Will Industry 4.0 end manufacturing jobs?
The new wave of industrial change – known as Industry 4.0 – looks likely to see more human redundancy from manufacturing jobs than ever before, because of the more autonomous, collaborative nature of the robots being deployed, explains Jeff Morgan.
£86m digital health innovation fund
A new £86m government fund is to be made available for digital innovation in healthcare – including £35m for a new ‘digital health catalyst’ to promote startup innovation – the government has announced. (more…)
For-profit v non-profit a false dichotomy
Conventional wisdom insists that for-profits are for profit and non-profits not. But, says Joe Siebert, social media and e-commerce have enabled the emergence of a new kind of business model that’s found a way to take the best from both worlds. (more…)
Why healthcare is such a cyber target
Earlier this summer, the NHS was hit by a ransomware attack that froze computers holding records and running appointments. But it’s no flash in the pan: last year healthcare was the fifth most targeted industry for cyber-attacks. Myrsini Athinaiou explains why. (more…)
Tech ‘can help’ gig economy challenge
Matthew Taylor’s long-awaited review of the world of work demands an overhaul of employment law, to clarify the grey area between a fully employed and a self-employed person. It says the digital innovation driving the change can help address the challenges of the gig economy. (more…)