Tag: Robots

The future of work

Don’t Shout at the Telly: The Future of Work

Published 1 May 2017

In this engaging on-the-sofa discussion, young volunteers for WORLDwrite, a charity, quiz James on IT and jobs

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Warum die amerikanische Wirtschaft schwächelt

Published 28 April 2017

Der Verlust von Jobs im Produktionssektor kann nicht einfach China oder der Automatisierung zugeschrieben werden.

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Oracle talk

Myths and Realities of the Future of Work

Published 1 February 2017

In this keynote address to 300 delegates at Oracle’s Modern Business Conference at ExCel, East London, James challenged the perceived wisdom about IT, so as to highlight where real opportunities may be found

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The robots aren’t taking over

Published 15 January 2017

The idea that IT is surpassing human beings sells us short

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Financial services: is a robot stealing your job?

Published 11 June 2016

This keynote speech, delivered for the financial IT platform Intelliflo, looked at technology advances from both a consumer and business point of view

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Mockup of Retail 2020

Retail 2020: Of robots, shelves and packs

Published 12 November 2015

In all today’s euphoric-apocalyptic hysteria about how the robots are coming, one sector is woefully neglected (1).

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Design magazine 1979

Design and the future of IT

Published 16 October 2015

I will tell you one thing about IT. In international design, the Powers That Be are infatuated with it.

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Invasion of the sexbots? Get a grip

Published 23 September 2015

In 1988, before the internet arrived in anybody’s house, I helped lead Britain’s first study of e-commerce – what was then known as ‘teleshopping’.

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The robots are not taking over

Published 5 December 2014

Stephen Hawking may be scared, but AI promises to help, not hinder us.

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Innovative technologies in manufacturing

Published 26 August 2014

These short video presentations cover a range of innovations and new technologies within manufacturing, describing the opportunities for growth and development open to SMEs over the next 10 years. Sponsored by Epicor Software.

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Celebrate manufacturing

Seven reasons we should celebrate manufacturing

Published 9 June 2014

Commentators bemoaning the rise of ‘stuffocation’ miss the benefits manufacturing provides.

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The robots are coming – but not fast enough

Published 15 July 2013

The claim that mechanisation is sweeping away jobs in a wave of innovation bears little relation to reality.

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China's robot revolution

China struggles to engineer robot revolution

Published 13 July 2013

Just as China’s strengths in cyberwar have stirred Western perceptions of a nation on the move, so its talents in robotics could be the stuff of nightmares.

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The most innovative age ever? Five industries for 2020

Published 8 May 2013

Here are five key, job-creating yet high-productivity sectors which, with the help of design, could finally move into the 21st century. Published in Mandarin



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Is man’s best friend a robot’s worst enemy?

Published 11 September 2008

Last month, Gartner vice president Jackie Fenn suggested that mobile robots are among the technologies that have “begun to be interesting to business”. So what’s happening in mobile and general robotics?

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Let robots take the strain

Published 5 March 2007

Robots have the potential to revolutionise peoples’ lives, but Whitehall doesn’t want to fund the research

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Published 29 November 1984

With Stephen Bayley