The artificial intelligence revolution is well underway and soon it will not just be the simplest tasks being done routinely by machines, but some carried out by bankers, lawyers and doctors as pattern-learning programs are developed to extract meaning, take decisions and compose sentences. This Future of Work Special Report, published in The Times, examines the rise of machines in the workplace, how virtual personal assistants will change everyday lives and warns that cyber gangs could take control of the robots. The report also reveals how real-time tech translators promise to knock down language barriers
Here two experts on gender equality go head-to-head on the question of boardroom gender quotas. Are gender quotas a good thing for businesses or will they just result in more cases of positive discrimination? And how long will it be before we reach a level gender playing field in the UK?
In an increasingly complex security and regulatory landscape, the ability to manage user access is allowing organisations to embrace the connected age without fear of data breach, says Jon Burghart, who leads the Europe, Middle East and Africa region for identity management firm SailPoint