The Scottish government has selected the Data Lab to lead the development of a new national strategy on artificial intelligence, designed to unlock an additional £13 billion in economic output and drive the use of the technology to improve consumers’ well-being across the country.
More than two-fifths (45%) of UK consumers remain unconvinced that new technology is being governed well enough, especially when it comes to their personal data, yet it seems very few actually bother to read the online terms and conditions on how their information is being used.
Transport for London is turning to data science in an effort to tackle the capital’s gridlocked road network, as part of plans to predict what impact roadworks, congestion and other unplanned events will have on the streets of London.
Tech developers are so obsessed with ensuring artificial intelligence projects are accurate and successful that they are sacrificing security, privacy and ethics when modelling their machine learning solutions.
BT is ramping up its commitment to boost to digital skills education with a new programme that which aims to provide training to 10 million British citizens and plug an estimated £63bn annual impact on the UK’s competitiveness.
The Office for Students (OfS) - the regulator and competition authority for the higher education sector in England - is offering £13 million in funding to universities and other higher education providers to develop postgraduate courses designed to boost the take up of artificial intelligence and data science skills.
The Institute of Coding - the body which is funded by the Government to the tune of £20 million - is launching a new campaign which aims to tackle stereotypes in the digital industry following a study which shows many youngsters are put off taking up careers in the sector by a perceived lack of diversity and inclusion.
Further evidence has emerged of how geospatial data is being used to help tackle environmental issues after the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed it is set to launch a nationwide project using satellite data to map disease outbreaks among ash and oak trees.
The British Heart Foundation is joining forces with Health Data Research UK to open a £10 million BHF Data Science Centre, aimed at delivering the data science needed to address some of the most pressing challenges in heart and circulatory health research.
Just 24 hours after a report predicted that artificial intelligence will create 133 million new jobs worldwide, it has emerged that UK workers are perhaps not quite so keen on the rise of the machines after all, amid claims that some staff are deliberately “sabotaging” robots in their workplaces over fears they will push them out of their jobs.