At the Northernlands festival hosted by ODI Leeds, Danielle Knight of Superflux explained that her company works in the futures field, and looks at the possible worlds that could be created from our current starting point. Toni Sekinah ponders what this could mean for physical virtual assistants and how we could inject our personalities into them.
Dr Rebecca Pope of KPMG UK, gave her views at a recent panel debate on automation in healthcare and IBM Watson. She also stated which country she thinks will win the global race to have the best and brightest brains to program the AI of the future. Toni Sekinah reports.
DataIQ has partnered up with Tech Nation UK to find out what takes place when interrogating a dataset to find insights. In entry number two, Diana Akanho takes us through the second stage of a data analysis and presentation project, with a recap of the planning stage and an explanation of the doing stage.
Can data be utilised to improve and even turn around this sorry state of high street shopping affairs? Perhaps. According to three experts, this can happen if physical retailers make of the most of the advantage they have over online-only retailers. Toni Sekinah reports.
Data science and analytics company Alteryx launched the Women of Analytics series of events three years ago to coincide with Women’s History Month. Olivia Duane Adams of Alteryx tells Toni Sekinah about the origins of the initiative and the changes she has seen in the field of analytics throughout the years.
The UK is at the top of the European pack in terms of being prepared to make the most of artificial intelligence in the future. This is according to an index compiled by Oxford Insights and commissioned by Canada’s International Development Research Centre. Toni Sekinah reports.
To celebrate the launch of the Tech Nation Report 2019, a group of start-up founders plus one investor were brought together to discuss the state of the UK tech sector on the international stage. During the discussion, issues surrounding data, privacy, regulation and automation arose as well.
Presenter and writer Timandra Harkness has reverse engineered an acronym to explain big data to the wider public who may be unfamiliar with the concept. She told an audience which words beginning with A, D and T could serve to spell out the meaning of big data, as well as some charming anecdotes about Sir Alan Turing that she came across while researching her new book.
Tola Alade is a mathematician who found her calling to be a data scientist while working to fund her travels in Australia. She tells Toni Sekinah how she was intrigued by and drawn to the profession after talking to a data professional she was trying to headhunt.
May was the month of greater scrutiny of automated facial recognition with heightened social media awareness of a police facial recognition trial, a citizen taking the police to court over distress caused by this type of technology and a congressional hearing in the US highlighting the problems of applying AI facial recognition to law enforcement.