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Ageing populations demand new technologies, says government

In 2014, the median age of the UK population passed 40 for the first time. Over the next 20 years, the number of citizens aged over 60 will increase from just...
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Should we fear AI, or embrace its benefits?

Fifty-two technologists, academics, and business leaders have been quoted by business intelligence group CB Insights as saying that AI could spiral out of control and threaten human society. Some have hit the...
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A.I. repaying investment – but users ignoring risks, says McKinsey

Most companies report measurable benefits from artificial intelligence (AI), with a group of high performers showing how best to apply the technology. However, a great deal of work remains within organisations...
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Wdesk Policy Management Platform from Workiva wins GRC Innovation Award

Workiva has announced that their Wdesk Policy Management solution has won the GRC Innovation Award for Best User Experience by GRC 20/20 analyst firm earlier this Februrary. The annual award for GRC...
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Cyber security: How Alexa is permitted to spy on your private life

Chris Middleton explains the implications of Amazon’s latest research – and its efforts to water down consumer privacy protections. Scare stories about Amazon’s Alexa eavesdropping on customers are nothing new, and are...
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AI: Time for business to grow up

Chris Middleton reports on why organisations need to take a more mature view of Industry 4.0 technologies, despite the negative media coverage. Hardly a month goes by without a report being splashed...
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When Business Relationships Need Couples Counseling

Personal relationships are complex. Business relationships can be even worse. What’s so frustrating about them, is the great opportunity for potential. Two companies, providing goods and services which benefit the other,...
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Why facial recognition systems should be regulated

Chris Middleton reports on a complex debate as the US considers putting legal restrictions on facial recognition systems. Moves are afoot in the US to regulate facial recognition technology. This month, two...
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How AI and robots drive the next generation of jobs

Chris Middleton explains why the dominant narrative about robots equalling mass unemployment is wrong. However, the nature of work and skills is certainly changing. In 2018, the World Economic Forum (WEF) predicted...
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Google Fires Memo Author to Control Damage

Marshall Mathers, the rap superstar, is known by a variety of names--Marshall, his birth name, Eminem, his stage name, or Slim Shady, the name of his violent alter ego. In 2002,...

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How AI and robots drive the next generation of jobs

Chris Middleton explains why the dominant narrative about robots equalling mass unemployment is wrong. However, the nature of work and skills is certainly changing. In...

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