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.
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.
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.
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.
The uptake of artificial intelligence will drastically change the UK job market, with up to a third of jobs being automated or likely to change as a result of the emergence of the technology, but those skilled in data management, capture and integration will be the main beneficiaries.
Tech Nation, the network for tech entrepreneurs which receives both public and private funding, has revealed the first 29 businesses to join its Applied AI growth programme, which aims to support AI innovators who are making a positive and tangible impact on society at a crucial stage of their development.
Macmillan Cancer Support is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to get consumers to join its World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event - the charity’s signature fundraiser - by using artificial intelligence to drive sign ups.
Businesses’ widescale adoption of artificial intelligence has sparked fears that the machines could soon render many jobs redundant, however, it seems that most employees are following comedian Catherine Tate’s catchphrase "am I bovvered?"
The Government is investigating the potential of matching geospatial data with emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) to tackle issues from transport in cities to smart energy strategies.