Five months after opening up a data platform which details the capital’s cycle lanes and places to park, Transport for London has started to use artificial intelligence in planning a raft of new cycle routes around the city.
The London Datastore, the online platform set up in 2010 as a data-sharing resource to help tackle issues such as road congestion and air quality, must increase the variety and volume of information available to ensure it is fit for purpose for the next decade and beyond.
Hollywood studio Warner Bros - the company behind classics from Casablanca to The Matrix and Color Purple to Gone with the Wind - is trialling machine learning technology in an effort to predict which movies will turn into box office hits.
Few organisations have yet to wake up to the benefits of developing data-driven strategies, but increasing pressure to make swift "critical" business decisions is forcing many leaders to abandon insight and go with their gut feeling for fear of losing ground to their competitors.
The Department for Transport is aiming to improve services for UK bus passengers and get even more consumers to use public transport, with the launch of an open data initiative that aims to provide the public with more detailed information on routes, timetables, real-time location and fares.
Health Data Research UK, the independent, non-profit organisation whose backers include the British Heart Foundation, The Medical Research Council and the UK Government, is launching a new scheme designed to help organisations improve patient care through analysing large-scale data.
Artificial intelligence-related courses have emerged as the most popular in the UK this year, with Stanford University’s online machine learning course topping the charts, followed by courses such as AI for Everyone, Introduction to TensorFlow, and Programming for Everybody.
The NHS may have been at the heart of the General Election debate but it is already attempting to alleviate the pressure on its workforce through the widescale adoption of artificial intelligence and robotics to change the way health professionals care for patients, diagnose illnesses and manage paperwork.
Zurich UK has become the latest high-profile brand to open its own data academy as part of the finance giant’s plans to put data at the heart of its business and equip staff with skills for the future.