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    Foreign...  more
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Recent Blog Entries

  • October 3, 2018
    Posted by Tony Clack
    Grateful for any comments on this short paper which can be viewed at http://www.probably42.net/documents/2/45/meritocratic-capitalism. Meritocratic Capitalism is about rewarding organisational merit for the benefit of society. We believe Meritocratic Capitalism (MC), when applied to organisations,...
  • We've recently updated the Ideas Manifesto which collects together the best ideas published on Probably 42 into a coherent document which addresses 10 Top Issues of our time. You can view it at http://www.probably42.net/documents/2/38/a-manifesto-of-ideas-for-our-future-society-in-the-21st-century ...
  • At the end of 2017 we provided input to the House of Lords select committee on Artificial Intelligence. You can see what we had to say at http://www.probably42.net/documents/1/15/submission-to-the-lords-select-committee-on-artificial-intelligence
  • July 18, 2018
    Posted by # Probably42
    Rather than publish Ideas as Ideas blogs, we have published them for the moment under the Proposals section as a series of Ideas documents. You can see the wide range of these by browsing the Proposals section. If you want to publish your own Idea you can do it either as an Ideas blog here or as an...
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  • Artificial Intelligence
    Posted by # Probably42 Oct 9

    Take a look at our latest ‘Considered Document’: 
    'Artificial Intelligence - Managing The Future'.

     

    We look at how we accelerate the benefits of AI, how we avoid or mitigate the downsides, how society is likely to be impacted and how Government, Organisations and Society need to adapt to ensure a good future for us and for our children and grandchildren.

  • Bouncing Back
    Posted by # Probably42 Sep 18

    Take a look at our recent ‘Considered Document’ on Bouncing back after covid-19, bringing together ideas from our Probably42 Discussion Groups.   

    You’ll find a mix of some 32 short-term and long-term ideas, including one also addressing the longstanding UK productivity problem.

  • Manifesto of Ideas
    Posted by # Probably42 Jun 20

    The Manifesto of Ideas collects together our best ideas from the various P42 inputs. We've just produced a substantially enhanced new version and a short summary of it. If you are new to Probably42 this is a good place to start.

     

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  • Some interesting points there Chris. Will you be joining our discussions?
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  • # Probably42
    # Probably42 created a new document:
    This is the output of Probably42 Discussion Group Deep Thought, on the topic of: Foreign Affairs and the UK’s Future Role in the World.It will be one of the inputs to a 'Considered Document' on the subject to be produced later this month.
    • Nov 20
  • Keith Hill
    Keith HillBobson Mansaray: Hello Bobson, a belated welcome to Probably 42. We hope you enjoy being a member. As you probably know you can be take part as much or as little as you choose. You will receive a Newsletter every month keeping you informed of our activities, discussion...  more
    • Nov 10
  • Keith Hill
    Keith HillDavid Reilly: Hello David, a belated welcome to Probably42. Your interests are very much in line with a key part of P42's philosophy. I would like to invite you to join the Zero Gravity Group that I lead, it is principally for people outside the Reading area where P42...  more
    • Nov 10
    • Keith Hill
      David Reilly keith, I am going to have to delcine right now because I have too much going on to make a constructive contribution, thanks for thinking of me, David
      • Nov 10
    • Keith Hill
      Keith Hill That's not a problem David. I should say though that as a member you don't have to contribute, it just makes it easier to keep you up to date.
      • Nov 10
  • # Probably42
    # Probably42 created a new document:
    This is a considered proposal document based on the outputs of Probaby42 Groups Deep Thought and Zero Gravity. It supercedes the output documents of those groups on this site. The topic is Law and Order - Root causes, symptoms and treatment...
    • Nov 10
  • Keith Hill
    Keith HillZero Gravity: The Output of our October discussion on Law and Order can be found here http://probably42.net/documents/133/99/law-and-order-2020-output-zero-gravity
    • Nov 10
  • Keith Hill
    Keith Hill created a new document:
    This document is the Output of the Zero Gravity Group on the subject of: Law and Order - Root causes, symptoms and treatment of criminal behaviour
    • Nov 10
  • # Probably42
    # Probably42 created a new document:
    This document is the Output of the Deep Thought Group on the subject of: Law and Order - Root causes, symptoms and treatment of criminal behaviour
    • Nov 9
  • Keith Hill
    Keith Hill created a new document:
    This output from the ZG Discussion Group has now been fed into and replaced by the Probably42 'Considered Document' on the subject which can be found at:  http://www.probably42.net/documents/1/90/environment-agriculture-fisheries-and-food 
    • Oct 14
  • David Sinclair
    David SinclairDavid Reilly: Hi David. Welcome to P42. I'm that you'll enjoy your time with us and that you'll find it stimulating. I certainly do, so I hope you experience the same.
    • Oct 6
  • Tony Clack
    Tony ClackDavid Reilly: Hi David, I've just posted our 'Considered Document' on AI. It's viewable under the Ideas tab and you'll see it's top of the list. Hope you find time to take a look. Tony
    • Oct 6
  • # Probably42
    # Probably42 created a new document:
    This is Issue 10 of our 'Considered Document' on the subject of Artificial Intelligence. It takes account of Probably42 discussions on the topic and also updates the recommendations our submission to the House of Lords Select Committee on the subject 3 ye...
    • Oct 6
  • # Probably42
    # Probably42David Reilly: Hi David, welcome to Probably42. Hope you find it interesting and enjoyable. Your timing is good given your interest in Artificial Intelligence. We have just had discussions on the subject by our Deep Thought and Zero Gravity Groups and later today I'll...  more
    • Oct 6
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      David Reilly Hi Tony, thanks for your welcome, look forward to seeing the discussion, regards David
      • Oct 6
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  • Tony Clack
    Tony Clack created a new document:
    This document is the output of the Probably42 Discussion Group Deep Thought on the subject of Artificial Intelligence. It is the forerunner of a 'Considered Document' on the subject.
    • Sep 29