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UK govt's 'wait & see' approach to AI regulation sparks row
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UK government's wait and see approach to AI regulation sparks criticism among lawmakers over lack of urgency despite AI's existential threat warnings.
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UK government invests £100m to refine AI regulation
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The UK government earmarks £100m for more agile AI regulation to bolster the country's tech sphere, enhancing understanding and leveraging of AI's potential.
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Fintech leaders urging stricter AI laws at recent summit
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digital economy
Fintech leaders urge UK regulators to impose stricter AI laws to foster confidence and responsible usage in financial services.
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UK Government launches AI Opportunity Forum to boost private sector
Tue, 30th Jan 2024
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digital transformation
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ai
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productivity
The UK Government launches its first AI Opportunity Forum, a pioneering initiative to speed up AI adoption in the private sector, promising to fuel innovation and productivity.
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Data Privacy Day: Zoho highlights the need for more education
Fri, 26th Jan 2024
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edutech
Data Privacy Day: Zoho stresses the vital need for businesses to educate themselves, increase transparency and bolster data privacy practices as AI use intensifies.
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AI predicted to boost global ransomware threat – NCSC
Thu, 25th Jan 2024
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advanced persistent threat protection
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threat intelligence
Artificial intelligence will heighten global ransomware threats, flowing from a surge in cyber attacks, according the UK's National Cyber Security Centre.
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Companies fear unintentional greenwashing, study reveals
Mon, 15th Jan 2024
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power / energy
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renewable energy
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uk government
Over half of UK businesses fear unintended 'greenwashing' due to unclear carbon footprint reporting, as gov't considers stricter emissions disclosure rules.
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UK govt invests £530m to boost rural broadband connectivity
Mon, 18th Dec 2023
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digital divide
UK Government announces over £530m investment to enhance rural broadband, targeting connectivity for 330,000+ businesses and homes.
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UK govt risks 'catastrophic ransomware attack', warns committee
Mon, 18th Dec 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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physical security
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compliance
UK's critical infrastructure faces 'catastrophic ransomware attack' due to inadequate preparation, warns parliamentary committee.
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Vast Data's substantial funding to disrupt AI data stack industry
Tue, 12th Dec 2023
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storage
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cloud services
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Vast Data secures triple-digit million-dollar funding, boosting its valuation and potential to shake up the AI data stack industry.
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Surge in e-commerce platforms sees rise of counterfeit goods
Wed, 6th Dec 2023
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contact centre
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chatbots
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breach prevention
Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) offers a solution to the growing problem of counterfeit goods on ecommerce platforms.
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UK government to invest £17m in AI & data science scholarships
Fri, 17th Nov 2023
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data science
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ai
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investment
UK government commits £17m to foster diversity in AI with 2,000 data science scholarships aimed at underrepresented groups.
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Responsible AI development in the UK: Yohan Lobo's perspective
Tue, 14th Nov 2023
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ai security
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data quality
Yohan Lobo, Industry Solutions Manager at M-Files, discusses how British businesses can shape responsible AI growth in the UK.
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UK Govt announces £200m digital skills training package
Mon, 13th Nov 2023
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ai
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productivity
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jobs
The UK Government unveils a £200m digital skills package aimed at enhancing local economies and fostering the rise of 'digital nomads'.
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NHS staff urge for swift digital innovation to improve healthcare outcomes
Fri, 10th Nov 2023
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it in healthcare
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nhs
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investment
NHS staff are urging swift digital innovations to curb increasing wait times, cut costs, and enhance patient outcomes, a BT study shows.
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UK government triples investment in AI supercomputing capabilities
Thu, 9th Nov 2023
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servers
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supercomputer
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nvidia
UK triples £300m investment in AI supercomputing, boosting research capabilities in safety, drug discovery, and clean energy.
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UK governmental proposal aims to boost online product safety
Thu, 2nd Nov 2023
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compliance
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insurance
UK's product safety regime may reform to reduce unsafe purchases from online retailers, boosting safety rates.
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UK government allocates £118m to elevate AI skills and development
Thu, 2nd Nov 2023
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public cloud
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aws
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cloud services
UK government unveils ambitious £118m funding boost to enhance national artificial intelligence skills and advance R&D.
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UK government forms AI safety research team with tech industry leaders
Sat, 28th Oct 2023
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services
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consultancy
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software
UK government bolsters Frontier AI Taskforce with a safety research team in collaboration with Advai, Gryphon Scientific, and Faculty AI.
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UK splashes £70m on new future telecoms technologies
Fri, 6th Oct 2023
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government
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telecommunications
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uk government
The new investment will support ambitions to become a global leader in 6G technology, improving the capacity and speeds of data transfer.
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UK councils admit security failings with 1500 data breaches declared in 2022
Thu, 20th Apr 2023
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encryption
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
UK Councils disclose almost 1,500 data breaches and 600 lost or stolen devices in 2022, according to Freedom of Information requests.
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The top things to consider when investing in a cyber range
Wed, 5th Apr 2023
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it training
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cybersecurity
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cyber attacks
As cyber threats continue to evolve, companies need to be able to adapt, prepare their IT-personnel and react to protect themselves and their assets.
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Government-funded R&D dead ends 'bleeding taxpayers' money'
Tue, 28th Mar 2023
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r&d
New Department for Science, Innovation and Technology must correct UK's flawed innovation funding, says Drone Major Group CEO.
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Hundreds of devices declared missing by government departments
Mon, 20th Mar 2023
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mobility
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The findings of 14 Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to the UK's government departments has been released.