Humans Need Not Apply

Visions of a technological utopia in which humans are free of the shackles of work and where purpose-built robots undertake a myriad…

Posted by Caitlin Lambert on April 11th, 2018

Risks and Rewards: The Psychology Behind Loot Box Mechanics

There remains no doubt that 2017 was a year in which the lines between certain video game mechanics and gambling became rather…

Posted by Caitlin Lambert on March 14th, 2018

Are We Moving Away from the Idea of ‘Borderless World’?

A view which emerged in the 1990s, and remains influential to this day, is that with increasing globalisation we are moving towards…

Posted by Events on February 23rd, 2018

Launch of Demos Space

Desks and workspace are now available at Demos Space, a huge warehouse conversion in Shad Thames, curated by…

Posted by Events on February 2nd, 2018

Polly Mackenzie Joins Demos

Demos is twenty five years old but has never been more needed than it is now.

Nations need…

Posted by Events on January 17th, 2018

Into Africa

As the UK looks to enhance its reputation as a ‘global leader in free trade’ after Brexit, the International Trade Secretary, Liam…

Posted by Events on December 21st, 2017

A focus on employers in the new careers strategy is welcome, but we can’t leave disadvantaged children behind

Yesterday, the Government unveiled its long-awaited careers strategy, two years after it was first promised by the former Education Minister Sam Gyimah….

Posted by Events on December 5th, 2017

Following the budget, the case for investment in building homes is stronger than ever

Before the Budget, our Chief Exec and Director, Claudia Wood, warned that the Chancellor’s housing proposals were in danger of being ‘a…

Posted by Events on December 6th, 2017

Demos’ response to the DWP and BEIS Select Committee’s Framework for Modern Employment

The DWP and BEIS Select Committee’s Framework for Modern Employment is a strong statement against the exploitation of some of Britain’s poorest…

Posted by Events on November 20th, 2017

Housing in, social care out? why Wednesday’s budget may be a series of half measures

Housing in, social care out? why Wednesday’s budget may be a series of half measures

It seems that housing will be front…

Posted by Events on November 20th, 2017

Our emotional responses to AI and the danger of a backlash

Rodney Brooks, one of the world’s leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) researchers of the last 20 years, has recently written an article pointing…

Posted by Events on November 7th, 2017

The growing social mission of social housing

At the Conservative Party Conference last month, Demos hosted an event with the social housing provider Orbit regarding their role is helping…

Posted by Events on October 20th, 2017

“Just what do you think you’re doing, Dave?”

When the technology we rely on makes mistakes, what should we do? It feels like a simple question with a simple answer:…

Posted by Events on October 17th, 2017

The secret employability programme on your high street

Graham, who’s in his early 60s, has been unemployed now for over five years. Health problems brought a 15-year career as a…

Posted by Events on October 6th, 2017

Hello, Robot

Last year, Beauty.AI held an online beauty contest, but with a twist: it was “judged by robots”. Beauty.AI was going to be…

Posted by Events on September 22nd, 2017

The Age of the Social Entrepreneur

Writing 20 years ago at Demos, Charles Leadbeater introduced to the mainstream the then-fringe idea of combining business and charitable…

Posted by Events on September 21st, 2017

Still a Long Road Ahead in Fight Against Digital Extremism

With Theresa May speaking at the UN this week, the subject of extremist use of the web is back in the headlines….

Posted by demos on September 20th, 2017

Democracy goes digital

Politics has always been an arena for disagreement and heated arguments, and this sometimes results in insults directed at elected officials –…

Posted by Events on September 15th, 2017

We need to talk about gambling

If there was ever any doubt, the recent publication of statistics by the Gambling Commission reaffirmed the extent to which gambling,…

Posted by Events on September 14th, 2017

Why do we still use cash?

We are using less cash each year. In 2015, cash made up only 45% of payments