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.
More than two-fifths (45%) of UK consumers remain unconvinced that new technology is being governed well enough, especially when it comes to their personal data, yet it seems very few actually bother to read the online terms and conditions on how their information is being used.
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.
Tech developers are so obsessed with ensuring artificial intelligence projects are accurate and successful that they are sacrificing security, privacy and ethics when modelling their machine learning solutions.
The Office for Students (OfS) - the regulator and competition authority for the higher education sector in England - is offering £13 million in funding to universities and other higher education providers to develop postgraduate courses designed to boost the take up of artificial intelligence and data science skills.
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.
The British Heart Foundation is joining forces with Health Data Research UK to open a £10 million BHF Data Science Centre, aimed at delivering the data science needed to address some of the most pressing challenges in heart and circulatory health research.
The uptake of artificial intelligence will drastically change the UK job market, with up to a third of jobs being automated or likely to change as a result of the emergence of the technology, but those skilled in data management, capture and integration will be the main beneficiaries.
DMA Talent, a division of the recently rebranded Data & Marketing Association, is aiming to boost the employment prospects of neurodiverse people in the marketing industry by publishing new guidance for employers, featuring best-practice advice and case studies, to increase their understanding of the issue.