WATCH: CS Forum - Social Security in the age of AI and Robots
25 July CommonSpace Forum explored universal solutions to the Fourth Industrial Revolution
COMMONSPACE held its monthly forum last week [25 July] on Social Security in the Age of AI and robots.
Watch journalist Eve Livingston, Citizens Basic Income Network Scotland’s Cleo Goodman and enginner & technology writer Craig Berry discuss the issues.
The cybernetics of effective organisation: trade unions and technological change
Worldwide, trade unions are grappling with emergent technologies and their impact upon organised labour – what conclusions have been drawn, and what questions still need answered?
THE perception that organised labour exists at odds with technological change is not new.
Mhairi McAlpine: It's about time the left discovered the anti-power of cryptocurrency
Glasgow-based cryptocurrency advocate Mhairi McAlpine contributes to our week of special coverage on social security and technological change by arguing that the left needs to embrace the decentralised, value-driven nature of cryptocurrency
BITCOIN and cryptocurrencies in general haven’t had much mainstream coverage since the last bubble burst at the end of 2017, but enormous strides have been made in blockchain technology over the last few years and the influence and importance of this technology is only set to grow in the coming decade.
Platform Capitalism: How digital platforms took over the world and what to do about it
Kicking-off our week of special coverage on social security and technological change, CommonSpace editor Ben Wray examines the rise of the digital platforms, which are based on a fundamentally different set of characteristics than the global economic giants of the past
Social Security and technological change - CS special week of coverage 22-26 July
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PREDICTED Scottish job losses from the new wave of technological change vary from the hundreds of thousands to the millions, but what is not in doubt is the profound economic disruption that is set to come from automation in almost every industry sector.
Mick Napier: After the WhatsApp hack, it's time for a real debate on Glasgow's use of Israeli facial recognition software
Mick Napier of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign says Glasgow City Council’s use of Israeli facial recognition software should come under renewed suspicion following revelations about the hacking of Whatsapp private messages by another Israeli firm with close links to the military
Podcast: Is Scotland ready for the fourth industrial revolution?
Everyone is agreed the fourth industrial revolution will fundamentally change society and the economy – but how can Scotland adapt to it?
COMMONSPACE editor Ben Wray speaks to technology writer and engineer Craig Berry about his new report for Common Weal on automation, Disruptive Technologies: The Impact on Workers in Scotland.
Gordon Morgan: Trade wars and tech battles - China, Huawei and 5G
Gordon Morgan, Common Weal energy researcher, looks at the recent arrest of a Huawei executive in Canada, and finds it to be at the centre of an imperialist rivalry between the US and China over the future of big tech, as 5G is about to transform the digital communications market
Craig Berry: The potential of Scotland's space industry is enormous - but only if public investment takes off
Craig Berry, engineer and author of a Common Weal report on Scotland’s Space Industry, explores the potential openings for the space sector north of the border after Sutherland was selected for the first UK spaceport – to stay ahead of US and emerging market competition will require a level of public investment and European co-ordination not currently forthcoming under the Tories