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An international lawyer sets out his vision of AI regulation

In recent years there has been a deluge of articles describing, often in apocalyptic terms, the imminent and fundamental changes to the social and political fabric artificial intelligence will bring  Our roads will soon be brimming with autonomous or semiautonomous cars, weaving in seamless formation according to the whims of an algorithm digesting data in… Read More


Seven EU countries file GDPR complaints against Google

Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Slovenia, Sweden, and Norway allege Google’s location tracking violates GDPR Consumer groups in Europe have asked privacy regulators to take action against tech-titan Google for deceptively tracking the movements of millions of Europeans, Reuters reports. In total seven consumer groups have filed complaints. Speaking on behalf of the countries’ consumer… Read More


Navigating through an increasingly complex data maze

While producers of data platforms and services are in a period of incredible growth and change, the stakes are enormous, says Raghu Ramakrishnan, CTO for Data at Microsoft Data analytics is an integral part of how organisations plan and execute, and it is rapidly becoming ever more entrenched. Organisations are becoming more data-centric – both in… Read More


AI Healthcare on the NHS gets £50m shot in the arm

The UK government has announced five new “centres of excellence” for digital pathology and imaging, including radiology, using the latest advances in medical AI The new centres will be based in Leeds, Oxford, Coventry, Glasgow and London, making intelligent image analysis available on the NHS that could potentially lead to better clinical decisions for patients… Read More


Babylon or otherwise, AI and emerging tech can save the NHS

This week’s BBC Horizon critically explored Babylon Healthcare, an ambitious UK startup that’s AI-driven ‘GP at Hand’ is registering patients in London by the bucketload. Despite the uncertainty surrounding Babylon’s efforts, Louise Rogerson, COO of Howz, cautions that if the NHS is to see another seventieth birthday, it must adapt to a new world Earlier this… Read More


Cybersecurity risk curbing enterprise adoption of AI

Deloitte’s second annual “State of AI in the Enterprise” survey has revealed that early AI adopters are ramping up investments to great success, although cybersecurity risk remains a chief concern. The AI market is already estimated to be worth a staggering $19.1 billion worldwide, with firms representing all corners of the industry spectrum optimistic about… Read More


Doctor who? UK patients signal support for AI surgeons

A third of patients in the UK are willing to have major invasive surgery performed by AI, according to research conducted by YouGov for PwC. The research found that young people and men are most supportive, with nearly half of 18 to 24-year-olds and 39% of men willing to go under a knife wielded by… Read More


Big businesses benefiting most from machine learning

Data science and machine learning professionals within large organisations are feeling significantly more satisfied with their machine learning progress than those in smaller organisations, according to a new survey. The survey, titled “State of Enterprise Machine Learning”, was conducted by Algorithmia, a specialist in machine learning. 500 data science and machine learning professionals were asked… Read More


To solve more problems AI needs to think small

Many small and medium businesses don’t have the luxury of big data. They need the tools to generate rational and informed insight from small data sets. Unless these small volumes can be exploited there is a risk that AI will fail to deliver on its promise. The Stack recently spoke Dario Garcia-Gasulla, senior researcher of… Read More


Amazon shelves AI recruiter after women overlooked

Amazon has scrapped a secret AI recruiting program after it showed bias in favour of men. According to Reuters, Amazon’s machine learning specialists began working on a program in 2014 that automated the recruitment process by independently reviewing candidates’ CVs. It then ranked applicants from one to five –  before anyone at the company had looked… Read More


Digital Consent Managers: Just what the data ordered

UK Digital Consent Managers Digi.me and Consentric offer businesses the tools to restore consumer confidence and a whole lot more. For customers, they are a vital wallet for a digital age. For businesses, they unfreeze a potential data winter. How many people would you trust with the keys to your house? Outside of family members and… Read More


AI more dangerous than terrorism, warns President of British Science Association

The president of the British Science Association has claimed that Artificial Intelligence will become a bigger threat to human life than terrorism and climate change. Professor Jim Al-Khalili, professor of physics and public engagement at the University of Surrey, spoke of his concerns, claiming that by allowing AI to grow without proper surveillance, the future… Read More



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