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Making AI More Emotional – Part Two

Algorithms are not known for their emotional intelligence, but in part one of this article I introduced Cogito, an application that analyzes behavioral signals in voice conversations to improve interactions with enterprise customers and monitor mental health patients. Measuring emotional . . .

Read articleposted 1st February 2019
Only 1 in 4 UK employees satisfied with current job roles

London Loves Business

A survey of over 2,000 UK participants commissioned by Charles Towers-Clark, Author of The Weird CEO: How to lead in a world dominated by Artificial Intelligence, Group CEO of global IoT provider Pod Group, and international lecturer on the future . . .

Read articleposted 10th January 2019
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Companies need to rethink their structures to survive AI disruption

Vanilla Plus

Within the next fifteen years, all specialised professions will be automated by artificial intelligence (AI), writes Charles Towers-Clark, the group chief executive of Pod Group. This technological shift will bring radical change to the workplace and make the vast majority . . .

Read articleposted 20th November 2018
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Q&A: AI and the future of business

IT Pro Portal

What impact will AI have on the world of work over the next 10-15 years? Artificial Intelligence (AI) will disrupt industries of all kinds, from manufacturing to healthcare, but the technology’s most immediate impact will be felt by the workers . . .

Read articleposted 14th November 2018
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Adapting to the AI opportunity

Growth Business

Charles Towers-Clarke, CEO of online platform PodGroup discusses how artificial intelligence can help empower employees rather than replace them.

Read articleposted 14th November 2018
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AI will change everything, but only if we change too

IoT Global Network

The way we work has always been dictated by the technology available to us. As technology improves, says Charles Towers-Clark, CEO of Pod Group, the workforce adapts to match the new standard of efficiency, and a whole range of jobs . . .

Read articleposted 14th November 2018
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Artificial Intelligence will take your job, and that’s no bad thing

City A.M.

Earlier this week, a report from the World Economic Forum predicted that robots, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) will create 58m more jobs than it displaces. Good news, perhaps, but still, it could be your job that gets displaced.

Read articleposted 18th October 2018
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The Dawn of AI Coworkers; The End Of Office Drones

AI Business

LONDON – Artificial intelligence will take your job. More specifically, narrow AI (programmes that excel at a specific task) will soon be able to handle any part of a job that can be made into a process and do it 100x . . .

Read articleposted 18th October 2018
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AI Revolution | Human input is key

Compare The Cloud

Humanity’s progress to date has depended on our ability to create new and innovative tools that help us to achieve more as a species. The introduction of AI into our lives will, without doubt, represent the next giant leap forward . . .

Read articleposted 18th October 2018
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AI will not take our jobs, but it will fundamentally change them

Gigabit Magazine

The rise of AI has prompted an open discussion on the merits and morals of this technology, ranging from unequivocal acceptance to knee-jerk paranoia, but it seems that common sense has yet to enter the debate. That AI will massively . . .

Read articleposted 18th October 2018
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The WEIRD Book


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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