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Author Matthew Weaver

Matthew Weaver

Real time audience analysis with Microsoft cognitive services

There is some debate surrounding the birth of AI (Artificial Intelligence). John McCarthy used the term at the Dartmouth Conference in 1956. This was the year that Elvis Presley released his first hit record, Heartbreak Hotel. At the same time, IBM created a computer with a 5Mb hard drive. A breakthrough in technology, the computer […]

Will new technology do more harm than good?

Could we really be heading for a future where we cannot safely control our own creations? Or will new technology make the world a better place for everyone. We are only just beginning to understand the potential impact of software robotics, machine learning and the Internet of Things. These technologies, amongst others, are already playing […]

Ethical automation – living with robotics

Automation allows us to focus more on the things that really matter. Providing personal and compassionate support to our families, customers and work colleagues.    Automation anxiety There is some concern that robots will rule the future, take our jobs, marry our partners and control our lives. The film industry has fuelled our imaginations with […]

Estimating with random numbers

Monte Carlo calculates outcomes based on a randomised set of input data. It won’t pick the winning lottery tickets but it can help your decision making process. From Manhattan to Monte Carlo The Monte Carlo method helps us to predict potential outcomes. It can’t explicitly predict the future and sadly, it won’t pick the winning […]

RPA – uniting man and machine

  I can’t remember when my birthdays stopped being a special occasion. At some point, the excitement of unwrapping presents turned into a recurring reminder of another lost year. Somewhere along the way, I received The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. A present from an aunt who had clearly noticed my interest in science fiction. […]

Build teams not superstars

Finding talented individuals is the easy part. Building a great team is a bigger challenge but the rewards can be extraordinary. We all have heroes that we look up to, people that inspire and impress us in equal amounts. It may be the lead guitarist from the rock band we still dream of touring with. […]

Dare to dream – 6 ways to drive IT innovation

All too often, clients and suppliers are focused on removing the risks from every engagement. But there is no change without risk and no innovation without change. Innovation is important. It can give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace. It can also create a working environment that attracts bright and creative people to your […]