The Government is being urged to ramp up the adoption of technology in schools, for both teachers and pupils alike, on the back of a new study which shows nearly half of all schools have low levels of digital proficiency and are not tapping into the benefits tech can bring to the learning process.
The vast majority of business chiefs around the world are out of touch with what it takes to lead effectively and for their businesses to stay competitive in the digital economy, with reliance on antiquated leadership approaches undermining organisational performance.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has published its Age Appropriate Design Code – a set of 15 standards designed to protect children’s privacy online - that carry GDPR-style penalties for serious breaches.
The man who spearheads Google - a company which has spent hundreds of millions of dollars, if not billions, developing artificial intelligence systems - has joined calls for AI regulation, although perhaps unsurprisingly has demanded "a sensible approach".
The quest to find and recruit data professionals shows no sign of easing in London with new figures showing data roles are growing faster than any other profession, up 92% in the past 12 months alone, despite a year which was dominated by Brexit-related political and economic uncertainty.
Five months after opening up a data platform which details the capital’s cycle lanes and places to park, Transport for London has started to use artificial intelligence in planning a raft of new cycle routes around the city.
City of Edinburgh Council is planning to put digital and data technology at the heart of its new mobility and transport plan as it seeks a more environmentally friendly approach to travelling around the city.
Speculation over who will succeed Daniel Craig as the next James Bond may have been rife for months, but back in the real world it seems that 007 is becoming obsolete as MI5 kicks off a major recruitment drive to build an army of data and behavioural scientists to combat terrorist threats.
The London Datastore, the online platform set up in 2010 as a data-sharing resource to help tackle issues such as road congestion and air quality, must increase the variety and volume of information available to ensure it is fit for purpose for the next decade and beyond.