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How To Rebuild A More Sustainable Economy Post-Covid

The conversation around climate change has understandably taken a back seat in recent months, but as reports emerge that we have only six months to avert climate catastrophe, it is clear that the world’s pandemic recovery plan must also include drastically . . .

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‘I Thought About Suicide So Much Today It’s Scaring Me’: Should AI Intervene On Suicidal Texts?

'I Thought About Suicide So Much Today It's Scaring Me': Should AI Intervene On Suicidal Texts?

Technology is often seen as the exact opposite of emotion. Robots in the movies are portrayed as unfeeling killers or incapable of experiencing an emotion without exploding – with the implication that human feelings are too complex for computers to . . .

Read articleposted 25th March 2019
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AI WARNING: Robots will destroy a HUGE number of jobs claims expert

AI WARNING: Robots will destroy a HUGE number of jobs claims expert

The expert highlighted the unintended effects of artificial intelligence (AI) on the human race. Charles Towers-Clark, CEO of Internet of Things (IoT) company Pod Group, pointed out heightened unemployment will increase depression among workers. He went on to suggest depression . . .

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Will AI cause mental health problems in humans? Fears for ‘depressed’ workforce

Will AI cause mental health problems in humans? Fears for ‘depressed’ workforce

The world of AI and automatons is rapidly developing as industries use to emerging technologies to gain the competitive edge, such as in the automobile industry.

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Bringing joy back to the office

“When work is a pleasure, life is joy. When work is a duty, life is slavery”. Maxim Gorky It’s Monday morning, 8h00am, you are in the lift going up to your office, are you more likely to whistle, smile or . . .

Read articleposted 12th March 2019
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Best Books in AI in business for World Book Day

Best Books in AI in business for World Book Day

Everybody and their dog are talking about how AI and automation will change the way businesses operate, but very few businesses are actually taking meaningful action on the subject. Charles Towers-Clark, CEO of Pod Group, is different. Not only does . . .

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The W.E.I.R.D. CEO, book review: Leadership in the AI age

The W.E.I.R.D. CEO, book review: Leadership in the AI age

Employment contracts haven’t changed much since ancient Roman times: they’re all about showing up and doing the job, not about whether the job will be satisfying or whether the employee will get the tools and authority they need to do . . .

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Quickfire Interview with IoT Now

Quickfire Interview with IoT Now on WEIRD CEO

Interview with Jeremy Cowan from IoT Now talking about WEIRD CEO and why we need to change, in order to deal with a new working world dominated by Artificial Intelligence.    

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Unlimited Vacation Time: Why No Holiday Policy Is The Best Holiday Policy

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Wandering through the office one day, I overheard a conversation about our holiday policy between two developers and couldn’t help but smirk to myself: A: ‘I don’t know what to do about my holidays.’ B: ‘What’s the problem?’ A: ‘I . . .

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Opening Up The Edge: Why Agnostic Cloud Software Is The Key To Edge Computing

Forbes.com

The rising value of data has changed the business landscape forever, and companies have migrated en masse to the (theoretical) unlimited capacity of the cloud. As IoT devices have started to pump more data through networks and into the cloud, . . .

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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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