Unilever saves on recruiters by using AI to assess job interviews

System analyses body language and word choice, but polling suggests public are opposed to such use of automationUnilever has claimed it is saving hundreds of thousands of pounds a year by replacing human recruiters with an artificial intelligence syste…

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The Domino’s ‘pizza checker’ is just the beginning – workplace surveillance is coming for you | Arwa Mahdawi

The company, which uses a smart scanner to analyse whether food has been made correctly, is far from the only business to use tech to track workersHello? Is that Domino’s? I would like a large cheese pizza with an ominous side of surveillance, please.E…

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‘It’s going to be a revolution’: driverless cars in new London trial

Self-driving vehicles reach UK milestone with first demo in ‘complex urban environment’ in StratfordWork to bring driverless cars to Britain’s streets has reached a milestone with the first demonstration of an autonomous fleet driving in a “complex urb…

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Microsoft boss: tech firms must stop ‘if it’s legal, it’s acceptable’ approach

Exclusive: Brad Smith says firms must help define and live by standards before they are forced on themTech companies should stop behaving as though everything that is not illegal is acceptable, says Microsoft’s second-in-command. Instead, they should f…

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UK economy has ‘too few robots’, warn MPs

Committee damns government for failing to encourage investment and boost productivityThe UK is lagging behind the world’s other advanced economies in the shift to robots and automation in the workplace – putting jobs, businesses and the prosperity of w…

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UK economy has ‘too few robots’, warn MPs

Committee damns government for failing to encourage investment and boost productivityThe UK is lagging behind the world’s other advanced economies in the shift to robots and automation in the workplace – putting jobs, businesses and the prosperity of w…

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Tech giants despise politics? Hardly – they are in the thick of it and being called out | John Naughton

Silicon Valley’s countercultural aura is gone now that Google develops AI for China and Palantir helps monitor immigrationIf there was one thing that united the founders of today’s tech giants in their early days it was contempt for politics, manifeste…

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Future imperfect: the robots and mind-reading apps remaking our world | Alex Hern

Technology is spying on us and machines are developing human voices. But it’s not all a weird cyberpunk dystopiaTechnology changes so fast that our lives are radically different from even a decade ago, yet slowly enough that sometimes we don’t even not…

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Shop til they drop: the play that takes us inside an Amazon warehouse

Using testimonies from anonymous workers, a new Edinburgh show explores what it’s like to work for the world’s richest company. Its creators takes us on a fact-finding tourA black box floats beneath our feet, containing a barrel of whey protein, 24 can…

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