In 1950, computer scientists Alan Turing developed a way of testing a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour, equivalent to humans. Since the Turing Test was first used, the world has become fixated on the possibility that, one day, a computer could function like a human being.

Bsria has welcomed the government White Paper on Housing setting out the government’s preferred strategy in tackling the country’s housing crisis. As described in the White Paper, 225,000 to 275,000 (or more) new homes per year will be needed to keep up with population growth and years of under-supply. That could translate into almost one million new homes built by 2020. 

Emma Drackford, of Electrical Safety First, said: “We welcome the government’s commitment to consider mandatory electrical safety checks for rented properties. With a higher proportion of households entering the private rented sector, we strongly argue the need to provide regular electrical safety checks for all tenants throughout England. We know that electrical hazards pose a very real threat to tenants; for example, reports from London Fire Brigade show that electrical fires as a proportion are increasing in the capital.

Hudson Contract is celebrating having helped more than 80 apprentices begin a career in construction with its ground-breaking Apprentice Sponsorship Scheme. The professional workplace construction audit and contract solutions provider is dedicated to investing in the future of construction. Now, it is encouraging other firms to host similar schemes to help address the skills shortage in the industry.

The struggle to recruit skilled workers is a recurring concern within the UK manufacturing industry. Earlier this year an EEF report revealed three-quarters of manufacturers have struggled to recruit skilled workers in the last three years. This doesn’t reflect the situation at Fanuc UK, who receives in excess of 50 applications for every vacancy and over 30 for most apprenticeship posts advertised, said Andy Armstrong, UK sales and marketing manager.

As part of its commitment to supporting the next generation of electricians and inspiring others to take up electrical apprenticeships, Martindale Electric was delighted to sponsor this year’s SkillElectric 2016, the electrical industry’s skills competition.

Appointment of UK & European Managing Director

The LED Group is pleased to announce the recent promotion of John Humphery to UK & European Managing Director

In his new position, John will draw on his extensive sales and marketing experience to bring fresh energy and a harmonised approach to our European business.

Napit has announced after successful trials in 2016 the Napit Keep Busy Scheme, powered by Quotatis, has been launched nationwide, exclusively for Napit members.

Morgan Sindall Professional Services (MSPS) and its sister business Underground Professional Services (UnPS) is near to completing the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for a 22 kilometre underground cable tunnel for National Grid, one of the most technically challenging projects of its type ever proposed.

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