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With sperm counts falling, the need for research into both the causes and treatments for male infertility has never been greater
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?
Shared motherhood IVF and egg-freezing procedures are opening up options for many same-sex couples and single women wanting to start to a family
Artificial intelligence is delivering benefits in the arena of unstructured data, helping companies to decipher insights and extract value from reams of unorganised information
Predictive analytics enabling law enforcement to identify “high-risk” areas has highlighted ethical and legal quandaries
The 'data versus humans' conflict is one that many organisations face, but companies must realise that software is no replacement for creative decision-making
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
As the need for specialised expertise increases in the role of extracting knowledge and insights from data, have we seen the end of the generalist data scientist?
Focused on valuing data as a balance-sheet asset, "infonomics" is a nascent concept, but it could revolutionise how boards view and treat their corporate intelligence
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
Growing awareness of responsible investing, which considers environmental, social and governance factors, has transformed the conversation in the infrastructure sector
Concern over investing in regulated sectors is damaging UK infrastructure, but private finance is essential to meet future needs
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
With policies shifting towards cleaner sources of energy, stranded assets associated with fossil fuels can represent a huge risk to company balance sheets
The potential environmental benefits of vehicle-to-grid technology are huge, but the economics to roll out the tech at scale remain uncertain
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
‘Does the idea of a 20-year patent term still match the pace of technological and commercial development?’
Companies are collaborating in an effort to drive innovation, but sharing intellectual property is more complicated than it sounds
What does HR need to be at the forefront of the integration of man and machine?