A new tech project, backed by the EU Horizon 2020 project, claims to have developed a solution to consumer concerns about who has control of their personal information; fears which have been exacerbated by the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Cosmetics giant L’Oréal is aiming to boost its research and innovation strategy by building a data lake within a private network on Microsoft Azure to give its teams access to a raft of realtime scientific, Internet of Things, and marketing data.
The University of Manchester is leading a consortium behind a new multimillion pound research institute, designed to bring business, academia and government together to use data science and digital techniques to discover innovative health and care solutions.
UK businesses have woken up to the fact that data is critical for driving their company forward, with analytics key to delivering better customer experiences, but have not lost sight of the need to embrace a human touch to bring the vision of a data-driven culture to fruition.
The Scottish government has selected the Data Lab to lead the development of a new national strategy on artificial intelligence, designed to unlock an additional £13 billion in economic output and drive the use of the technology to improve consumers’ well-being across the country.
Transport for London is turning to data science in an effort to tackle the capital’s gridlocked road network, as part of plans to predict what impact roadworks, congestion and other unplanned events will have on the streets of London.
Nearly two-thirds of financial services companies struggle to store, access and share data, with more than half considering single data hubs to enhance their ability to make data-driven investment and business decisions.
The vast majority of Whitehall departments have agreed to share web analytics data in a controversial plan to allow the Government to monitor user behaviour across the main Gov.uk online hub to offer personalised services to users.
Further evidence has emerged of how geospatial data is being used to help tackle environmental issues after the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed it is set to launch a nationwide project using satellite data to map disease outbreaks among ash and oak trees.
Tech giants Facebook, Twitter, and Google have been condemned for their lack of transparency over political advertising, which it is claimed is leaving users in the dark over how and why they are being targeted on social media platforms.