AI

‘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.

Highways jobs

Head of Audit and Governance

Tamworth Borough Council
Up to £49k + £5000 shared service allowance
Looking for people who are excellent communicators, are adventurous and who are inspired by our values... Tamworth, Staffordshire
Recuriter: Tamworth Borough Council

Divisional Manager – Revenues, Benefits & Customer services

Chichester District Council
£51,354 to £55,167
We are looking for an exceptional candidate to lead the Revenues, Benefits & Customer Services division. Chichester, West Sussex
Recuriter: Chichester District Council

Senior Team Leader

Redbridge London Borough Council
£35,992 to £38,994 per annum inclusive
Looking for individuals with initiative, evidence of experience in managing a street cleansing service and motivating... Redbridge, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Residential Keyworker

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£19,156 per annum
This is an exciting time to join the school. In our recent OFSTED of the residential department. London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Commissioning Manager

Camden London Borough Council
£40,829 - £47,360 per annum
Looking for an ambitious person who can communicate well and understands how to analyse and translate qualitative and... Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

The March issue of Local Government News explores alternative funding channels that are available to councils beyond the Public Works Loan Board, what hurdles merging councils face in coming together, and how local government is handling GDPR.

This issue also has a special highways and street lighting section exploring how councils can use lighting to embark on their smart city journey and using IoT technology to weather the storm.

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