Author: Chris Weston

RPA

Is RPA right for your business?

From out of nowhere, the term “Robotic Process Automation” is suddenly one of the must-have technologies for businesses that operate at scale. Despite being one of a set of tools that have been around for years, it has had a serious makeover with the sprinkling of some Artificial Intelligence fairy dust and a new love for the ‘bot’ in business.

Common Sense

Artificial Intelligence – rare common sense

Last week I enjoyed the company of a room of IT leaders in Birmingham, and spoke on the subject of Practical AI. Artificial Intelligence is suddenly the topic du jour. Whether it’s sinister activities by the likes of Cambridge Analytica, or maybe-not-quite-as-sinister demonstrations of systems like Google Duplex, it’s a hot topic.

A CIO’s guide to Quantum Computing

It’s a sign of advancing age when one realises that many people that will read this article didn’t exist in 1982. That was the year the first CD player was sold in Japan, and the year that Time Magazine declared the computer their ‘person of the year’. It was also the year the Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman came up with the idea of the quantum computer.

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