The rise of big data, machine learning and AI is transforming professional services. These technologies are enabling efficient, evidence-based decision-making, but they also pose ethical challenges to practitioners.
Hyperbole bubbling over There’s been a lot of coverage in the media surrounding comments on AI from figures like the entrepreneur Elon Musk and physicist Stephen Hawking. High-profile predictions of doom can be fun and help shift papers / attract clicks. From the perspective of a company focused on Applied AI they aren’t particularly useful and […]
Here in Glasgow things are starting to get back to normal after all the Commonwealth Games festivities. As spectacular and pride inducing as the Games were for the residents of Scotland (and Glasgow in particular), we couldn’t help but notice the major delays in-and-around the city for drivers. Coincident with this epiphone was the UK government’s announcement that […]
It’s a few years old now, but we really liked this talk from TEDGlobal in Edinburgh. An interesting take on the growing importance of algorithms in the world: http://www.ted.com/talks/kevin_slavin_how_algorithms_shape_our_world.html