Gender Diversity in AI Research


Lack of gender diversity in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) workforce is raising growing concerns, but the evidence base about this problem has until now been based on statistics about the workforce of large technology companies or submissions to a small number of prestigious conferences.

Future of Mobility


This report looks out to 2040. It looks at the whole transport system – considering the users and goods. It considers new opportunities and the implications of current trends. It builds four plausible future worlds to help decision makers think about the future.

Artificial Intelligence Research in Northern Ireland


This Matrix report suggests that the right components are in place to establish an Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence in Northern Ireland. Working with The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s National Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Matrix commissioned this report on Northern Ireland’s AI capabilities and the case for the establishment of a new AI Centre of Excellence here.

The Four Futures of Work


The RSA’s Future Work Centre has published research that models four ‘futures of work’ by 2035 - and shows how politicians may not be up to speed on what’s going on.

The Future of Jobs 2018


Workforce transformations are no longer an aspect of the distant future. As shown in the five-year outlook of this report, these transformations are a feature of today’s workplaces and people’s current livelihoods and are set to continue in the near term.

AI​ ​Now​ ​2018 ​Report


Building on the inaugural 2016 report, The AI Now 2018 Report addresses the most recent scholarly literature in order to raise critical social questions that will shape our present and near future.

Improving the management of digital government


This report draws on 30 interviews with senior digital and policy officials across Whitehall and the public sector, and vendors to government. It focuses on the role of the Government Digital Service (GDS) in creating a framework for digital government that is successful, and assesses how GDS is performing in that role.

Measuring the UK’s Digital Economy with Big Data


It is clear we need a new way of measuring the economy and that is what is presented in this report by the National Institute for Economic and Social Research, based on the pioneering big data techniques of Growth Intelligence, a UK company who specialise in tracking and measuring the economic activities of companies.

Machine learning: the power and promise of computers that learn by example


What is the potential of machine learning over the next 5-10 years? And how can we develop this technology in a way that benefits everyone? The Royal Society’s machine learning project has been investigating these questions, and this report sets out the actions needed to maintain the UK’s role in advancing this technology while ensuring careful stewardship of its development.

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and Their Impact on the Workplace


Artificial intelligence (AI) will have a fundamental impact on the global labour market in the next few years. By way of some examples, the authors show how AI will change the world of work fundamentally. In addition to companies, employees, lawyers and society, educational systems and legislators are also facing the task of meeting the new challenges that result from constantly advancing technology.

The 2016 Digital ICT Report


The Northern Ireland Digital ICT sector comprises over 1,200 companies, over 100 of which are international businesses such as Allstate, SAP, Citi and Cybersource. The sector offers particular strength in its software engineering expertise and has clusters in mobile telecoms, financial software, information management, cyber security and connected health.

Eight Great Technologies


In this 2013 paper, David Willetts makes an important contribution to this debate – setting out eight great technologies in which Britain is or can be global leaders.

The 2008 ICT Report


This MATRIX foresight panel reviewed current research in the ICT sector at a local, national and international level. Based on current trends, three areas where Northern Ireland has the potential to make significant advances, achieve global leadership and establish new platforms of growth that would have high commercial impact were identified.