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Google and PA put pressure on local journalists with ‘robot reporters’

Google yesterday announced an $800,000 project with the UK’s Press Association news agency, in which PA will develop ‘robot reporters’ that will write 30,000 articles a month for local newspapers. That Orwellian piece of news got me thinking about local … Continue reading

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‘Human error’ blamed for BA’s server crash. But which human and what error?

When there’s an accident at work, it’s often the worker involved who is blamed. Sometimes – after lengthy and thorough investigations – the multiple causes of accidents are revealed to be much broader than ‘someone doing something stupid’ and the hope … Continue reading

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The theme of Business Continuity Awareness Week is Cyber Security. No, really…

If businesses and public organizations needed a kick in the backside over their cyber crisis preparedness, then many got it over the weekend as the ransomware ‘Wanna Decryptor’ paralysed hundreds of thousands of users and systems in more than 100 … Continue reading

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Is BlackRock’s CEO Larry Fink a champion of the worker, or an investment manager? Well both actually

Last year Larry Fink’s letter to CEOs of companies in which BlackRock invests urged them and their boards to look forward (as opposed to back) at strategic issues affecting value creation. (See my blog from 2016). This year, his letter … Continue reading

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