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Book says AI will drive a different approach to staff management

These are pretty weird times so it perhaps feels less surprising than usual that a recent book recommends running a company where staff can help to set their own salaries, accounts are accessible to all, where there is no formal . . .

Read articleposted 17th April 2019
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
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Executive interview: The Weird approach to leadership

Computer Weekly

Letting others make their own decisions leads to a more dynamic approach to running a business, suited to the demands of an AI-fuelled economy There is a lot of debate over how artificial intelligence (AI) will impact people’s jobs and . . .

Read articleposted 25th January 2019
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The Ethics Of Data Governance – ‘Data Comes With Benefits And Liabilities’


Data has never been more powerful than it is right now. 2018 saw some of the largest data breaches in history come to light, including the Marriott hotel group breach and the Cambridge Analytica scandal, both of which had troubling . . .

Read articleposted 24th January 2019
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80% Of People Don’t Trust AI With Money – How Can We Fix Its Image?


Should we trust Artificial Intelligence (AI)? When it comes to our finances, only a fifth of us do. New research from VMware, a leading innovator in enterprise software, found that while 73% of UK respondents would trust AI to look . . .

Read articleposted 17th January 2019
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Isaac Asimov’s Predictions For 2019: How Accurate Was The ‘Three Laws Of Robotics’ Creator?


On the 31st of December 1983, Isaac Asimov predicted what the world of 2019 might look like, as part of The Toronto Star’s feature leading into the namesake year of George Orwell’s 1984. 35 years later, with the benefit of . . .

Read articleposted 17th January 2019
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We Don’t Really Believe AIs are Likely to do Our Important Jobs


A survey of 2,000 workers has found that most don’t rate the chances of an AI being able to take their jobs away from them in the next 15 years, as it’s fairly hard to imagine exactly how these magical . . .

Read articleposted 10th January 2019
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Business Leader

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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2018 saw one in 10 employers automate jobs, as workers accused of “sticking our heads in the sand”


However, only one in 20 British workers are worried about losing their jobs in this way over the next 15 years. This is according to a survey of over 2,000 people in the UK by Charles Towers-Clark, author of The . . .

Read articleposted 10th January 2019
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UK workers still doubt AI will steal all their jobs


New research has revealed that only one fifth of UK employees fear that artificial intelligence (AI) will put them out of work in the next 15 years despite the fact that 1 in 10 employers (12%) have replaced a job . . .

Read articleposted 10th January 2019
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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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