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7 Nov 2017

What happens when robots take over our jobs? (And they are called Alan?) 'This is the third time we’ve presented the same creative and Alan keeps pointing this out, whilst the rest of us keep pretending it’s changed. Alan is also still having difficulty understand...

21 Oct 2016

Being a planner today is bewildering. Or at least, I am bewildered. Big picture wise, in line with client-agency relationships, the role of planning seems to have got smaller as it has become more complex.

7 Oct 2016

I see planning as a creative discipline, and I think creativity has a lot to do with synthesis. Don’t artists synthesise within culture and inventors synthesise within science in some way? I guess planners synthesise somewhere in the middle, blending in the emotional w...

1 Jun 2016

Pop culture’s representation of AI would have us think it’s the stuff of a dystopian future. But in reality it’s closer than we think, and is set to have a metamorphic impact on business over the next few years. While APG’s Strategy vs Robots event at the Royal Institu...

25 May 2016

While APG’s Strategy vs Robots event at the Royal Institution discussed many of the multifaceted relationships between technology and the human brain, one of the questions on everyone’s mind was inevitably how AI will impact the future role of the strategist.

Steve Hilton is a former director of strategy for David Cameron. He spent a year as a visiting scholar at Stanford University. He is co-founder and current CEO of Crowdpac, a political data technology start-up, and a visiting scholar at the think tank Policy Exchange....

Baroness Susan Greenfield is a scientist, author and broadcaster with a special interest in how technology impacts our personalities by affecting our neurochemistry. She delivered an incredibly fascinating and engaging talk that made a brilliant link between her world...

Frances Ralston-Good, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at Omnicom Media Group, shed a light on how the media industry is changing to adapt to the emerging AI technology at our disposal. With the rise of personal AI assistants, we may very well be marketing to bots i...

22 Mar 2016

A promised round up of Some Things from SXSW 2016 For full disclosure, my experience of SXSW was truncated (I was there for one day) and suboptimal...

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