

Although the introduction of robots to the workforce may ultimately make many jobs redundant, more roles will be created that enable people to develop further professionally. The jobs that are most susceptible to automation are those that are predictable, repetitive and don't require a great deal of social intelligence.

How The IoT Can Make The World Of Healthcare Smaller - And Fairer

Roger Bou | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Bou

Of all the areas in which the Internet of Things can revolutionise the world, in my eyes one of the most exciting - with the potential to help some of the most vulnerable people on a massive scale - is healthcare.

Equality Between Generations Is In Terminal Decline In Britain

Chris King | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics
Chris King

People born in the early 1980s have almost half the average median household wealth of those born a decade earlier, according to a report released on ...

Why Britain Can Lead The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Alan Mak | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Politics
Alan Mak

As a new revolution accelerates, we can be confident that if we follow the lessons of history and have the support of government, Britain has the entrepreneurial spirit and talent to master the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the same way we mastered the first.

The Future of Retail is Human

Cameron Tait | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
Cameron Tait

In a world where we're surrounded by self-service scanners, faceless online ordering, and standardised service, the human touch has become a valuable commodity in British retail. Service with a smile has never been more profitable, nor more necessary.

The Robot Lawyer Will See You Now

Christopher Markou | Posted 03.06.2017 | UK Tech
Christopher Markou

Last month one the largest American law firms, BakerHostetler, announced it had 'hired' a robot lawyer to assist in bankruptcy cases. The robot in question is named ROSS and is marketed as 'the world's first artificially intelligent attorney'.

Robots, Love, and Loneliness - in the Music of Damon Albarn and Hot Chip

Max Harris | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Max Harris

The albums - though different in their musical influences and rhythms - also share the view that love may be the antidote to this epidemic of loneliness.