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Business Blockchain at scale is three to five years away

In the short-term, blockchain’s strategic business value is mainly in cost reduction in record keeping and transactions. HR is starting on this journey too. The easiest place to start is single-use applications, which minimize risk because they aren’t new and involve little coordination with third parties. Financial services companies are finding that the private blockchain […]

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Artificial Intelligence (AI): Making It Work

There are a multitude of Artificial Intelligence techniques. To realise AI’s full potential these require investment in the ‘first mile’ – acquiring and organising data – and the ‘last mile’ – integrating AI output into everyday work. But AI is only as effective as the human who works with it. Just adding AI tools does […]

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Artificial Intelligence and Wearable Technology

Organisations are increasingly using fitness trackers to support their wellness campaigns.  They’ve recognised how health impacts productivity.  But with the upcoming changes to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), organisations need to have a good reason for keeping personal data such as heart rate. Google glasses can record every meeting we’re in, but this could […]

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Advances in Learning Transfer

Learning transfer platforms (LTPs) are increasing the amount of behaviour change back in the workplace.  They allow for spaced activities before and after training, at scale. Knowledge can be taught online, leaving valuable time for practice with feedback at live events. Evaluation can be built in as well. Long before this technology, learning transfer has […]

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Will Donald Trump’s policies be sabotaged by robots?

The new US president wants to bring jobs back to the US, but – whatever the long-term impact of protectionism – pundits anticipate the continued destruction of jobs due to automation. It’s easy to find examples of jobs disappearing in the motor industry, displaced by physical robots, a phenomenon first seen in 1937 and popular […]

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