The Department of Education is aiming to tap into the captive audience of British consumers in lockdown with the launch of a free online learning platform - run by Google, the Institute of Coding and the Open University, among others - to improve the nation’s digital skills.
An app that helps carers to identify health risks and deterioration in elderly people in less than ten minutes and a digital platform to support homeless and vulnerable people are just two of 18 projects that have been handed funds to develop tools to support vulnerable people.
Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s is strengthening its commitment to data science in a drive to transform its supply chain by implementing a new artificial intelligence-powered platform which works by learning about customers’ behaviours.
Data science is once again being deployed to help tackle the effects of the coronavirus with the NHS launching trials of a machine learning system that aims to predict the demand for intensive care unit (ICU) resources to treat patients suffering from the disease.
The European Commission is aiming to do its bit for the fight against the coronavirus by launching a Covid-19 data hub, where researchers will be able to share and store data from DNA sequences and protein structures through to data from pre-clinical research.
The Alan Turing Institute is joining forces with UK earth science artificial intelligence start-up Cervest to help communities and organisations understand and measure the effects of climatic events through a new research and development programme.
A cross-industry group, featuring leading companies across commerce, banking, travel, technology and research, is holding top-level talks with the Government to use data analytics to support policy makers and business leaders to drive the economic recovery following the coronavirus lockdown.
London-based meal-kit service Gousto, which has seen business boom since the Covid-19 lockdown, is banking on a large helping of data science-driven personalisation as it preps the firm for a new wave of expansion.
Eighteen UK universities - from Birmingham and Newcastle to Sussex and Suffolk - have been handed £13 million in funding to launch postgraduate conversion courses in artificial intelligence and data science in a drive to increase the number of graduates embracing up the disciplines over the next three years.