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.
BT is ramping up its commitment to boost to digital skills education with a new programme that which aims to provide training to 10 million British citizens and plug an estimated £63bn annual impact on the UK’s competitiveness.
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.
The Institute of Coding - the body which is funded by the Government to the tune of £20 million - is launching a new campaign which aims to tackle stereotypes in the digital industry following a study which shows many youngsters are put off taking up careers in the sector by a perceived lack of diversity and inclusion.
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.
DMA Talent, a division of the recently rebranded Data & Marketing Association, is aiming to boost the employment prospects of neurodiverse people in the marketing industry by publishing new guidance for employers, featuring best-practice advice and case studies, to increase their understanding of the issue.
The Institute of Coding (IoC), the government-funded national consortium of 25 universities and over 60 organisations, has witnessed a 360% increase in students signing up to its digital skills courses since January, with more than 22,000 students now on board.
The Tech She Can Charter - an initiative set up by PwC to attract more women into the UK technology industry - has made free lesson plans available for all UK schools in a bid to increase diversity in the sector and boost interest in STEM-related professions.