Microsoft is stepping up its efforts to tackle the tech skills gap by launching new partnerships with three UK universities - as well as two colleges in the US - to offer a number of programmes, including courses on AI, data science, cyber security, and computer science.
The Home Office has revealed plans to create a Crime Prevention Data Lab, aimed at building a better picture of the experiences and circumstances that could trigger a young person to pursue a life of crime.
The Ministry of Defence is stepping up its recruitment drive to attract data science and cyber security professionals by launching an online game as part of plans to recruit 60 staff to work at the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
There is huge demand from private, public and third sector organisations in both the UK and overseas to explore data trusts, with most participants enthusiastic and eager to find ways of sharing data while retaining trust, and still deriving benefits for themselves and others.
Five major banks - including Lloyds, HSBC and Santander - have been heavily criticised by UK’s Competition and Markets Authority for dragging their heels over the delivery of Open Banking within their mobile apps.
Consumer goods giant Unilever - the company behind 400 brands including Dove, Lipton, and Ben & Jerry’s - is hailing the link up of its People Data Centres (PDCs) with Google Cloud AI for building a more effective advertising strategy.
Almost half (43%) of IT decision makers in Ireland’s largest financial services companies believe that AI will transform the industry in the next decade, but over a quarter (27%) admit that their infrastructure is not ready for the transformation.
Four projects - including a scheme which supports the privacy of homeless people and one which aims to tackle issues around the use of genomic information in healthcare - have received a total of over £275,000 funding from the Information Commissioner’s Office Grants Programme.
Claims that Government plans to launch an online age verification system for adult websites are unworkable have been scotched by the company behind the largest mainstream test of the so-called "porn ban", due to come into force this year.