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.
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.
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.
Artificial intelligence has been hailed as the saviour of everything from marketing and financial services to healthcare and education but Swedish ferry operator Stena Line is now embracing the technology in a drive to become more environmentally friendly.
Artificial intelligence-related courses have emerged as the most popular in the UK this year, with Stanford University’s online machine learning course topping the charts, followed by courses such as AI for Everyone, Introduction to TensorFlow, and Programming for Everybody.
The NHS may have been at the heart of the General Election debate but it is already attempting to alleviate the pressure on its workforce through the widescale adoption of artificial intelligence and robotics to change the way health professionals care for patients, diagnose illnesses and manage paperwork.
Data science, data protection and tech jobs are dominating the UK recruitment market, according to an analysis of LinkedIn users’ profiles, with artificial intelligence and machine learning roles leading the way.
The Data Lab, Scotland’s innovation centre for data science which was recently appointed to lead the development of a new national strategy on artificial intelligence, has strengthened its governance board with the appointment of five new members from industry.