The Government has appointed a panel of leading industry and academic experts - from top universities as well as from brands such as Mastercard, Ocado and Amazon - to its artificial intelligence council.
This year’s entries for the DataIQ Awards were stronger than ever, giving the judges a hard task in choosing winners from among the 100-strong shortlist. With 63 major brands in contention, the competition for one of these coveted awards is tough.
The drive to use digital tools to get the nation fit is to be expanded to embrace the prison population, as part of an NHS England campaign to get prisoners to manage their own recovery from health and addiction problems.
Stop the Traffik, a global NGO focused on human trafficking prevention, has revamped its mobile app and launched an artificial intelligence-based initiative in an effort to make it easier for people to report what they think might be trafficking-related activity.
The Geospatial Commission is testing the feasibility of creating a digital map of underground pipes and cables as part of plans to develop a nationwide scheme which would enable utilities to more efficiently access, use and share data on what is currently the hidden infrastructure.
The Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has told MPs she was both "surprised and disappointed" that the Government’s long-awaited Online Harms white paper - published earlier this month - failed to focus on adverts that use disinformation to influence elections, an issue which she branded a "huge societal harm".
The UK is now a worldwide hub for socially responsible tech innovation, with so-called "tech for good" firms which are tackling challenges in healthcare, education, finance and sustainability worth more than £2.3 billion in 2018.
The Geospatial Commission is launching a new single Data Exploration Licence in an effort to harmonise and simplify access and use of geospatial data, as part of a £5 million investment designed to unlock the economic opportunities offered by mapping data.