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The Circular Economy Show No3

At Play In The Garden of Eden

Release Date: 06/08/2019

Are human beings machines? show art Are human beings machines?

At Play In The Garden of Eden

If, as Joe believes, human beings are machines, why are we bothering to build artificial intelligence. If we succeed all we will have done is create new humans. And there is a well know, tried and tested way of making new humans which is more fun and much cheaper. Meanwhile it seems that the best definition of artificial intelligence that we have is anything that computers can't do right now. Whereas the definition of human stupidity is everything that humans can do right now. If this sounds harsh this is the week when Embassy staff of many nations are being withdrawn from Ukraine

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Ai plus human stupidity? Time to worry? show art Ai plus human stupidity? Time to worry?

At Play In The Garden of Eden

.… the machines are coming. I have seen the future and it does not look anything like the past or the present. We are as children now, innocents at play in the garden of Eden. Aurelia Pinchbeck - The Character of Thimbles - 2021 A podcast conversation about atrificial intelligence, documentaries, human stupidity, chess and the future of the human race. Joe Tibbetts is an Englishman, a documentary film-maker. He lives on the White Cliffs of Dover with a fine view of the past across the English Channel. For more than a decade he has played a daily game of chess against TChess Pro one of the...

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‘Really tangible benefits’ of digital support for unpaid care are here, now show art ‘Really tangible benefits’ of digital support for unpaid care are here, now

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Madeleine Starr, Director of Business and Innovation at Carers UK explains how digital can help the UK’s 8.8 million unpaid carers - including the 5 million who juggle care with work

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MapLondon event December 19: speakers discuss data, digital mapping, planning, and citizen engagement show art MapLondon event December 19: speakers discuss data, digital mapping, planning, and citizen engagement

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A wide range of professionals from the world of planning and development convened at December’s MapLondon event to explore how cities might be made better through more data sharing and wider use of digital maps.

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Recovery from election fraud: the Tower Hamlets story show art Recovery from election fraud: the Tower Hamlets story

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Asmat Hussain, Corporate Director of Governance tells Rachael Tiffen of CIFAS what happened next after the High Court’s overturn of its 2014 mayoral election

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Could a digital approach solve care managers' and providers’ problems with medicines support? show art Could a digital approach solve care managers' and providers’ problems with medicines support?

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Damian Nolan (Halton BC) and Jane Hancer (CC2i) explain the problems of administering meds and describe a new collaboration by councils to find a digital solution.

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Councils collaborate to explore digital potential in administration of new Liberty Protection Safeguards show art Councils collaborate to explore digital potential in administration of new Liberty Protection Safeguards

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Jane Hancer (CC2i) and Damian Nolan (Halton BC) describe how a five-council collaboration supported by the LGA and match-funded NHS Digital will deliver via the Social Care Innovation Accelerator

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WM ADASS: immersive data presentation will change health & care commissioning show art WM ADASS: immersive data presentation will change health & care commissioning

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The Bridge - Shropshire Council’s immersive approach to presenting local data - is set to transform council and NHS commissioning

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‘It's never gone this well!’ – council service teams on building their own IT show art ‘It's never gone this well!’ – council service teams on building their own IT

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Kate Hurr, Digital Manager at Cumbria County Council, describes colleagues’ enthusiasm for creating digital services in-house.

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Transformation done right is ‘with’ and not ‘to’ says LB Havering team show art Transformation done right is ‘with’ and not ‘to’ says LB Havering team

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Chief Operating Officer Jane West and transformation lead Susie Faulkner describe a process designed to bring staff and residents along with change.

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Dr David Greenfield asks Adam Woodhall, spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion and Cat Fletcher, head of media at Freegle to explain how sharing will deliver a less resource-greedy world.

Fresh from April’s Extinction Rebellion protests in London, and with plenty of stories from the heart of the activity, Adam Woodhall told the CLGdotTV audience that sharing thinking about use of resources via protests sets the stage for sort of practical action that can be facilitated by organisations like Freegle.

Freegle was founded in 2009 and aims to increase reuse and reduce landfill by offering a free online service where people can give away and ask for things that would otherwise be thrown away. Cat Fletcher said that the impact of Extinction Rebellion for the organisation and its 1000+ volunteers was immediate and positive. She stressed that the benefits of sharing are not just about the environment either. There is a human connection made whenever something is passed from one person to another, to become part of a different life.

As Reuse Manager at Brighton and Hove City Council, Cat’s day job is equally concerned with saving stuff the council doesn’t need any more for further use - in unbelievable quantities – which, as she explains is a far better outcome than recycling, where products have to be taken apart (more use of resources) before anything can be done with them.