My recommended holiday reads

Once you have finished that holiday novel, what to read next? Here is my list of recommended summer holiday reads. These books will help you discover: how technology is changing the work of human experts; that the future of the courts is AI-powered decision making; how we can track the evolution of language through what … Continue reading My recommended holiday reads

Understand how you spend your time with MyAnalytics

Microsoft's Office 365 now contains a powerful tool to understand how you spend your time throughout the week. MyAnalytics was added to Office 365 suite this year. It gives you personalised information on how you have been working focusing on these areas: Network - who you have communicated with and patterns around these communications Collaboration … Continue reading Understand how you spend your time with MyAnalytics

Tech Terms: Sentiment Analysis

For most planning processes, it is a real challenge to get engagement and input from the public. It is also common to only hear from certain groups, leaving many communities unheard, especially marginalised groups. It's now possible to capture not only qualitative data from the public as they use and move through urban spaces, we … Continue reading Tech Terms: Sentiment Analysis

Tech Terms: Natural Language Processing

In the old days, you had to know how to speak the language of computers in order to use one. The dedicated few learnt precise commands in order to get a computer to undertake a task. Jump forward a few decades, and we have moved much further along the continuum of human-computer communication.  Computers can … Continue reading Tech Terms: Natural Language Processing

Tech Terms: AR, VR, MR, XR

These tech terms all refer to technologies which provide immersion into a combined real and virtual environment, but what does each specific term actually mean? And are these technologies just for gaming and entertainment or will they be part of our work toolkit in the future? XR - Extended/Cross Realities XR is the umbrella term … Continue reading Tech Terms: AR, VR, MR, XR