AI

How AI can support the local government accessibility challenge

13/09/2019

With an EU Directive on the accessibility of online platforms coming into force, the public sector should act fast and step up with Artificial Intelligence, says Nathaniel Konzon.

Hyper personalisation in local government

15/08/2019

Local authorities failing to provide a hyper personalised experience for their residents will quickly find themselves losing the public trust, argues Matthew Chadd.

Mission possible

21/05/2019

Jonathan Sharp explores how digital transformation is changing the face of local government.

‘Shockingly small’ number of councils embrace automation, study reveals

10/05/2019

Research dealing with the adoption of new technology in the local government sector has revealed that fewer than 5% of councils have automation or AI projects underway.

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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