Ever pressed click and send and wished you hadn’t? We’ve all been there. If you can’t leave your inbox alone and you’re constantly connected, bringing mindfulness to your work and your email may prevent you from becoming an E – hostage. Here are our 6 top tips to stop email consuming your waking (and sleeping) hours. [Read more…]
They’ve been used by the airline industry for years as an opportunity to learn from failure and improve design but does the world of AI need an ethical black box system? [Read more…]
You’ve seen things start to change in your organisation, perhaps the automation of specific departments has already taken place. With driverless cars on the horizon and self scan tills already here, the march of automation has already begun. Predictions suggest that it’s a matter of when rather than if for many professions. Could automation replace you? [Read more…]
Reports this week suggest that Google’s DeepMind, the AI programme which learns independently has developed some interesting strategies under stress.
The team responsible for DeepMind have published a blog outlining how it responded to stressful circumstances during an apple gathering computer game with another AI agent. It appears that the agents didn’t want to share their spoils, employing aggressive tactics to ensure they won. So what’s going on with DeepMind? [Read more…]
AI? Technology? We love it! But, on 1st January French law introduced the ‘right to disconnect’ for employees. A result of negotiations by French union SYNTEC in 2014 the new law means that French companies must negotiate with staff regarding the use of devices outside of working hours.
Open all hours
The Act aims to address the impact of technology, of being constantly connected (and available) on the agenda for HR and L and D professionals. We know from an ever expanding body of research that being connected 24 hours a day has an enormously negative impact on wellbeing. And yet we still do it.
If you are able to answer ‘Yes’ to the following questions you’re probably working in a culture that would benefit from disconnecting;
Innovation. How best to develop, sustain and refine it? Let the battle commence between divergent and convergent thinking. Or perhaps not? Here we make the case for both types of thinking, side by side and suggest techniques for how best to unlock them.
Unleashing the creativity genie
The elusive muse. Creativity. How to unlock it, nurture it and keep it generating innovative ideas time after time. It’s the holy grail of the creative process. Mindfulness may be the answer to developing and sustaining your inner creative genius. Let’s take a look at how to apply it. [Read more…]
At Positive Change Guru we’re sometimes asked whether mindfulness is harmful. It’s a sensible question and one which we’ll attempt to shed some light upon here.
Artificial Intelligence (AI), once the domain of low budget futuristic sci-fi movies and TV shows with farcical special effects (think “I, Robot” or Dr Who circa 1970s “I am a Dalek” and don’t laugh) is now a reality. AI has arrived. Take a look around you. Self scan tills in the supermarkets, voice activated gadgets, Apple’s Siri, driverless cars, AI assisted surgical procedures and Google’s increased focus on machine learning. AI is pervading our every day humdrum almost by stealth.