UK consumers are growing increasingly concerned over how companies - and the Government for that matter - protect their sensitive personal data, with two-fifths (41%) believing firms should do more and over a quarter insisting there is currently not enough state support for data security and cyber-protection.
The Government has appointed a panel of leading industry and academic experts - from top universities as well as from brands such as Mastercard, Ocado and Amazon - to its artificial intelligence council.
Sports footwear and clothing giant Nike has embraced data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence and recommendation algorithms to launch a new digital shoe measurement tool which it claims will not only be far more accurate than anything else on the market, it will also improve performance and slash the firm’s costs.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has secured a deal with social charity Good Things Foundation as part of plans to help people without digital skills to complete the "digital first" Census in England and Wales, taking place in 2021.
This year’s entries for the DataIQ Awards were stronger than ever, giving the judges a hard task in choosing winners from among the 100-strong shortlist. With 63 major brands in contention, the competition for one of these coveted awards is tough.
Anyone in any doubt about the rise of the data industry need look no further than a new report by the Royal Society which shows that demand for data scientists and data engineers has more than tripled (up 231%) over five years.