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Report shows 48% of Northern Ireland jobs at risk of automation
A report has just been published by an influential Think Tank which shows that Northern Ireland is the most vulnerable region in the UK to job losses as a result of automation.
Holiday hunger, and how it might be fixed
With most people feeling well stuffed after Christmas, it is a good time to look at those less fortunate, and how many children in NI rely on healthy lunches they get at school that then disappear over the holidays.
Westminster wants a greater say in NI rights
MPs are growing more confident and strident about taking a lead in rights issues in Northern Ireland. Local people, activists and politicians should take notice – the balance on matters like abortion and gay marriage might be about to tip.
Brexit pitfalls for medical science – and patients - are real, but can be avoided
Scope talks with British Heart Foundation CEO Simon Gillespie about concerns for cardiovascular research in the wake of Brexit - and how UK legislators can avoid harming our world-class research sector and the patients that rely on it.
Small charities and large risk – how scammers can hijack your identity to steal money all over the world
HAPANI is a small organisation based in Belfast that recent found itself an unwilling and unwitting vehicle in an international fraud. They speak to Scope about the need for better protections and how any organisation could fall foul.
The machines are coming – but what does that mean?
What do we want from technology? Specifically, what do we as individuals and a society want – and not want – from artificial intelligence? These questions need to be answered now.
The Revolution has started without us ...
The next industrial revolution is already underway. What used to be in the realm of science fiction is becoming scientific fact.
Life in the shadow of the peace walls
To many Belfast’s peace walls are either an embarrassment or else a macabre visitor attraction. Those who live in their shadows are routinely patronised and often demonised.
Charities: the terrible price of addressing symptoms not causes of social problems
The debate about how to enhance the independence of charities took a new turn this week with a startling intervention from Fiona Weir, chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust.
Lifeline: the fall out
It has often been claimed that charities fail to speak out on important policy issues for fear of losing funding
The Funding Revolution that gives power to the people
Participatory Budgeting (PB) is an idea whose time has come. Scope examines the model giving communities more power over spending.
The writing class that transforms lives
Young people who leave school with no qualifications are often written off by the rest of society. Scope explores a project that reveals amazing untapped potential.
The biggest missed opportunity for NI's 3rd Sector
There has been much coverage of the impact of no government on the sector. To date it has not featured what is surely the biggest lost opportunity of all.
Kids Company. It couldn't happen here. Could it?
The Insolvency Service is seeking to ban the former trustees of Kids Company from holding directorships for up to six years. It couldn’t happen here. Could it?