Three-fifths (60%) of UK companies are already using artificial intelligence, or plan to start using it in the next 12 months, with over a third (37%) using AI to drive business objectives, provide more efficiency and reduce cost.
Up to 10.5 million jobs in the UK - equivalent to 30% of the workforce - are under threat from the rise of automation. But while middle-tier workers are most at risk those with data skills, and those who are willing to retrain to achieve them, could stave off the rise of the machines.
The UK is ramping up its commitment to developing the latest artificial intelligence technologies through a new partnership between the Government and industry which will see an investment of £370 million over the next five years aimed at delivering 2,700 new PhD places in biosciences and AI.
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.