Don’t get me wrong — I’m not trying to replace humans with robots. What I am interested in, however, is economic growth. Yes, it’s true that automation will increasingly be used as a substitute for human labor. However, automation is also paving the way to a scientific, economic and social evolution the likes of which we’ve never seen, with consequences […]
Next time you head to a meeting in London, you might be greeted by a robot rather than a human.
Just walk into the Old Street offices of media agency Brainlabs today and Pepper, London’s first robot receptionist, will be there at the front door. The company’s new receptionist has been in ‘employment’ since July last year, performing basic reception tasks […]
How can we tackle the gender pay gap problem? Our Head of People Operations told the BBC & Channel 5 our current approach.
What she told Channel 5 and the BBC was that gender pay is important, but the focus is in the wrong place. Unequal pay is a symptom of the problem, not the cause. The real issue is unconscious […]
Alice was on Channel 5 news discussing Brainlabs’ approach to gender equality. […]
The press just can’t get enough of Pepper. Unfortunately, if you want to film the UK’s first robot receptionist, you have to interview Dan as well, and listen to him blather on about automation.
ITV were willing to comply. Here’s a clip from the 6 o’ clock news all about the role of artificial intelligence in business.
***Warning: Contains Hammocks****
No business has ever had the luxury of standing still.
In the 1920s, American Express was founded as delivery service (hence the name), and Marriott originally specialised in root beer rather than hotels. Any company that has survived this long has had to adapt to the immense changes of the twentieth and early twenty-first century, which is no mean feat.
To survive the next decade, businesses will need to be able to utilise Big Data.
Buzzword or not, it’s probably the most important feature of the fourth industrial revolution, a new economic asset that will define the near future of commercial evolution.
Structured data has been used by companies for a long time, but Big Data is distinct from this in three […]
Three CEOs explain how they are harnessing the digital revolution to improve both their businesses and their workers’ well-being.
Modern CEOs work in a different way to their predecessors. Social and culture changes have played a part, but it is the wider availability of secure technology that has enabled this shift. Many of today’s FTSE 250 CEOs began their careers when technology […]
Millennials whose great-grandmothers listened to Eric Coates’ Calling All Workers on wartime factory lines are bringing canned music into offices.
Last year, PRS for Music, which collects royalties for songwriters and composers, granted 27,000 licences to offices to play recorded music, an increase of 8 per cent on the year before.
Experts have argued for music’s ability to boost productivity since the Second World […]
The first ever robot receptionist clocked on for its shift at a London office today.
Pepper – named after Gwyneth Paltrow’s Iron Man character – has a screen in its chest and can identify emotions and adapt its responses.
Pictured at the Shoreditch offices of media agency Brainlabs, Pepper will greet guests on entry with personalised gestures and perform basic tasks in the workplace […]