New graduates looking for their first job in the data industry could struggle to get their foot in the door at many businesses after it has been revealed that most firms put practical skills ahead of academic qualifications in their recruitment process.
Projects aimed at improving online housing repair services, making websites for planning applications easier to use, and giving residents smoother methods of online payment are among six schemes which have been awarded funding of more than £750,000 from the Local Digital Fund.
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.
The Data Literacy Project - aimed at strengthening skills among the workforce and forge a society “fluent in data” - might have attracted some big industry brands but the vast majority of data scientists are still concerned about the lack of data literacy in the UK.
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.
The Government is offering organisations the chance to apply for a share of £3.5 million in funding to speed up the use of artificial intelligence and data technologies in accountancy, insurance and legal services.