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On Monday January 2, I had a blast being a guest co-presenter on the For Immediate Release (FIR) podcast episode 68 with Shel Holtz, CC Chapman and Dan York. Over the course of a lively 97 minutes – FIR podcasts always go for the long listen – we…
Artificial intelligence and more are on the minds of CC Chapman, Neville Hobson, Dan York and Shel Holtz in the first episode of the FIR podcast of 2017
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One of the things I like most about The Fourth Transformation, the new book from Shel Israel and Robert Scoble published in December 2016 that I just finished reading, is the way in which it will help you to join up the dots and begin to understand the…
One of the things I like most about The Fourth Transformation, the new book from Shel Israel and Robert Scoble published in December 2016 that I just finished reading, is the way in which it will help you to join up the dots and begin to understand the fundamental, disruptive and accelerating changes we already …
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The common, and recurring, view of the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence research is that sentient and intelligent machines are just on the horizon. Machines understand verbal commands, distinguish pictures, drive cars and play games better…
AI machines understand verbal commands, distinguish pictures, drive cars and play games better than us. How much longer can it be before they walk among us?
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The Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR) has begun a call for entries for the 2017 Excellence in New Communications Awards. The winning case studies will be published by The Conference Board and winners will be honoured…
Awards honour excellence in the use of digital, social, and mobile technologies across business, media, health, law, culture and society
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Get set for increased automation and bot use in public relations, says Toby Daniels, founder of Social Media Week, in an interview with PR Week magazine. He says: The most significant thing that will happen in the next 12 to 24 months, particularly for…
Get set for increased automation and bot use in public relations, says Toby Daniels, founder of Social Media Week, in an interview with PR Week magazine. He says: The most significant thing that will happen in the next 12 to 24 months, particularly for PR, is the automation of communication – where bots and chatbots …
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WhatsApp has been getting a bit of stick this past week with news of changes to its terms and privacy policy that will allow the messaging service to share your usage behaviours and other data with Facebook. […] by coordinating more with Facebook, we’ll…
What a kerfuffle! But is it one in a teacup? That depends on your point of view, and how much you trust WhatsApp and Facebook
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It was a sheer delight to be on an episode of the +For Immediate Release podcast again. A great discussion with +Shel Holtz +C.C. Chapman +Dan York. As Shel notes in the intro, this episode marks the beginning of the 13th year of FIR podcasts. Quite a journey!

Artificial Intelligence is on the panel's mind -- among other things -- as C.C. Chapman, Neville Hobson, and Dan York join Shel Holtz for the first episode of 2017 and the beginning of our 13th consecutive year of podcasting. Our conversation covered the impact of a second consecutive presidential administration planning an arm's-length relationship with the press while employing social media more to communicate directly with the public; business...
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The anthropologist explains why being scared about AI has more to do with our fear of each other than killer robots
Does being scared about AI have more to do with our fear of each other than robots? An anxiety about AI and what it says about us?
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When the topic of artificial intelligence and cars gets discussed – it’s a topic of frequent discussion online these days – it’s often in the single context of self-driving cars. While Google is a lead in many discussions about self-driving…
While self-driving cars may not yet get mainstream attention, there is plenty of AI innovation we will see between now and 2025 that will seem eye-popping
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Designed with strong technical expertise and high intelligence, it’s not so far-fetched that the robots of the future could outperform human managers
Designed with strong technical expertise and high intelligence, it’s not so far-fetched that the robots of the future could outperform human managers
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If we can have robot managers why do we need human employees, not robot employees?
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The myriad sensors which offer so many opportunities for information collection also gather private data. Can a balance be struck between the two?
The myriad sensors which offer so many opportunities for information collection also gather private data. Can a balance be struck between the two?
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It may sound like science fiction but tech that identifies VIP shoppers could soon be used for customer loyalty schemes
It may sound like science fiction but tech that identifies VIP shoppers could soon be used for customer loyalty schemes
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Communicator, blogger and podcaster. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects.
Introduction

In January 2016, I joined IBM as a Senior Business Consultant based in London. I'm part of IBM Social Consulting, a global team located in the UK, USA, Japan and Australia.

I'm an entrepreneurial business communications professional with a curiosity for tech and how people use it (or don't). An early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. A blogger and podcaster. Co-founder of the FIR Podcast Network. Extensive public speaking on communication, digital media, social business and issues related to organizations, people and behaviours.

[ More: http://www.nevillehobson.com/about/ ]

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Online since '89. And here on G+ when it was called Google Buzz :)
Education
  • In Germany, UK, Hong Kong, India, the World Wide Web
    Formal education in geographies, the really cool stuff online.
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Business Communicator
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Digital communication, social business, public relations
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  • IBM
    Senior Business Consultant, 2016 - present
  • NevilleHobson.com
    Communicator, 2004 - 2015
  • For Immediate Release
    Co-Host, 2004 - 2015
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The days when you heard about a company's plans for a stock market flotation via a newspaper report or a TV or radio news item are now so mu

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The advent of mobile devices - especially tablets - has changed people's behaviours in how we access, consume and share information across m

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Of two new Google+ features announced yesterday by Google - authorship attribution and embedding posts - the latter caught my imagination st

The Hobson and Holtz Report - Podcast #720: September 9, 2013
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Intro: FIR Interview with Craig Jolley on marketing automation is up, FIR Book Review coming from Michael Procopio and Chris Muccio; we're r

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Starting today, Google+ users will be able to embed their posts anywhere on the web. The new feature provides its users with the code needed