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Digital Anthropology in the news – February 2019

By |2019-02-27T15:50:39+00:00February 27th, 2019|

Digital Anthropology founder Richard Skellett has been featured in various news outlets and publications throughout February, having been asked to comment on a range of different topics including future of work, social enterprises and security. AI, ethics and the social enterprises of the future Richard spoke to Priya Kantaria from Verdict about his ambitions [...]

Richard Skellett to speak at Future of Work Summit

By |2019-02-08T14:33:14+00:00February 8th, 2019|

Digital Anthropology founder Richard Skellett will speak at the Future of Work Summit, which takes place on Thursday 13 June during London Tech Week. Richard will lead and moderate a panel debate titled 'Mind the (Skills) Gap: Preparing for an Uncertain Future'. The panel will explore key issues around the skills gap and the [...]

Jobs at risk as Japan deploys robots to replace manual labour

By |2019-01-23T15:59:18+00:00January 14th, 2019|

A technology company in Japan has unveiled a humanoid robot prototype designed to autonomously perform heavy labour or work in hazardous environments. The 'Blade Runner-style' robot has been developed by the Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and comprises environmental measurement and object recognition, full-body motion planning and control. Joe Baguley, Vice President & Chief Technology [...]

Microsoft and Mastercard create digital identities sparking fears of ‘mass surveillance’

By |2019-01-23T15:14:35+00:00December 23rd, 2018|

Digital Anthropology founder Richard Skellett spoke to the Daily Star around plans for corporate giants Microsoft and Mastercard to create 'digital identities' for consumers. Richard warned of the potential for intimate online data to be misused, as this has now become a sellable asset that people should be wary who has access to. He [...]

The Fast Food Production Line

By |2019-01-23T14:03:17+00:00December 13th, 2018|

Digital Anthropology founder Richard Skellett spoke to BBC Future for a piece that came out in early December on the rising use of robotics and artificial intelligence at fast food restaurants. The article features Creator in San Francisco, California, where two large robots can churn out up to 120 burgers every hour thanks to [...]

Jobs Gone in the Blink of an AI

By |2019-01-23T14:03:25+00:00December 10th, 2018|

Much has been made of the comments from Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane earlier in 2018 that 'large swathes' of people will become 'technologically unemployed' as AI makes roles obsolete. Nodding towards the other industrial revolutions he warns of the 'dark side' of industrial revolution where people are left disenfranchised, jobless and [...]

Talk Radio

By |2019-01-23T14:03:32+00:00November 29th, 2018|

Digital Anthropology's Richard Skellett was a guest on TalkRadio's early breakfast show with James Max on 28 November. Discussing the impacts of Labour's proposed raising of the minimum wage, Richard pointed to a report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies that says jobs are at risk of being replaced by robots if the minimum [...]

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