Better facial recognition comes at a price

Facial recognition (“FR”) is rapidly becoming part and parcel of everyday life. Whether to get through passport control or simply to unlock your phone, the technology reads the delicate contours and intricacies of your face to establish identification. Airports market it as a more reliable and efficient means of tracking who enters and exits the country, and Apple says they’re saving you time, better protecting you and the deeply personal information kept on your phone.

#Business Resources - 16/04/2019

Is this AI step too far?

It has been revealed that hundreds of UK business are using artificial intelligence to monitor staff activity. Is this an innovative way to analyse productivity or a stressful scrutinisation of individuals’ activity?

#Business Resources - 12/04/2019

We are all at risk of automation

How fitting that the ONS (Office for National Statistics) should bolster its latest findings on the future of automation in the work place with a helpful robot that, having established your occupation, will inform you of your risk of redundancy.

#Business Resources - 05/04/2019

The future of data privacy – can we take control?

As users, we power the internet through our data. Be it social media, online searches or simple tasks like shopping which we take for granted, our online activities leave a trail of data that has value and is ready to be exploited.

#Business Resources - 13/03/2019

Using technology to save the planet

Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire has become the first in Europe to use technology to capture carbon dioxide produced from burning fuel to generate electricity. This has been commended as a huge step forward in the fight to prevent climate change.

#Business Resources - 11/02/2019

Building connections: the Internet of Things and construction

There is a lot of talk about the “Internet of Things”, or IoT. But what does that actually mean – and what does that mean for the construction industry? The Internet of Things is the term used to describe the networks of objects and systems with embedded sensors, software and network connectivity that allow those objects to collect data and share it. The purpose of all of these sensors is to improve efficiency, productivity, and the user experience – reducing delays and costs along the way.

#Business Resources - 18/01/2019

AI to make our life better? 2019 may be the year!

The continued increases in AI and blockchain development and advances in hardware have impacted on all areas of life and industry and as we start 2019 one can only imagine what the next decade holds.

#Market Research - 08/01/2019

Connecting the workers of the world

As the High Court has just ruled against the Independent Workers of Great Britain on their judicial review application against the Central Arbitration Committee, which had held that Deliveroo riders were not workers or employees entitled to collective bargaining, this reminds that we are going through a significant period of change. So many more people are now part of the gig economy and the law does not yet recognise they have rights to do things like choose union representation for collective bargaining.

#Business Resources - 07/12/2018

Digital Twin: A Road to the Future?

What is a Digital Twin? Advances in the availability and reliability of Internet of Things (IoT) components mean that digital twins are fast becoming a commercially viable solution. Essentially, a digital twin is a sophisticated digital model that is an exact twin of a physical object or system.

#Market Research - 03/12/2018

CITB: Construction’s Digital Future “Depends on the People Who Work in the Industry”

In October 2018, the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) produced a new research report detailing a skills plan for the construction industry (“Unlocking Construction’s Digital Future: A skills plan for industry”). The report investigates the role technology could play in the construction sector.

#News - 03/12/2018

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