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Here’s what an expert thinks of Google’s AI principles

Last week, Google announced a new set of principles for the use of AI. Spearheaded by its CEO, Sundar Pichai, the principles look to ensure that Google, one of the most influential and powerful organisations in the world, doesn’t allow super-advanced artificial intelligence technology to be used for nefarious purposes. It was high time Google… Read More


How the UK will approach artificial intelligence job disruption

The UK technology sector will have to lose its fear of failure and embrace the artificial intelligence revolution, the Minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has argued. Matt Hancock MP, speaking at the CogX event in London, said that more firms should take the ‘fail fast’ approach embraced by so many technology organisations around… Read More


Autonomous vehicles: the human approach

Autonomous vehicles are not yet safe. News broke recently that the autopilot in a Tesla involved in a fatal crash caused the car to speed up towards a barrier. The car, carrying 38-year-old Apple engineer Wei Huang, who later died in hospital, went from 62mph to 70.8mph in the three seconds leading up to the… Read More


Chancellor Merkel proposes tax on big data

German Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed a big data tax that would treat data as a raw material used in production at this week’s Global Solutions policy forum in Berlin. The proposed reform is intended to reduce tax disparities between digital and traditional companies. “The pricing of data, particularly the data of consumers, is the central… Read More


SoftBank gets machine learning help from Ericsson

Ericsson has created a machine learning based product to help SoftBank’s radio access network design in Japan. The product, which Ericsson sells as a service, improves radio access network design by grouping cells in clusters and taking data from these cells. Employing machine learning on these datasets, it looks at cell overlapping and carrier aggregation… Read More



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