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New PwC report says AI will create at least as many jobs as it displaces

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will create as many jobs in the UK as it will displace over the next 20 years, a report has said. The analysis, by accountancy giant PwC, found AI would boost economic growth, creating new roles as others fell away. But it warned there would be “winners and losers” by industry sector, […]

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Troubled Dixons Carphone suffers big fall in profits

Dixons Carphone has reported a big fall in annual profits as the retailer admitted that it had “plenty of work to do” in revamping its business. Pre-tax profits for the year to 28 April fell to £382m, from £500m a year earlier. The retailer is set to close 92 of its more than 700 stores this year […]

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UK attracts £2.3BN in technology firm investments with 1600 new jobs

Technology firms are to invest more than £2bn in the UK, creating 1,600 new jobs, Theresa May has announced. Mrs May hosted a tech roundtable event where three firms announced private investment into the UK economy. The prime minister also announced several government-funded initiatives to help British start-ups and attract foreign talent. One initiative is […]

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NICE launches NEVA ‘the world’s first robotic virtual attendant for employees’

A personified desktop assistant, NICE Employee Virtual Attendant (NEVA), transforms employee capabilities to enhance operational efficiency, bolster sales efforts and drive regulatory compliance via on-demand and automated, always- on guidance Powered by NICE’s proven, market leading Desktop Automation technology, NEVA offers real-time process guidance when called for or automatically when an opportunity is identified. This […]

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More than nine in ten mid-market IT leaders say their workforce not ready for digital transformation

An alarming 92% of UK mid-market IT leaders don’t believe that their workforce is ready to embrace digital transformation, according to a new ‘Mid-market IT priorities 2018’ report published today by Cloud, Data Centre and Communications solutions provider, Node4. The research also finds that budgets, recruitment, and middle management challenges are affecting organisations, resulting in them having to re-evaluate […]