About time Big Business learned from small business

The uneven spread of the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the UK is striking. A new report shows 90% of large organisations are already working on AI solutions but less than 50% of smaller businesses are in the game. The DCMS report – Data foundations and AI adoption in the UK private and third sectors – out yesterday looks […]

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Why don’t you have a digital strategy?

As a CEO I was asked by the Board to draw up a digital strategy and find a digital champion to join the Board.  Sounds like a great idea, right? Well I found out it was exactly wrong. I talked to many technical experts as I investigated how to create a digital strategy and quickly realised two things: Most organisations […]

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Is AI ethics ahead of its time?

If you asked 602 technology innovators, business leaders, researchers and policy specialists how universal AI ethics will be by 2030, just how upbeat do you think they would be?  This month a survey from Pew Research Center and Elon University asked tech experts what progress they thought would be made on creating ethical artificial intelligence by 2030.  A massive 68% reported […]

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A few quid to charity and you’re done, right?

What’s the purpose of your business? Making money for shareholders…creating jobs…generating profits & paying taxes? According to a new Institute of Directors report more than 60% of bosses believe “businesses should not exist solely to make money and generate shareholder profits” and 48% said “companies should have a stated social purpose to help solve problems in society”. Wow – that’s a huge […]

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Can we use artificial intelligence to find homes for people?

My friend Helen has this crazy idea and crazy ideas can be infectious so now I have it too. Next door to where she lives there are two perfectly good four bedroom homes, but nobody lives in them. One has been empty for over a year whilst the owners are building an extension and modernising the inside before they move in; […]

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Do you give staff time off for volunteering?

Does your organisation give staff time off for volunteering? Only 15% of volunteer days actually get used in the UK each year, but right now the Royal Voluntary Service urgently needs more volunteers to help steward people at COVID vaccination centres. So can you let everyone where you work know and encourage people to use their volunteer time so we can get […]

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