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From A-levels to pensions, algorithms make easy targets – but they aren’t to blame

Jonathan Everett; Guardian Tue 17 Aug 2021 09.00 BST Poor policy outcomes are not the responsibility of ‘mutant maths’, but of choices made by people in power ‘The government’s occasionally misleading use of modelling – such as when it mispresented Covid projections while making the case for a second lockdown in October last year –…
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Advocates of Artificial Intelligence as Behaviourists

Paul Austin Murphy has written a paper “Advocates of Artificial Intelligence as Behaviourists” in which he discusses behaviourism in AI and the theory that “if a computer (or robot) behaved as if it had intelligence (or had a mind), then, by definition, it must actually be intelligent (or have a mind).” Computers cab perform simple…
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English schools turn to AI to help students catch up after Covid

Platforms that assess pupils and guide teachers on how to improve lesson plans are becoming mainstream, according to Madhumita Murgia in London AUGUST 14 2021 SOURCE: Financial Times (FT) Keywords – Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Schools; Covid; Students An unusual teaching assistant is waiting for the students of St John’s primary school, in Wigan, north-west…
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Interview on Forbes website

Deidre Hughes has recently been interviewed by Michael Arthur from forbes.com. Full interview below: Building A Bot To Beat The Bots: An Award-Winning Approach From Across The Pond Deirdre Hughes has been making a difference on the UK career development scene for over thirty years. For the past 13 years she has managed her own company, DMH…
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AI CareerChat Bot finalist in CareerTech Challenge Prize

by Angela Gerrard The CareerChat (CiCi) consortium, led by DMH Associates was selected as 1 of 20 national finalists within the NESTA CareerTech Challenge Prize, supported by the Department for Education, England. Senior consultant Prof. Graham Attwell explained the innovative chatbot, named CiCi, as a chatbot providing a personalised, guided career journey experience for adults…
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AI and social technology: A force for good in the world of work

With unemployment projected to be over 2 million, adults need quick, easy access to tailored careers information and advice. This article explores how AI and chatbot technology can help smooth the transition, even if AI elsewhere in the market is accelerating job disruption.  Authors: Deirdre Hughes, Chris Percy, Graham Attwell and George Bekiaridis – the team behind CiCi,…
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A Web-Based Approach to Measure Skill Mismatches and Skills Profiles for a Developing Country: The Case of Colombia

A recent publication in Colombia Cientifica by Alianza EFI (economia formal y incusivia) https://editorial.urosario.edu.co/pageflip/acceso-abierto/web-based_web.pdf stresses the importance of Labour market Information (LMI) and how with the proper techniques, job portals can be a robust source of labour market information. See the abstract below and click on this link to read the full article. AbstractSeveral interdisciplinary…
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