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Artificial intelligence: a socio-economic and political reboot

Artificial intelligence: a socio-economic and political reboot

The so-called “machinery question” continues to dominate the headlines, founded on fears that artificial intelligence – a technological development which enables human tasks to be automated – is advancing too rapidly. Newspaper articles, online blogs and academic studies foretell a future where “droids are sitting at our desks” while human labour falls into obsolescence. In…

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The PFI Puzzle

The PFI Puzzle

News in January was dominated by the collapse of Carillion, the second largest engineering firm in the country employing almost 20,000 British workers. Since Carillion held many government contracts such as on health, schools and prisons, the subsequent liquidation of the company has prompted many to question the use of private finance initiatives (PFI) by…

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