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Understanding chatbots

19/03/2019

Julian Mead calls for an open and informed discussion around the use of chatbots in local government.

How digitisation will put the human into HR

27/02/2019

Simon Fowler explains about how local government employee engagement can be supercharged by HR professionals learning to harness data and technology.

Councils given over £1m for chatbots

10/12/2018

Local authorities will be given almost £1.3m to investigate how digital technology such as chatbots, artificial intelligence and websites can improve services.

Councils and Digital 3.0

14/11/2018

John McMahon explains how councils can use AI to provide predictive, proactive, and personalised information to the citizen.

Councils slow to deploy Robotic Process Automation

02/11/2018

Just over one in ten councils have deployed Robotic Process Automation (RPA) compared to 30% of other public sector organisations, a new survey has revealed.

Workers not prepared for 'rise of the robots'

10/10/2018

People in the North and Midlands are being failed at all levels of education and are ill-prepared for the 'rise of the robots', according to planning experts.

The future of IOT is AI

25/09/2018

Phil Brunkard looks at the intersection between the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The use of robotics in social care

06/09/2018

Recent years have seen an increase in the use of robotics in public services. David Rees outlines some of the latest developments and discusses how they can be deployed ethically and effectively.

AI: the key to readying Scotland for a 4th Industrial Revolution?

06/07/2018

A landmark new report, Automatic…For The People? assesses the potential for technological automation, including AI, to boost Scottish productivity.

Government invests £300m to address ageing society challenge

12/03/2018

The Government is investing £300m from its industrial strategy challenge fund to help prepare for 'the challenge of an ageing society'.

Technology and the public sector 2018

15/01/2018

Jos Creese outlines some key technology trends councils should focus on in 2018.

Govtech in 2018

03/01/2018

John Wybrant explores the key implications 'Govtech' will have for local authorities in 2018.

Pepper the robot to take on social care tasks

25/10/2017

Southend-on-Sea has unveiled a new mini robot which they argue will help the council transform its social care services by freeing up under-pressure staff.

Relying on robots: the future of AI in local councils

09/08/2017

Mark Baillie contemplates the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the public sector and how this technology could impact local councils.

It’s good to think and be inspired about innovation

13/07/2017

I ventured out to Adastral Park in Suffolk last week for BT’s annual Innovation Week.

Technology could make 250,000 admin roles redundant in public sector

06/02/2017

Smart machines and autonomous robots could make nearly 250,000 administrative roles redundant, report argues.

Are robots the key to solving social care crisis?

31/01/2017

A new wave of culturally-aware robots could revolutionise care for elderly, under a new study launched by two universities.

Council first to adopt AI to deliver services

16/06/2016

A north London borough has become the first local authority to ‘employ’ artificial intelligence (AI) in order to improve local service delivery.

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Change Lead, Adult Social Care & Health

London Borough of Bexley
£41,205 - £48,069
We are currently seeking an experienced Change Lead to work on our Adult Social Care Services’ transformation programme. Bexleyheath, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Bexley

Deputy Team Manager

Brent Council
£41,847 - £44,691 p.a. inc.
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Hospital Discharge Team (HDT) for an experienced Social Worker. Wembley, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Brent Council

Highways Estimator

Ringway
Competitive Salary
As the Highways Estimator you will join a busy environment and become an integral part of the team. Hounslow (London Borough), London (Greater)
Recuriter: Ringway

Joint Strategic Director of Commissioning 

West Sussex County Council
circa £130,000 per annum
The post holder will be able to demonstrate an understanding and embrace the opportunity to address the health... West Sussex
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Head of Lifelong Services

West Sussex County Council
up to £85,000 per annum
The Head of Lifelong Services will lead and deliver a new, co-produced, integrated and whole life approach and service working with people... West Sussex
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Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

The December issue of Local Government News looks at the consequences a council may face if it is unable to provide statutory services, the launch of Liverpool’s housing company and how councils can best manage roles in local authority companies.

It also has a special section on green building and energy efficiency including what funding is available to enable councils to deliver heat networks and how councils can pay for ‘smart buildings’.

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