Grand challenges of Human Versus Machine do not tell the real story

What is it like to be beaten by a machine? Not a human, or in the case of war, an army or a country, but a machine built by fellow humans. It beats you, takes your crown, and leaves you utterly defeated. Feel bad? I think so.

Can the battles be fair or equal? How do we measure fairness and what equates to parity in a battle of human versus machine; they are of course, simply not the same.

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This is our problem, are you hearing us?

On the 21st April 2019 an article was published on the BBC News website about a profoundly deaf seven-year-old girl Leia Armitage.

Leia was born with no inner ear or hearing nerve, a hearing aid would be of no use. At the age of two she had cutting edge surgery at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (UK), to insert a device directly into her brain to stimulate the hearing pathways.

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Desperate singleton, what are you going to do? Find the next biggest prime number?

Firstly, did you assume the singleton in the title was a human being? A strong desire to anthropomorphise, or make things like us, can prevent us from making good decisions or perceiving meaning accurately.

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Bias in AI

After a number of what are referred to as ‘revolutions’ in the way society reacts to changing technologies we find ourselves on the precipice, if not already tumbling down, the hole that is AI.

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What is Digital transformation?

You’ll have heard the term digital transformation many times, I’m sure. But what does it mean?

Let’s go back in time to explain the four recognised transformations society has undergone in recent history.

If you understand them individually it’ll help to explain what we’re experiencing now, and what you can do to both lead and learn from the rapid change society is experiencing.

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Creating a content strategy in a fast-moving world

Everything, everywhere, we are bombarded with messaging, advertising, information and warnings.

These communications come in a host of different forms: audible; moving and still images; interactions; systems to adhere to. Established comms channels have specific and well-known alerts to get us to look outside our own little world; your mobile has ring tones for voice, another tone for text. Images flash and capture your attention using a full range of hooks that appeal to your basic instincts.

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