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Should fertility treatment be an employee right?

Workers in the UK are by law entitled to time off work for maternity and paternity leave. But with more organisations now offering fertility treatments as an employee benefit, should procedures be considered simply a ‘perk’ or a statutory right?

AI weaves value from unstructured data

Artificial intelligence is delivering benefits in the arena of unstructured data, helping companies to decipher insights and extract value from reams of unorganised information

Data dealings: how social media treats people data

People data from social media could further the understanding of economies and societies, but first we must explore why different motives for sharing data on various platforms may skew our insights

Three ways to tackle urbanisation

With nearly 70 per cent of the world’s population expected to live in towns and cities by 2050, rapid urbanisation is one of the biggest challenges of our time, putting unprecedented pressure on transportation systems, utilities and the environment. But emerging technologies are affording new, smarter ways to maintain, build and interact with infrastructure in an effort to make urbanisation more manageable

How spatial analysis is changing our cities

Digitisation is revolutionising the way infrastructure is built and maintained, giving organisations the ability to track a dazzling variety of datasets to better inform decisions

Could your car help power Heathrow?

The potential environmental benefits of vehicle-to-grid technology are huge, but the economics to roll out the tech at scale remain uncertain

Should AI own their own IP?

When artificial intelligence is deemed the source of a new idea or creation, it causes a legal grey area over ownership rights that will only become harder to define in the future