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Intolerance of Ambiguity is a Sign of an Authoritarian Personality

“Contradictions do not perplex the logician. They arise because there are more rules to an open game than can be known.” Donald Kingsbury  The title of this article is in fact a quote from Theodor Adorno, a German philosopher and . . .

Read articleposted 11th October 2019
Hello human, how may I help you today?’ – AI, marketing, and how to keep your job

Fourth Source

‘Hi, there! How can I help you today? P.S. I’m not a bot.’ I saw this message in a chat window earlier this week, and it caught my attention mainly because this AI chatbot wasn’t using Artificial Intelligence. Though tools . . .

Read articleposted 18th October 2018
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Leading the way: Why AI will help humans find their calling

Personnel Today

With predictions suggesting that AI could end up creating more jobs than it replaces in 20 years’ time, how will this impact workplace dynamics? Those that adapt quickly will fare the best, argues Charles Towers-Clark. Hollywood has filled our screens and . . .

Read articleposted 18th October 2018
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Sense and sensor ability: How AI and connectivity will help each other grow

IoT Tech News

Connected devices are getting smaller, cheaper, and more specialised. While connected systems as a whole are getting more intelligent, the actual processing power of these devices is not expanding at the same rate – opening up a host of issues . . .

Read articleposted 18th October 2018
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The Intelligent IoT: AI in the Connected Revolution

IoT Evolution World

IoT devices are all around us, and will communicate 400 zettabytes of data (that’s 4GB with 22 zeros after) by the end of 2018, but an AI component is needed to make sense of all this data – otherwise we end . . .

Read articleposted 18th October 2018
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How to survive the AI-pocalypse

Management Today

There are plenty of things in today’s world that divide opinion – veganism, social media, Marmite – but Artificial Intelligence (AI) may have the widest range of commentary of any of these controversial topics. While Silicon Valley and co. are . . .

Read articleposted 18th October 2018
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AI will change everything, but only if we change too

IoT Now

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 is created . . .

Read articleposted 18th October 2018
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Tools to encourage WEIRD behaviour

HR Magazine

Our WEIRD attributes are Wisdom, Emotional intelligence, Initiative, Responsibility and Development A company culture that puts people first is difficult to achieve when managers still dictate what happens in the business – so the question of how to create a . . .

Read articleposted 18th October 2018
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How does HR fit into an artificially intelligent future?

People Management

While machines will absorb a lot of specialised work within the next 15 years, the most service-focused roles will be safe – for now, says Charles Towers-Clark

Read articleposted 18th October 2018
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The WEIRD CEO – why ‘business as usual’ will soon be a thing of the past.

The WEIRD CEO – why ‘business as usual’ will soon be a thing of the past The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered by Big Data is bringing radical change to our daily lives (just look at how much Google . . .

Read articleposted 17th October 2018
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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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