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How AI adoption will revolutionise the healthcare system

Leaders in healthcare are increasingly turning to AI to improve diagnosis and screening processes. The technology is now capable of delivering real-time personalised patient care and is bringing the promise of precision medicine ever closer to reality. The Stack recently spoke to Bhushan Desam, global director of AI business at Lenovo DCG, and Dario Garcia-Gasulla, senior… Read More


The startup thats trying to improve the data science job market

Data scientists are a group of highly educated people; highly valued and increasingly important in the modern world, many of them are lucky enough to be able to pick and choose where they work. An organisation dedicated to improving the data science job market, then, might not appear at first glance to be the most obvious… Read More


A massive untapped opportunity – why don’t more SMEs get started with adtech?

Dr Geraint Evans, ahead of his participation at ad:tech London 2018, writes on the challenges faced by SMEs looking to take advantage of the opportunities presented by adtech. To those of us working for blue-chip companies and big agencies, adtech, machine learning and automation technologies are increasingly ‘business as usual’, and are allowing us to… Read More

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Demis Hassabis, Tabitha Goldstaub, Wendy Hall to help UK AI

Dr Demis Hassabis, Tabitha Goldstaub and Dame Wendy Hall will be advising the UK government on AI as it looks to develop the technology. Hassabis is behind the now Google-owned AI project DeepMind, which gained worldwide fame after the AlphaGo project, which beat a human champion in notoriously complex Chinese board game Go. He has… Read More


Building the perfect data team

Reports have shown that 90 per cent of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone – with an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data being created daily. We may have copious amounts of data but capturing, storing and, most importantly, getting value from it is where the… Read More


Google AI predicted cancer diagnosis better than doctors

A Google algorithm gave a better assessment of a cancer patient’s prognosis than doctors and hospital computers in a recent case, according to Bloomberg. A female patient with late-stage breast cancer was admitted to a hospital, where she received a radiology scan and was seen by two doctors. The hospital’s systems, after reading her vital… Read More


Heres what an expert thinks of Googles 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


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


Meet the startup that could put an end to human traders

Cover photo: left to right: Juan Pablo Braña (CDO), Alejandra M.J.Litterio (CRO), Adrián Raguza (CEO), Nicolás Paladini (CBO). Credit: Alejandra Litterio/Eye Capital Financial traders operate in a fast-paced, high-risk and complex environment. They deal with huge sums of money in a difficult environment and as such, are liable to make mistakes. Many risk reduction techniques and… 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


Law firms expect job cuts due to artificial intelligence

Lawyers at some of the biggest firms in London expect job losses in their workplaces because of artificial intelligence. Research from commercial property company CBRE has found that nearly half of the largest law firms in London think that junior and support roles will be reduced due to the introduction of artificial intelligence. 5% of… Read More



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