All the indicators point toward a sweet and sour year for start-ups. While UK tech startups raised €5.3 billion in venture capital funding between January and May 2020, similar to in 2019, the optimism appears to be subsiding in the second half of the year.
Another interesting positive side effect of the upheaval in the basic order is a realisation that leaders can break through the constraints of bureaucracy. Flouting all conventional advice, Trump’s meeting…
Chart of the Week: Fintech Investment by Region
The chart shows that total global investment in fintech companies for the first half of 2018 reached a peak of $57.9 billion, growth undoubtedly fuelled by demographic changes. Europe contributed 45% at $26 billion, with the….
Chart of the Week: Impact of AI on UK Jobs by Sector
Recent advances in artificial intelligence have been incorporating cognitive skills that show potential to supersede human ability. Although the potential is vast, there will be attendant job insecurity in many industries, with many of those laid off lacking the necessary skills to benefit from the jobs AI creates….
Chart of the Week: Week 12, 2017: Workers at Risk of Automation by Sector
This analysis suggest that up to 30% of UK jobs are considered to be at high risk of automation by the early 2030s.
Data gathering technology that is already embedded in your mobile telephone and algorithms could in the near future predict that when you leave a meeting or a restaurant, you will need a taxi to take you to your next destination and it will be waiting ….