Consultancy giant EY is targeting students studying at some of the top universities in the world to encourage them to consider a career in the data and technology sector with the launch of a global data science competition.
The majority of workers do not fear automation or artificial intelligence will replace their jobs, and instead see increased value in the rise of the machines, even though few have had the opportunity to use the technologies.
The Centre for Data Ethics & Innovation (CDEI), the government advisory body set up to address the challenges posed by the adoption of AI and data-driven technologies, is to investigate the potential for bias in the use of algorithms in crime and justice, financial services, recruitment and local government.
Nearly three-quarters of government organisations are leaving online users exposed to potential email fraud and phishing attacks by failing to adopt an industry best practice validation system, with just over a week to go before the existing public sector domain platform is axed.
LV= General Insurance has signed a data science partnership with the University of Bristol aimed at better understanding how the company - as well as the insurance market - can benefit from machine learning and artificial intelligence.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has awarded £100,000 in funding to a scheme which teaches coding to carefully vetted offenders to prepare them for work as part of plans to help marginalised groups become skilled in tech.
Businesses are planning to regain control of their marketing data by placing greater focus on data management to help them reduce their reliance on so-called walled gardens - external advertising platforms that require brands to relinquish control over their data - and to protect consumer privacy better.
The University of Cambridge is launching a new research centre which will pool expertise from across academic departments and industry to drive research into the analysis, understanding and use of big data.
The Data Lab - the innovation centre designed to help Scottish industry to tap into the growing market opportunity in data science - is to expand its services into the Highlands and islands in an effort to develop the rural digital economy.