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Making sure automation works for everyone

Matt Fenech

Whether it’s film reviewers discussing Blade Runner’s replicants, or computer scientists cheering their algorithm as it beats a human at yet another game, everyone’s talking about artificial intelligence. The government certainly has recognised the incredible opportunities presented. A review by professor Dame Wendy Hall and Jérôme Pesenti has estimated that AI could add an additional…

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Working options

Jane Mansour

In an age where work is less secure and the safety net shrinking, we need a new approach to the world of work, particularly for women, writes Jane Mansour One of the defining moments of the 2017 general election campaign came with the prime minister’s evasive response to a question on nurses having to use…

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Universal basic income and the future of work

Andrew Harrop, Cameron Tait

A universal basic income is a regular payment from the state to every citizen. The idea dates back centuries and has been promoted by voices on the left and right. In its purest form, it would represent a radical simplification of both the social security and tax systems, and comes with significant advantages and disadvantages….

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Good work in the future retail industry

How can employers boost productivity and pay? 2pm – 4pm, Wednesday 25 May | Grant Thornton, Grant Thornton House, Melton Street, Euston Square, London, NW1 2EP This event is the second public hearing hosted by the Fabian Society’s taskforce on the...

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Pay and productivity: a retail industry taskforce

Thursday 28 January 2016 | Venue Houses of Parliament, Room TBC   The Fabian Society, JRF and the Trust for London are establishing a year-long taskforce charged with findings ways to improve productivity and pay in the UK...

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2013 Party Conference Roundtables

Our Party Conference roundtables are private invitation-only events. Attendance will be restricted to just 20 people in order to ensure a quality discussion. The events will also be held under the Chatham House Rule. Labour Party Conference All of...