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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 . . .

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How To Train Your AI Dragon (Safely, Legally And Without Bias)

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Untrained dragons can cause a lot of damage. Likewise, as AI systems spread further and have more influence over our lives, it’s getting far more important to make sure they’re properly trained.

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Can We Overcome The Last Few Hurdles For Renewable Energy?

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Humanity is staring the climate crisis in the face, and we’re only just preparing for the fight.

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Why Is Open-Source So Important? Part Two: The Problem With Profit And Property

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Profits are the most vital factor of any non-charitable company, especially in the tech world. But the path to proprietary software is often paved by the open-source community, which puts private companies in a tricky position when selling their product.

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Why Is Open-Source So Important? Part One: Principles And Parity

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The tech world is a strange place; it is egalitarian and exclusive, collaborative and ruthlessly competitive, open and rigidly closed.

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Keep The Robot In The Cage—How Effective (And Safe) Are Co-Bots?

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Manufacturing robots are breaking free of their cages.

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How do Leaders Shape the Future?

Until recently, we believed that the secret of successful leaders was their inherent qualities which include beliefs, values and character. Examples of this include Richard Branson at Virgin and Steve Jobs at Apple (the Trait theory of leadership). As a . . .

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Impulsiveness, a resource to fuel our creativity?

“Both my best and worst habit is that I’m very impulsive.” Tove Lo How many times have you heard this exclamation; “You’ll never guess what I learned today!”. “As humans, we have an impulse to share what is going on . . .

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My head tells me to change but my heart resists

“There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.” Phyllis Bottome Most of us are aware that we should change our habits to adapt to our rapidly changing world. The immediate . . .

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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 . . .

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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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