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We Build Bots creates the world’s only citizen service automation platform

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th July 2020
We Build Bots! The Cardiff-based startup that's creating innovative AI powered automation solutions for Local Governments and Public Sector organisations  At one point or another, most of us will have contacted a business’s customer service and found ourselves answered on the first touch by a chatbot. If we are looking for simple information on policies, dates and times, and small issu...
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Greyparrot - reinventing the management of waste

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th July 2020
Greyparrot! The startup that's using AI to create an innovative waste management solution We have written many times previously about the problems around waste management and how hugely damaging our current methods of landfills and ocean dumping are to us all. We have looked at several startups shaking up recycling by turning non-recyclable plastics into usable chemicals or into building aggregat...
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A third of UK businesses struggle to transition to remote working

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2020
New YouGov research commissioned by SAP Concur reveals that whilst a healthy 68% of businesses found the transition to remote working easy, a significant third of businesses (32%) found it difficult or very difficult.  The global sweep of COVID-19 has meant a fundamental shift for businesses; travel restrictions and mandated social distancing have meant, in a short space of time, huge s...
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WeGift - the digital rewards and incentives platform

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2020
The lowdown on WeGift, the tech startup that is automating the gift card business... Gift cards. Saviour of bad present-thinker-up-ers everywhere. But also a great way for businesses to reward and incentivise customers and employees. Send out a gift card every month to the employee who got the highest customer service rating, who closed the most deals, who sent out the most gift cards. But the cu...
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30% of the UK's jobs at risk of automation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2020
The Countries at Risk From Automation! According to new research by MerchantMachine.co.uk, at 82%, the UK takes fourth place in the list of European countries being most ready for automation and robotics, whilst 30% of the UK population’s jobs are at risk of automation. The research also offers insight into the amount of global revenue automation is set to generate in the next thr...
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The Rise of Automation is a necessity not a choice

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st May 2019
Here, Chris Unwin, CEO at LAC Conveyors and Automation explains how these developments in technology can be used to address the skills and labour shortage across a number of sectors.Automation has received mixed reviews from businesses in recent times; often depending on the type of organisation you are speaking to and the level of seniority of the individual being questioned. For some ...
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TUC calls for new tech to pave way to shorter working week and higher pay

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th September 2018
New technology like AI, automation and robotics could pave the way for better working conditions – including higher pay and reduced workloads – a new TUC report called 'A Future that Works for Working People' sets out (10th September 2018).  Government and business estimate that new technologies could boost UK GDP by at least £200bn in the next decade. But most UK...
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Will a robot take your job? This website will tell you the % chance

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th June 2017
Robots eh, it seems they will have a lot of explaining to do, when they have stolen all of our jobs. Or perhaps the robots that built the robots that stole all of our jobs, will have a lot of explaining to do....Or the robots that designed the robots, that built the robots…. Fear of job automation is currently at fever point... so what better way to play the ol’ doomsday scenario, th...
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Rise of the Machines to threaten 46% of Scottish jobs before 2030

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th May 2017
A recent report The ‘Scotland Skills 2030’ report, produced by the Institute for Public Policy Scotland, has warned that nearly half of the Scottish workforce are at risk of job termination because of the rise of automated machines in the workplace. The key takeaway headline via IPPR reads:"The world of work in 2030 will be very different to that in 2017. People are more likely to be ...
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