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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. Earlier this month, the European Commission revealed plans to set up an expert group to develop guidelines around the development of AI and the ethical questions the technology raises.
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.
EU policy makers and member states are facing calls for an urgent review of the current ePrivacy Regulation draft to ensure that the final text provides the right balance between protecting individuals’ privacy and continued economic development across Europe.
Retailers aiming to embrace new technology to boost both online and offline sales are facing a difficult balancing act between personalisation and privacy, according to a new study.
Retailers are planning to embrace a raft of data-driven technologies to turnaround their struggling high street operations as well as boost their online efforts, with artificial intelligence and data analytics set to play a crucial role in their revival strategies.
Companies have been struggling with the plight of dirty data for years but, despite increased scrutiny around data privacy, two-fifths (42%) of firms' total data environments have not been modified for between three and seven years.
Data may be increasingly crucial to the majority of organisations - with 80% claiming they are unable to function without their data sources and 25% totally reliant on data in daily operations and decision-making - but a third of business leaders are still failing to recognise its importance.
The Information Commissioner is urging organisations to be more transparent with consumers' personal details, after a survey revealed trust and confidence in how organisations handle personal data is still low, despite an improvement across sectors.
The NHS has been singled out as the leading light in the UK's aim to become a world leader in artificial intelligence, with a new study showing that more than half of British consumers would be happy to share their personal data with the health service if it led to an improved service.
The Department for Transport is backing a new data-led initiative to tackle roadworks - the scourge of every motorist up and down the country - by investing up to £10 million in a new scheme that will provide real-time information on the current state of British roads.
The European Commission is planning to set up an expert group to develop guidelines around the development of artificial intelligence and the ethical questions the technology raises.
Prime Minister Theresa May has secured a series of Innovation Partnerships between the UK and Africa intended to strengthen UK ties with the region and tap into African countries with growing tech sectors.
The Institute of Coding (IoC) - a publicly-funded body bringing together more than 60 organisations and 25 universities - is inviting groups to apply for a portion of a £2.3 million funding initiative aimed at tackling the skills shortage the UK faces.
GDPR might still be vexing business leaders across the UK but the Information Commissioner's Office has now upped the ante for the education sector too after publishing a new guide for students on demanding more information about their exam results.
The Government is launching a new scheme designed to encourage people from under-represented groups to become tomorrow's tech stars as part of a push to improve diversity in the digital economy and address local skills shortages.
Companies are increasing their spend on laying the foundations for an enterprise-wide digital twin, linking big data and artificial intelligence, to fuel their digital transformations.
The UK Government is aiming to embrace digital services and data science techniques as part of a new plan to build Britain's export market, according to a new strategy published this week.
Three UK universities have been recognised as Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research in a move that the Government insists highlights the country is leading the way in cyber security skills.
The UK will need a skills revolution to avoid millions of people becoming "technologically unemployed" as the rise of artificial intelligence makes many jobs obsolete.

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