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AI and social technology: A force for good in the world of work

With unemployment projected to be over 2 million, adults need quick, easy access to tailored careers information and advice. This article explores how AI and chatbot technology can help smooth the transition, even if AI elsewhere in the market is accelerating job disruption.  Authors: Deirdre Hughes, Chris Percy, Graham Attwell and George Bekiaridis – the team behind CiCi,…
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DMH Associates video entry for the CareerTech Challenge Prize

View the video here. DMH Associates and Pontydsygu video demonstrating why CareerChat should be awarded the CareerTech Prize. This is designed to revolutionise career development policies and practices using AI for adults aged 24-65 years old with low qualifications and low income levels (earning below £35k per annum) working in ‘at risk sectors’.

Learning about Careers: Open data and Labour Market Intelligence

By Graham Attwell and Dr Deirdre Hughes (published November 2018) This article from Attwell and Hughes examines how labour market intelligence and information can be used in the current digital age to better understand the UK labour market. Labour market information (LMI) includes any quantitative or qualitative information on the labour market that can assist labour market agents in…
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Reflections

by John Marsh As an ex-civil servant I have had experience of using and designing IT support systems. In the past the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) employed Advisers whose role included advising jobseekers about the best way of finding work. One system they used was a handheld device/desktop programme which calculated Better Off…
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More ways of understanding the labour market

by Graham Attwell In most countries we have traditionally relied on official labour market agencies for data for understanding the labour market. From an education and training standpoint, that data has not always been ideal – given the main users are economic planners and policy makers – and the data collected is often difficult to…
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AI CareerChat Bot finalist in CareerTech Challenge Prize

by Angela Gerrard The CareerChat (CiCi) consortium, led by DMH Associates was selected as 1 of 20 national finalists within the NESTA CareerTech Challenge Prize, supported by the Department for Education, England. Senior consultant Prof. Graham Attwell explained the innovative chatbot, named CiCi, as a chatbot providing a personalised, guided career journey experience for adults…
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