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Will The Four-Day Week Have Its Day Post-Pandemic?

For many, Covid-19 has put life-work balance into perspective, with wellbeing now high on the priority list. Will a four-day week help to jump-start productivity, and maintain this focus on wellbeing post-pandemic? I spoke with Anastasia Leng of CreativeX about . . .

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IPPR Report Finds ‘Women Twice As Vulnerable To Automation,’ Omits Value Of Human Interaction

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A recent report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) found that women are twice as vulnerable to automation by robots as men, due to the jobs at risk of automation that are overrepresented by women.

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The Uberization Of Work: Pros And Cons Of The Gig Economy

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As the gig economy has grown it has become an intrinsic part of our digital society.

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Médecins Sans Frontières: Removing Hierarchy

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As the CEO of a company undergoing a transformation towards self-management, I am always pleasantly surprised to find larger multi-nationals that are interested in doing a similar thing.

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How Smart Homes Became Automated Offices (Part One Of Two)

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Ask anyone to explain the IoT, and (unless they work in telecoms) they will most likely use a smart home device as an example.

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One Step Closer to Human Intelligence – MIT CSAIL Combine Sight And Touch in AI

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We have moved one step closer towards human-level intelligence. Image recognition technology and tactile sensors are being joined together and are using each other to improve their abilities.

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IoT Security Must Evolve To Survive

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IoT security is not properly equipped to handle advanced threats. Traditional IT security does not work with IoT devices

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Mona Lisa And Nancy Pelosi: The Implications Of Deepfakes

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Last week, Samsung researchers announced a system that can create realistic deepfake video avatars from just one image. Around the same time, a doctored video surfaced of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that had been slowed down to make her appear drunk

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The Near-Future Of Transport Is Connectivity, Not Autonomy

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There was once a time when owning a Cadillac, a Mercedes, or a Jaguar (delete as appropriate) was the epitome of success and prestige. With the advent of Everything-as-a-Service culture, people want more than just a hood ornament from the . . .

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IoT-Enabled Pumps Could Rejuvenate The Oil & Gas Sector

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The oil and gas (O&G) sector still has a long way to go to become as connected as other industrial sectors, despite having some of the tightest operating margins around. Part of the problem with implementing IoT devices in O&G is the fact . . .

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The WEIRD Book

The WEIRD CEO

Book by Charles Towers-Clark

In The WEIRD CEO, Charles sets out the technological and societal changes that will take place over the next fifteen years, and explains why companies need to rethink the way they motivate employees. He outlines why CEOs and managers need to encourage Wisdom, Emotional Intelligence, Initiative, Responsibility and Development (WEIRD) to make sure employees feel fulfilment and ownership in their work – and gives a fascinating and sometimes brutally honest record of the change process his company went through.

The WEIRD CEO explains how and why we need to change, in order to deal with a new working world dominated by Artificial Intelligence.

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