What is it about Artificial Intelligence and Humanity…?

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At Loughborough University’s Centre for Information Management, we have been asking, “What is it about humanity that we can’t give away to intelligent machines?” What we mean by this is to ask what might we give and what is it that we must not give. What authority given to intelligent machines is conducive to ourRead more

The changing face of business analytics

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Trying to make predictions is hard – just ask Cassandra from Greek mythology! But, ironically, with all the data we have today, shouldn’t this task be much easier? Without question the world ahead is going to become more analytical than ever before, with the rise of AI to help with domain specific predictions becoming strongerRead more

The human report in the age of artificial intelligence

This Blog post was written by Professor Peter Kawalek. Sometimes I say to the students, ‘…it is like Rome. It is like Rome. Silicon Valley is like Rome. We live in its wake, somewhere north of it, part of it but not really at the centre. And it is the era of Antoninus Pius orRead more

Mark Hepworth i3 Conference memorial award

  The Mark Hepworth i3 Conference memorial award was ‘unveiled’ at the 2017 i3 Research Conference, Information: interactions and impact, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University (RGU) 27th June 2017. Professor Peter Reid (right), Professor of Librarianship and Information Management at RGU, and Professor Graham Matthews (left), representing the Information Management Group at Loughborough University’s SchoolRead more

Cyberchondria: How do we control the risks?

PhD student Becca Coates has written a piece about the increasing frequency for consumers to approach online sources about symptoms of illness, a process that has been described as ‘Cyberchondria’. Critics are increasingly questioning the quality of interactive health information in ‘The Age of Risk’. Research in this field is often concerned with a focus onRead more

Managing Access to the Internet in Public Libraries

The MAIPLE project How do public libraries manage to prevent users from accessing ‘unacceptable’, obscene, or otherwise illegal material and protect minors from harm on the internet? And what impact do measures taken have on our right to freedom of expression and freedom of access to information? For the past two years, a team ledRead more