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Content posted in April 2018
Alphabet's Brin Trumpets AI's Power, Warns of Dangers
Phil Oakley  
4/30/2018   Post a comment
The Google co-founder posed questions in a Founder's Letter about how we will manage the power of AI as we get deeper and deeper into the future.
UK Government Commissions Review Into NHS Use of AI & Robotics
Phil Oakley  
4/27/2018   Post a comment
The UK government wants to train tens of thousands of NHS staff in the use of AI and robotics in healthcare.
Blockchain Will Revolutionize Our Interactions With Government
Phil Oakley  
4/26/2018   Post a comment
Blockchain and encryption has the potential to be our next-gen digital signature.
Bad VR/AR Experiences Can 'Increase Barrier to Entry'
Elin Gronow  
4/26/2018   1 comment
Preloaded's creative director, Phil Stuart, says brands risk alienating customers with VR/AR experiences if they're implemented incorrectly.
EcoMachines Ventures Chief Explains the Definition & Ethics of Smart Cities
Phil Oakley  
4/25/2018   Post a comment
Dr. Iliev Ilian, the CEO of EcoMachines, explains what makes a city smart.
Automation Will Change Leadership, Says Taylor Vinters Employment Head
Gabriella Jeakins  
4/24/2018   1 comment
Future leaders need to recognize the potential automation has to change how we go about supporting and managing others, says Taylor Vinters employment head Dominic Holmes.
Proposals for New European AI Research Lab Take Shape
Phil Oakley  
4/24/2018   Post a comment
The new lab aims to stop the brain drain of computer scientists to the US and China.
Is Diversity Key to Innovation? 9 Professionals Weigh In
TechX365 News  
4/24/2018   Post a comment
Does the diversity of a tech business impact innovation and success?
what3words Co-Founder Chris Sheldrick on Disruption & Going Global
Gabriella Jeakins  
4/23/2018   1 comment
what3words is developing a revolutionary location system which enables any 3mx3m area to be mapped to 3 unique words.
Reality Zero One Raises £285K to Build Digital Reality Replication Platform
Phil Oakley  
4/20/2018   Post a comment
Reality Zero One uses IoT sensors and cameras to replicate objects in great detail in the virtual world.
£15M for Commonwealth Cybersecurity Is 'Drop in the Ocean' – Analyst
Phil Oakley  
4/20/2018   Post a comment
The funding will be used by Commonwealth countries to review cybersecurity practices, but Ovum Research Director Maxine Holt called it 'a drop in the ocean.'
BenevolentAI Raises $115M to Scale AI Drug Development Process
Phil Oakley  
4/19/2018   Post a comment
BenevolentAI uses AI to discover treatments for hard-to-treat diseases.
GovStart Accelerator Open for Applications to Transform UK Public Sector
Phil Oakley  
4/18/2018   Post a comment
GovStart is looking for startups that want to use technology to transform the UK's public sector.
The Transformative Power of Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Platform
TechX365 News  
4/17/2018   Post a comment
Windows Mixed Reality uses AR and VR to change how we see computing.
UK Parliament Recommends AI Growth Fund Creation
Phil Oakley  
4/16/2018   Post a comment
The report from the 13-strong House of Lords committee has some recommendations on how to help the UK become an AI world leader, and possibly more importantly, to stay there.
Cloud vs Serverless: The Challenge of Infrastructure Technology
Maria McSorley  
4/16/2018   1 comment
Paul Ingle, head of engineering and cloud infrastructure at uSwitch, talks to us about the next big innovations in cloud technology.
HR Giant Adecco Acquires Training Company General Assembly for $413M
Phil Oakley  
4/16/2018   Post a comment
General Assembly will give Adecco Group access to a growing 'upskilling' market in both the public and enterprise domains.
Google Develops Neural Network That Isolates Voices in a Crowd
Phil Oakley  
4/13/2018   Post a comment
System works by the neural network looking at the person's face and then correlating that video track with the audio track.
Mediocrity Disrupted: 12 Innovators on Combating Groupthink
TechX365 News  
4/13/2018   Post a comment
12 tech innovators tell us how they combat the dangers of groupthink.
How Is Tilkee Using AI to Revolutionize Sales & Marketing?
TechX365 Video  
4/12/2018   Post a comment
Tilkee is a French startup using AI to tell who is reading a sales or marketing document and what they're focusing on, allowing sales teams to optimize their channels and sell more efficiently.
Brexit Jitters Stall UK VC Startup Investments
Phil Oakley  
4/11/2018   Post a comment
VC investment in UK startups was down in Q1 2018 compared to Q4 2017 in Europe as worries over Brexit come to a head.
Don't Let IoT Security Fall Through the Cracks
TechX365 News  
4/11/2018   Post a comment
Businesses cannot afford to forget about IoT security.
Plexal to Run London Cyber Innovation Centre for Cybersecurity Startups
Phil Oakley  
4/10/2018   Post a comment
Plexal will run the Cyber Innovation Centre out of its base at Here East.
Chargifi Raises £5M to Take Its Wireless Charging Tech Global
Phil Oakley  
4/10/2018   Post a comment
Chargifi's wireless charging technology is about to go global.
Virtual Reality Is Reshaping the Social Landscape
TechX365 News  
4/10/2018   Post a comment
VR is transforming social media.
Jimmy Wales Headlines at This Year's London Tech Week
Gabriella Jeakins  
4/9/2018   2 comments
The co-founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, has been announced as a headline speaker for London Tech Week in June.
China's SenseTime Becomes World's Most Highly Valued Startup After Raising $600M
Phil Oakley  
4/9/2018   Post a comment
SenseTime has raised $600 million in Series C funding, which makes it the highest-valued AI startup in the world.
HS. Accelerator Launches First Cohort to Tackle Global Health Problems
Phil Oakley  
4/6/2018   1 comment
HS. accelerator is aiming to tackle global health problems using tech, with its first cohort of founders and their companies.
Pocket Healthcare: Power of the Cloud on Health
Maria McSorley  
4/5/2018   1 comment
The cloud has changed and disrupted many industries, but one of the most marked effects it has had is on healthcare.
Getting Started With VR Experiences Development: The Engine
TechX365 News  
4/4/2018   Post a comment
Josh Althauser takes us through how to get started in VR game and experience development, looking at the engine which powers the game.
Google Splits AI & Search Divisions as Executive Leaves for Apple
Phil Oakley  
4/4/2018   1 comment
Google is splitting its AI and search divisions into two separate units, as its AI chief leaves for rival Apple.
Deliveroo Cyclists Saved Almost 1,400 Tons of CO2 in 2017
Phil Oakley  
4/3/2018   1 comment
Through using pushbikes instead of scooters or cars, Deliveroo and its cyclists saved 1,400 tons of CO2 last year.
Fewer Jobs at Risk of Automation Than First Feared – OECD Study
Phil Oakley  
4/3/2018   1 comment
A new study by OECD says fewer jobs are at risk of automation than originally imagined, disputing a long-held belief that millions of jobs will disappear as technology takes over.




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