How technology is creating the digital ports of the future

Technology is revolutionising ports, introducing remote-control cranes, self-driving trucks and other innovative systems to speed up loading and unloading of vessels

Automation and public sector jobs

Automating some public sector jobs may be inevitable, but it presents opportunities to rethink priorities and create new roles

Workers must be trained for a new future

Manufacturing worker

A fourth industrial revolution, featuring automation and data exchange, is set to transform industry, but requires new skills and training for the UK workforce

Why the UK must invest in smart factories

Where does the birthplace of the first industrial revolution stand in the race to be at the forefront of the fourth iteration?

Artificial intelligence continues its progression into the mainstream

Pepper humanoid robot

It has been nibbling away at the fringes, but artificial intelligence is poised to chomp its way into the mainstream

Keeping up with the robots

Illustration of robot taking over human jobs

Automation may pose a threat to jobs, but it also puts an added psychological pressure on staff who have to keep pace with the robots

Tech innovation can save law firms in the squeezed middle

Female lawyers

Technology can be the lifeline to rescue middle-ranking law firms, facing increased competition and squeezed profit margins

Planning to counter tech threat to jobs

Aerial shot of ground sign

The impact of automation and artificial intelligence threatens to throw millions out of work, giving rise to a proposed universal basic income