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Facebook exec grilled by US Senate over Libra currency

Executive David Marcus faced criticism from the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee The chief of Facebook’s new digital currency has said it understands “loud and clear” that people do not want financial details connected to their social media data. David Marcus was grilled by US senators who expressed concern about Facebook’s planned cryptocurrency Libra,… 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


US Federal Trade Commission approves $5bn Facebook fine

The 5 billion dollar fine would be the largest the US Federal Trade Commission has levied on a technology company The US Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a fine of about 5 billion dollars for Facebook over privacy violations, the Wall Street Journal has reported. Facebook declined to comment on the story which… Read More


Google admits listening to some smart speaker recordings

The tech giant said developers listened to a small number of interactions with its Google Assistant to train the software and improve its responses Google has admitted it gives workers access to some audio recordings from its Google Home smart speakers. The technology giant said it uses language experts around the world to study a… 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


Hotel firm Marriott to be fined £99 million for data breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office will fine the hotel chain for the breach which affected around 339 million people Hotel chain Marriott is facing a fine of £99 million over a data breach which is estimated to have affected around 339 million customers. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fine relates to a data breach at the… 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


BA landed with record £183m fine for data breach

ICO fine amounts to 1.5 percent of the airline’s annual turnover British Airways is set to be fined more than £183 million over the 2018 data breach that saw 380,000 customer payment cards compromised. Alex Cruz, BA chairman and chief executive said he was “surprised and disappointed” by the proposed penalty from the Information Commissioner’s… Read More


75% of all databases will live in the cloud by 2022

Cloud infrastructure and services are fast becoming the default choice for data management, Gartner says Companies are increasingly turning to the cloud to host their databases, according to a new report from Gartner. The analyst house said that by 2022 the overwhelming majority of databases will be deployed or migrated to a cloud platform. Just… Read More


Nokia migrates all phone data to Google Cloud region in Finland

The data was previously stored on servers based in Singapore Nokia is to move its phone data to a Google Cloud facility in Europe as part of a company plan to better protect customer data. Nokia device activation and performance data, are to be moved to Hamina, Finland which is powered by Google Cloud, with… Read More


Facebook is going to start paying users for their data

Study app will compensate users for allowing the social network access to data on how they use other apps on their phone Facebook has launched a new app which will pay users to allow the social network to collect data on how people use their device and the apps downloaded to it. The new app,… Read More



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