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The Government has awarded £13 million in funding to a raft of new technology projects - including one which uses artificial intelligence to combat fraud - as part of a drive to transform the accountancy, insurance and legal services industries. With insurance fraud costing the UK £3 billion in 2017, the main AI project is being developed by Intelligent Voice, Strenuus and the University of East London. It will use algorithms and voice recognition technology to detect and interpret emotion and linguistics to assess the credibility of insurance claims.
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has insisted that her office should play a central role in any future regulation of social media and tech giants, branding MPs’ calls for new legislation a “knee-jerk reaction”.
Seven in 10 businesses are struggling to unlock data's true potential because of a lack of control, leaving many with untrusted data that undermines innovation and customer interactions.
UK firms have tackled their fears over GDPR, and are finally recognising that data regulation can have a positive affect on their business.
Companies are increasingly recognising the need to innovate but are being held back by tight resources and strong internal resistance - and in many cases the fear of failure.
Schools minister Nick Gibb has called on teachers and parents to challenge and dispel misconceptions some girls have about the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects after new data shows boys are still more likely to study the subjects.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook's call for the US to introduce GDPR-style legislation is gaining momentum among the technology giants, with Cisco and Microsoft the latest firms urging the US to follow in the footsteps of the European Union.
The Information Commissioner's Office has warned companies that they risk a day in court if they fail to respect consumers' legal right to access the personal information that is held on them.
The Government has unlocked an £18 million fund for a raft of projects designed to transform the construction industry, including a scheme which will explore how artificial intelligence can better predict and plan building projects and avoid possible delays.
More than 59,000 data breaches have been reported to regulators across Europe since GDPR came into force last May, with the UK in the top three - behind Netherlands and Germany - when it comes the most reported breaches.
The Information Commissioner's Office is hunting 10 organisations to take part in the test phase of its new regulatory sandbox which aims to promote "data protection by design".
The UK is to pilot what it claims will be the world’s first "data trust" programme aimed at tackling global issues such as illegal wildlife poaching and food waste.
Artificial intelligence and cloud services are the joint highest-ranking resources that British employees would most like to see in their daily working lives, with many predicting that these technologies would help them to improve productivity.
Business chiefs may have high expectations for artificial intelligence but only half of companies have policies in place to identify and address the ethical considerations of the technology.
The Geospatial Commission is to work with local authorities across the Midlands to build a new digital map which will identify the best investment and regeneration opportunities across the area.
London has been hailed as the most attractive destination for European technology investment, driven by backing for artificial intelligence and fintech ventures.
Claims that the rise of artificial intelligence will lead to job losses have been dismissed by a new study which shows that more than 40% of businesses are actively recruiting new staff as a result of implementing the technology.
The digital skills gap appears to be narrowing, albeit slowly, according to a new report by Deloitte which shows that digital leaders' confidence in the skills of new entrants to the workplace has improved in the past six months.
Ordnance Survey has signed a deal with Intel-owned Mobileye to deliver high precision road network location data with the aim of enabling a fully connected digital Britain.
The UK's leading tech companies are beginning to build data processing and analytics into all of their departments, processes and technologies, so data and analytics drive not just business decisions but also the core operations of the business itself.
The war on cardiovascular disease is being bolstered by the appliance of data science with the British Heart Foundation and The Alan Turing Institute awarding £550,000 worth of funding to six projects which aim to transform diagnosis and treatment of circulatory conditions.
The Open Data Institute has handed out funding to four local government projects to explore new approaches to publishing and using open geospatial data, including initiatives which will map food banks and cycling routes, as well as tackle accessibility issues.
Companies are being urged to step up the recruitment of women in artificial intelligence roles after a new report revealed that females make up just 22% of all professionals working in the sector.

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