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AI demand is booming for the right skills and for the technology ‘glue-guys’

Over the past decade, automation technologies have been a key driver of change in the labour market. There has been a huge increase in the demand for AI skills, which has led to different recruitment processes, different job titles and different job specifications.

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Oxford researchers develop 3D printing method that shows promise for repairing brain injuries

A breakthrough technique developed by University of Oxford researchers could one day provide tailored repairs for those who suffer brain injuries. The researchers demonstrated for the first time that neural cells can be 3D printed to mimic the architecture of the cerebral cortex. These results have been published in the journal Nature Communications.

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Oxford Martin researchers recognised for outstanding economic and societal impact

The government's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has shortlisted two Oxford Martin School researchers for its Celebrating Impact Prize 2023. The prize recognises researchers for 'outstanding economic or societal impact' from their research.

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Jobs will be automated, but not because of the latest Generative AI

Everyone is worried about Artificial Intelligence. From writers in Hollywood to computer programmers, recent advances in technology are causing concern about what Generative AI is going to mean for the future of work, our society and the wider world. Is there nothing machines will not be able to do?

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Generative AI can potentially disrupt labour markets, say Oxford experts 10 years after ground-breaking study

Ten years ago, two experts in AI from the Oxford Martin School predicted that almost half of jobs were at risk of automation. In a new upcoming study, Professors Carl-Benedikt Frey and Michael A Osborne now say that while Generative AI has increased the scope of automation further, it will also make many jobs easier to do for people with lower skills.

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Oxford Martin School researchers explore Generative AI’s impact

Researchers from the Oxford Martin School have investigated the potential Generative AI has in transforming work across industries, boosting productivity and democratising innovation.

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New programmes to focus on challenges of Net Zero, AI and critical metals

The Oxford Martin School has launched three new research programmes focussed on solving a diverse set of critical challenges: sourcing the critical metals needed for the energy transition, achieving global Net Zero, and managing the risks of Artificial Intelligence.

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Fossil fuel producers on course to badly overshoot climate targets

More than half of the world’s top fossil fuel producers will badly overshoot climate targets unless they ramp up their decarbonisation actions, according to a new tracking tool.

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COVID-19 travel restrictions came too late to halt spread of Omicron, shows study

Oxford researchers responsible for tracking COVID-19 Alpha and Delta variant transmission across the UK have published their genomic tracing of the Omicron variant concluding that the earliest importation of Omicron into the UK was likely before the variant was identified on 15th November 2021.

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Switzerland, UK and Norway "dangerously unprepared" to keep people cool if global 1.5ºC target is missed

Researchers from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Cooling have predicted the impact of rising temperatures on climate adaptation requirements for cooling on a country-by-country basis if climate targets are missed.

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Autocratic regimes less effective than democracies in responding to COVID-19

Their analysis shows that on average, social capital is approximately 30% higher in democratic societies.

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Damehood for Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland in King’s Birthday Honours

The Director of three Oxford Martin School programmes is one of six members of Oxford University recognised in the 2023 King's Birthday Honours list.

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