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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 . . .

Read articleposted 7th July 2021
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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Relaxed, Anxious, Ignorant: Our Attitudes Towards CyberSecurity Are Making The Problem Worse

Data breaches are our own fault. A 2016 study by Phishme found that 91% of all cyber attacks start with a phishing email, and since then these schemes have only gotten more sophisticated in their methods. With recent cybersecurity initiatives . . .

Read articleposted 12th November 2018
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Today’s Leaders Aren’t Prepared For AI – PwC: ‘Only 50% Having Right Conversation In The Boardroom’

‘Companies see how competitive the market is becoming, with barriers to entry collapsing in traditional industries. They know it is all driven by new technology, new business models and new competitors they didn’t see coming.’

Read articleposted 12th November 2018
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‘China Have The Best Human Rights Policy’: Trump, Or An AI Algorithm?

Imitation, while less altruistic than other goals of AI (such as helping with menial tasks or improving on human intelligence), has led to extremely convincing chatbots that would put the Turing test to shame. AI mimicking humans could be useful . . .

Read articleposted 12th November 2018
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Be More Buffer: Transparency Is More Important Than Your Bottom Line

Back in 2013, Buffer made their company salaries public, and in doing so declared war on the ‘need to know’ attitude to doing business. This generation of consumers is demanding more transparency from the companies they patronize, and in some . . .

Read articleposted 12th 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

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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