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Academy of Robotics closes funding in six hours, turning down an additional £500k

The Academy of Robotics is currently developing Kar-Go, the autonomous delivery vehicle. Kar-Go hopes to shake-up the delivery market by removing 90 percent of the costs involved in making a delivery - helping to increase profits for logistics companies and decrease costs for consumers. 

Contributor: William Sachiti | Published: 18 August 2018

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Six million workers fear replacement by AI

There are many who fear AI and the responsibility for helping the public on this journey shouldn’t be down to just the Government. Instead of looking at how technologies can reduce jobs, we should be looking at how they make way for employees to spend more times focusing on their ‘customer’, ‘client’ or ‘patients’.

Contributor: Rupal Karia | Published: 7 August 2018

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Most People Would Trust Orders from a Robot at Work

HR leaders and employees want to embrace AI, but organisations are failing to prepare the workforce. People are ready to take instructions from robots at work according to a new study conducted by Oracle and Future Workplace, a research firm preparing leaders for disruptions in recruiting, development and employee engagement.

Contributor: Dan Schawbel | Published: 6 July 2018

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UK employees happy to delegate work to robots  

For almost a quarter of Brits (24 percent) attending meetings is their most hated work activity. More than three fifths (63 percent) of UK employees would outsource work tasks to a robot if they could, according to research commissioned by ABBYY®, a global provider of content intelligent solutions and services.

Contributor: Anthony Macciola | Published: 3 July 2018

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Global growth momentum gathers pace as companies race to embrace AI

EY survey shows 85% of middle market companies plan revenue growth of more than 6% in the next 12 months. Embracing cognitive technologies and hiring diverse full-time talent are top priorities for global middle market executives. Middle market companies across the globe are significantly more optimistic about business conditions and opportunities than last year.

Contributor: Annette Kimmitt | Published: 23 June 2018

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UK employers failing to prepare staff for automation

UK employees aren’t being equipped with the skills required by an automated workplace, according to a new study from ADP. The findings reveal that despite a third (32 percent) of workers believing their job will be automated within 10 years and one in ten (10 percent) predicting it will happen in two.

Contributor: Jeff Phipps | Published: 16 April 2018

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AI now the hottest tech job ticket in UK

AI sector booms sees threefold increase in AI jobs since 2015. Britain outstrips the US, Canada and Australia in demand for AI skills. The UK’s artificial intelligence sector is growing faster than rivals in America, Canada and Australia - putting Britain on course to be the global leader in AI technology. That’s the finding of new data released by the world’s largest job site, Indeed.

Contributor: Tara Sinclair | Published: 27 March 2018

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Women workers join forces as robots threaten jobs

Unite represents over 300,000 women members and will consult on its political and industrial strategy to ensure a future that works for women. New technologies and artificial intelligence pose real risks to employment in sectors with significant proportions of women workers including health, financial services, local authorities and civil air transport (see notes to editors).

Contributor: Sharon Graham | Published: 11 February 2018

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The employment impacts of AI are increasingly being felt

With robots doing everything from building cars to providing ‘company', it is predicted that over the next 20 years, 1 in 3 UK jobs will be replaced by a robot. The development of AI and superfast microchips the size of a grain of rice means that a simple formula and fast connection may soon make many thought based roles obsolete.

Contributor: Enrique Garcia | Published: 29 January 2018

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HR leaders must embrace automation in 2018

HR leaders must consider the benefits of harnessing robotic process automation in 2018, or be left behind the curve. The recommendation comes following a report, which advises that allowing ‘21st-century machines’ to take on the heavy lifting and routine tasks of the future will let the human workforce focus on activities that generate larger economic benefits.

Contributor: Laurie Padua | Published: 25 January 2018