Three-fifths (60%) of UK companies are already using artificial intelligence, or plan to start using it in the next 12 months, with over a third (37%) using AI to drive business objectives, provide more efficiency and reduce cost.
Businesses which want to build public trust in how they handle personal data should look no further than the National Health Service, which has emerged as the leading organisation when it comes to data ethics, according to a new study by the Open Data Institute (ODI).
The vast majority (74%) of businesses across the UK and Europe are still facing major obstacles trying to introduce new digital tools and practices to support their decision making, with nearly three-fifths (57%) of bosses blaming siloed data for their lack of progress.
The Information Commissioner’s Office is ramping up its public awareness campaign - dubbed Be Data Aware - in the run up to the General Election, with the aim of reminding consumers of their rights when their personal information is used for political purposes.
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.
GDPR might have given consumers more power over their data but three-quarters of Brits remain concerned about sharing their information with companies, according to new research, which shows businesses still have some way to go before gaining consumer trust.
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.
Oxfordshire County Council is embracing a data-driven geospatial approach to tackle its future transport needs - from where to expand roads and build new cycle lanes to easing commuter congestion and pedestrian zones - by signing a partnership with big data company GeoSpock.