This week, David Burden and Professor Maggi Savin-Baden launch their latest book on Virtual Humans: Today and Tomorrow. Delightfully, I was able to have a preview of the final copy. Here is my review. "Intelligent, pragmatic and insightful, Virtual Humans is an essential guide for those who want to understand the complex landscape of today’s … Continue reading Virtual Humans – Book review
Today, I released an article that I have been working on with a team of futurists and researchers that explores the ethical considerations and potential applications of an emerging Artificial Intelligence (AGI) with a personality baseline designed around the contextualised historic experience of a physical system. Arguably, you could say that it is a sophisticated … Continue reading Thoughts on how long it takes to build a tradition: an AGI Concept for the future
I have to say that 14 September 2017 was a very special day for me. Yes, it was the day that I never imagined would happen. Indeed, I never imagined it could happen. As with the end of any busy conference day we, the planning team, were all celebrating that the conference had worked well. … Continue reading A Private Eye cartoon: humans v AI
This year, I have been asked some fascinating questions about AI [Artificial Intelligence] and its impact. One such request came from the team at People Management Magazine where they asked me why and how AI can transform HR functions in an organisation. Perhaps the best part of this request was teaming up with Robbie Stamp. … Continue reading Does AI mean the end for HR?
In December 2017 I was asked to comment on a CV of the future developed by the team at Michael Page. I received three Curriculum Vitae (CV) samples with their ideas on what a new starter might include in their CV. This would be directed to prospective employers in 2030. Each CV sets out the … Continue reading What will a CV look like in 2030?
Programme for the first Social Robotics & AI conference is published The programme for the first Social Robotics & AI conference delivers on its promise to highlight the positive impact of emerging technologies on the worlds of work and business. The conference’s busy schedule of discussions, demonstrations, debates and presentations will investigate how artificial intelligence … Continue reading World first conference agenda focuses on AI’s positive potential for the worlds of work and business – 15 Sept 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOb8A268w68 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u8sijI0xIo A Panel Discussion chaired by Nicola Strong At the recent Employee Engagement Summit in London in April 2016, I asked three learning innovators in employee engagement to debate with the audience. My panellists included: Rory Lawson (Kineo) Solutions Consultant focused on digital and blended learning; Perry Timms (CIPD, Zoo Media) our resident HR … Continue reading Engaging learners in a digitally connected age
Twitter chat - Held on 9 February 2016 17.30pm [GMT] Chat collaboration: #aapchat and @nicolastrong Working with Andy Swann and Adelaida Manolescu from the great new enterprise called All About People that seeks to create amazing environments that "bring together the right people in the right places doing the right things" ... at the right … Continue reading Engaging the social learner
We have five senses. Or do we? It is highly likely that we have additional senses that we have not consciously been aware of in our normal lives. David Eagleman, a neuroscientist, has gone much further than just asking the question. He has made things, gadgets, that allow us to check what new sensory data … Continue reading Additional sensory experience
By Perry Timms, thought leader, HR Practitioner, Social Business Entrepreneur, Advisor to the CIPD on Social Media & Engagement and Visiting Fellow - Sheffield Hallam University When was the last time you felt good about an HR Policy? Social Media circa 2004 was largely a mystery. Forward to 2007/08 and suddenly IT teams were being asked to … Continue reading Social HR: Policies for a Social Era