Should robots have the same rights as your child?

Did you know that a third (35%) of UK workers are excited about the prospect of their own personal AI assistant? Having an AI assistant could increase human work productivity and give workers back 12 working days a year by taking on admin tasks, Henley’s research suggests. As we can probably all agree – these…

Blurring the divide between human and machine

Maddy Woodman, the Learning & Development lead for Henley Careers, asks where is the line between human emotion and artificial intelligence? The main thing we can all agree on is that the difference between humans and machines is emotion. Robots can’t feel hurt, anger, happiness or joy and don’t care about how they are treated…

Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges

Chris Flanagan, Data Impact Manager for Henley Careers, reflects on the phenomenal growth of data analytics and the challenges and opportunities that the rise of Big Data present. As an information officer starting out in the 1990s, being “good with data”, although considered useful, would have featured fairly low down in the role description; certainly…

Should we fear the dark side of automation?

Industry and Higher Education must work together to enlighten each other about the future World of Work “Have you ever heard of bearer bonds?” asked my taxi driver. I had to admit that I hadn’t. He went on to explain that bearer bonds were one of the ways to transfer money from organisation to organisation…

Universities Business Challenge: the Grand Final

This article was written on the day of the final by Dr Carol Padgett, Head of Undergraduate Programmes at Henley Business School. The journey to the final began at the start of the autumn term when I met students to tell them about the benefits of competing in the Universities Business Challenge. I promised them…