Wales is stepping up its quest to become a top European destination for data professionals with the launch of a new data science hub for green energy at Bangor University, on the back of a £4.6 million grant from Brussels.
To most consumers, it is the Swedish flatpack furniture giant with a penchant for bizarre product names but now Ikea is aiming to change perceptions and become a leading light in the Internet of Things with the launch of a dedicated division, Ikea Home Smart.
The years of hard work encouraging young girls to take up science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects - seen as ideal studies for a career as a data professional - appear to be bearing fruit with the number of female students taking A-level sciences overtaking males for the first time ever.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hailed plans to launch a new fast-track visa to attract professionals with skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), insisting he wants the UK to remain a global science superpower.
The Government is ploughing £250 million into a new National Artificial Intelligence Lab to support the NHS, and provide a forum for academics, specialists and technology companies to harness the technology for healthcare.
The vast majority of consumers may fear artificial intelligence will have a major impact on their jobs, as well as how their personal data is handled, but most are willing to cast aside their concerns believing it will be for the greater good, even though others reckon the technology could even trigger Armageddon.
Transport for London (TfL) is aiming to make life easier for the hundreds of thousands of cyclists who peddle around the capital’s streets each day by launching a new data platform detailing cycle lanes and places to park.
With the new Premier League football season just over a week away, BT Sport has joined forces with data scientists at Squawka and Opto to not only predict which club will finish where but also forecast each result, before a ball has even been kicked in anger.