The Government is to introduce new legislation to protect millions of users of internet-connected household items from the threat of cyber hacks, forcing manufacturers to tighten up their privacy procedures.
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 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.
Hollywood studio Warner Bros - the company behind classics from Casablanca to The Matrix and Color Purple to Gone with the Wind - is trialling machine learning technology in an effort to predict which movies will turn into box office hits.
The Department for Transport is aiming to improve services for UK bus passengers and get even more consumers to use public transport, with the launch of an open data initiative that aims to provide the public with more detailed information on routes, timetables, real-time location and fares.