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Automation and AI – What does the future of work look like?

Automation and AI – What does the future of work look like?

Our news and activity streams are buzzing with articles, blogs, analyst reports and social media hype around the topic of “AI”. It’s a fairly loosely defined topic that covers an enormous spectrum of disciplines, from big data and predictive analytics, to machine learning, natural language processing, automation and robotics. Depending on who you listen to, it’s either the most important technological breakthrough since the invention of electricity, or it heralds the end of civilisation as we know it! Extreme scenarios…

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KIN Winter workshop 2017: Data-driven decision making

KIN Winter workshop 2017: Data-driven decision making

It’s now just over three weeks to Warwick Business School’s Knowledge & Innovation Network Winter Workshop on the 6th December. An event I’ve been busily planning over the past few months. It’s been a bit of a rocky road finding the right speakers for this event, but I think we’re finally there, and we’ve got a good blend of relevant experts who can talk about the social, ethical, political and economic impact of human-machine (augmented) decision making, and the real…

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Workplace Week Fringe Event: Automation & AI

Workplace Week Fringe Event: Automation & AI

Warwick Business School’s Knowledge & Innovation Network (KIN) and Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) will be facilitating a breakfast briefing during Workplace Week (13-17th November) on the topic of ‘Automation & AI in the workplace‘. Workplace automation is becoming more widespread, and today’s AI-enabled, information-rich tools are increasingly able to handle jobs that in the past have been exclusively done by people (including tax returns, language translations, accounting, even some types of surgery) – automation is destined to have profound implications…

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Organisational Knowledge in a Machine Intelligence era

Organisational Knowledge in a Machine Intelligence era

A preamble to the KIN Winter Workshop 2016, 7th December 2016. According to Narrative Science, 62 per cent of organisations will be using Artificial Intelligence (AI) by 2018. If you asked most people when they last encountered something that used artificial intelligence, they’d probably conjure up a mental image of robots, and might be hard pressed to think of something in everyday use. Machine intelligence and machine learning – the new synonyms for “artificial intelligence” – are on the rise…

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Connecting Knowledge Communities

Connecting Knowledge Communities

The forthcoming NetIKX event “Connecting Knowledge Communities“, scheduled for Wednesday 23rd September, is shaping up to be one of those ‘must attend’ events for anyone who is confused (or bemused) at the plethora of different groups and communities dedicated to the support of knowledge and information professionals. To quote an abstract from the event promotion: If you want to consider how membership organisations work and gather ideas and tips for your personal networking, this will be a good meeting to…

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What we can learn from children

What we can learn from children

Children are unencumbered from business protocols, corporate hierarchies and other conformist behaviours, they say what they think, and act instinctively. But how much of this child-like behaviour is hard-wired into our personas? Do we all behave a bit like children in the way that we share and collaborate?

The ART Of Collaboration (Collaborative Behaviours)

The ART Of Collaboration (Collaborative Behaviours)

If people are given the right tools and the right environment, will they spontaneously collaborate and share knowledge? Why do some people find it difficult to share and collaborate? Would incentives and rewards make a difference? This post explores answers to these and other questions about Collaborative Behaviours.