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Sensyne Health partners with Bayer to develop treatment for heart disease using AI

UK clinical healthcare disruptor signs first major drug development deal since IPO Sensyne Health has struck a two year deal with pharmaceutical giant Bayer to develop new treatments for cardiovascular disease using Sensyne’s AI technology. The NHS Long Term Plan has identified the prevention of cardiovascular disease, which currently affects 7 million people in the… Read More


Apple admits contractors hear some user interactions with Siri

Interactions with Siri are analysed as part of quality control Contractors working for Apple hear a small portion of recordings from voice assistant Siri, the company has confirmed. The technology giant said part of its quality control involved maintaining and improving the virtual assistant. According to a report by the Guardian, contractors employed by Apple… Read More


Google accredits strong Q2 growth to AI and cloud

Alphabet reported a revenue rise of 19 percent in the week the US government confirmed a competition probe Google’s parent company reported a healthy rise in revenue as the technology giant published its latest financial results. Despite being part of a new US Department of Justice antitrust investigation over concerns about the dominance of big… Read More


Halt to facial recognition technology trials urged as MPs question legality

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee said a legal framework for the tests must be established before they continue Authorities should cease trials of facial recognition technology until a legal framework for them is established, MPs have said. The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee said the current lack of legislation calls… Read More


Mastercard unveils AR payment concept and ‘sonic brand’ sound

Splitting a bill could soon become a lot less difficult Credit card company Mastercard has showcased technologies such as augmented reality as part of its work on the future of shopping and payments. The tech and commerce firm unveiled a number of prototype technologies at a showcase in Belfast, including software which allows shoppers to… Read More


Microsoft inks $2bn cloud and 5G deal with AT&T

The two companies will also work together to develop “intelligent” edge computing applications Microsoft has announced a “multiyear strategic alliance” with AT&T to develop cloud, AI and 5G technologies. Under the deal, AT&T will integrate Microsoft 365 across its organisation and migrate non-network infrastructure to Microsoft Azure. AT&T will also provide Microsoft access to its… Read More


UK Police Force given another £5m to trial AI crime-predicting tech

West Midlands Police is trialling the National Data Analytics Solution The Government has given another £5 million to a police force that is testing crime prediction software. West Midlands Police is trialling the system to analyse data on knife and gun offences, as well as modern slavery. The National Data Analytics Solution is used to help… Read More


Intel announces availability of Loihi neuromorphic chip for compute-intensive AI

The company has also combined 64 Loihis into a powerful neuromorphic system Intel has made its neuromorphic chip Loihi available to the research community two years after the specialised semiconductor was unveiled. Loihi’s architecture is inspired by the properties of biological brains and can process information up to 1,000 faster and 10,000 times more efficiently… Read More


Volkswagen and Ford team up for $7bn Argo AI deal

Tie-up allows both automakers to integrate Argo AI’s self-driving system into their own vehicles at scale Ford and Volkswagen have announced they are investing $7bn in autonomous vehicle platform company Argo AI, with a view for both manufacturers to use the company’s self-driving tech in upcoming vehicles released in US and Europe. As part of… Read More


Nvidia and Google are still kings of AI hardware

Nvidia and Google are producing some of the world’s fastest hardware for training machine learning models The latest AI hardware from Nvidia and Google have set new records for the time taken to train machine learning models, according to new AI benchmarking results from the MLPerf consortium. MLPerf is a benchmarking suite that measures the… Read More


Jaguar Land Rover developing AI mood detection to reduce driver stress

New system adjusts cabin features such as heating and ventilation in response to facial expressions British car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is working an AI system that can to detect a driver’s mood and adjust the car’s environment to reduce stress. The firm has developed a mood detection system, using a driver-facing camera and biometric… Read More


Half of organisations have incorporated ethics into AI strategy

Trust, bias and ethics have become a central component of AI strategy, according to new IDC report A new IDC report has shed light on the importance of ethics to the AI strategies of organisations as they ramp up use of the technology. According to the report, that surveyed almost 2,500 organisations worldwide, two-thirds of… Read More



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