Shop Direct, the online retail giant behind Littlewoods and Very.co.uk, has signed a deal with the University of Liverpool to develop a joint programme of activity across data and digital careers, as well as marketing and finance.
Projects to improve the efficiency of the planning system, predicting demand in children’s social care and improving code sharing between local councils are among seven digital technology schemes to have received grants of up to £100,000 from the Government.
Up to 10.5 million jobs in the UK - equivalent to 30% of the workforce - are under threat from the rise of automation. But while middle-tier workers are most at risk those with data skills, and those who are willing to retrain to achieve them, could stave off the rise of the machines.
The UK is ramping up its commitment to developing the latest artificial intelligence technologies through a new partnership between the Government and industry which will see an investment of £370 million over the next five years aimed at delivering 2,700 new PhD places in biosciences and AI.
More than one-in-four (27%) UK business leaders believe a lack of digital and data skills within their organisation is hampering their ability to deliver engaging, personalised experiences for customers.
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.
BT is ramping up its commitment to boost to digital skills education with a new programme that which aims to provide training to 10 million British citizens and plug an estimated £63bn annual impact on the UK’s competitiveness.
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.