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Companies are growing increasingly wary of the negativity surrounding the rise of artificial intelligence by conducting ethics training among technologists to review how they use the new technology.
The Scottish Government is ramping up its campaign to make the country a serious rival to Silicon Valley by committing an extra £13.5 million to The Data Lab, the innovation centre which helps industry capitalise on the growing use of data science and artificial intelligence.
Innovate UK, the non-departmental public body which reports to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, is funding a new project which aims to use data science to boost the discovery of new medical treatments.
Nationwide Building Society has committed to invest another £1.3 billion in tech to help simplify operations, as part of plans to drive forward digital, data and analytic strategies in a move which will bring its total tech investment to a massive £4.1 billion over the next five years.
Up to 75 million current job roles may be displaced by machines by 2022 but for those working in data and marketing, the only way is up according to a new report which shows these professions will be among the main winners of an expected 133 million new jobs to emerge at the same time.
Over three months after GDPR came into force, the vast majority of firms have been found wanting when it comes to giving consumers access to the information that is held on them, with 70% of businesses worldwide failing to meet the 30-day deadline even though others responded within a single day.

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When it comes to technology, manufacturers are not just thinking about robotics - 28% predict big data analytics, including customer insight, will play a bigger part in the next three years, according to a new survey. Toni Sekinah reports.
Canon Medical Research has been given £140,000 to develop a prototype that combines artificial intelligence and medical imaging to improve the assessment of one of the most difficult cancers. Toni Sekinah reports.
If artificial intelligence were to be called intelligent assistance instead, fewer people would fear it, but also fewer investors would fund it. This was one of the statements made by Dr Hannah Fry at the Royal Society of Arts. Toni Sekinah reports.
Everybody who has ever read a privacy notice will know how turgid the language can be. In addition, they can be as long as dissertations. But a new website has been set up to help people better understand the privacy policies of financial services companies. Data Rights Finder was created through a collaboration of Open Rights Group and Projects by IF. Toni Sekinah reports.
In the wake of GDPR, California has rapidly introduced new data privacy laws in the form of the CCPA. As the homeland of the very tech giants which the Regulation was aimed at, this might seem remarkable. But as NetApp's Elizabeth O’Callahan told DataIQ, the new Act may not be as challenging.