Researchers at Leibinz University in Hannover are creating an artificial nervous system, making it easier for robots to work side-by-side with humans. Experts predict that relationships between robots and humans may soon become common-place, so Robert Van Egghen spoke to Julie Carpenter, a roboticist from the University of Washington, about the future for human-robot relationships.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is holding its next ministerial meeting on Thursday in Vienna. Some analysts expect OPEC members to constrain supplies and raise the world price of oil, but others aren't expecting much to change at all. So what can we expect? Matt Cox has been speaking to Kevin Baxter, Global Commodities Spot News Editor at the Wall Street Journal, to find out.
As we all know, property in London is not cheap, but where, if anywhere, is there still value to be had and will prices keep on rising? Well to answer that and other questions The London Valuation Report launches next week from property investment firm IP Global. It looks at how property in London has performed compared to other assets and against other global cities and to get a peek into its contents Steve Clarke is joined on Investment Perspectives by Hamish Pound from IP Global.
In this week's edition of Share Radio's Book Review, guest presenter Steve Clarke is joined by Sir Howard Davies, to discuss his book: 'Can Financial Markets be Controlled?'
As an economist, a former Chair of the UK Airports Commission, a former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and having served as the first Chairman of the Financial Services Authority, he has seen & studied the UK & international markets and joins us in studio.
Two lonely London mothers who craved adult conversation have created a location-based app for mums with children of the same age to meet up. More than 5,000 London mothers signed up to the free app in the first few weeks. The founders of the app, Katie Massie Taylor & Sarah Hesz, joined Georgie to discuss why the app was created and how it impacts mothers’ lives.
Challenger banks were hailed as the answer to the UK's troubled banking industry, forcing competition and making existing providers work harder to keep and win customers. These so-called challenger banks are keen to break into the market, to shake it up in a similar manner to the way we've seen small energy firms take on the 'big six' power companies. One of them is POCKIT, and their CEO and Founder, Virraj Jatania, joined Georgie to explain how they can break into the banks' top four.
Do grandparents have any right to paid or unpaid leave to spend time with their grandchildren? In the last budget Chancellor George Osborne announced the first consultation on the extension of shared parental leave to grandparents - so what does this mean? To go through it, Georgie is joined by our regular guest Beverley Sunderland, Director of Crossland Employment Solicitors.
Sara Benwell, digital editor for Pensions Insight and Engaged Investor magazines, joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, Volkswagen pre-tax profits have fallen, a government inquiry will look into occupational pension schemes, EasyJet to introduce a cut-off point and much more. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.