Technology

IBM serves up player tracking tools for Wimbledon fans
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artificial intelligence (AI)

IBM serves up player tracking tools for Wimbledon fans

Tech giant unveils Watson AI features that will alert fans to new players and potential upsets
24 Jun 2021
Intel data centre boss exits as CEO plots major shake-up
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Careers & training

Intel data centre boss exits as CEO plots major shake-up

The move is part of a major restructure at the firm which involves the creation of two new business units
23 Jun 2021
Patent shows Apple is working on improving iPhone’s AR capabilities
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augmented reality (AR)

Patent shows Apple is working on improving iPhone’s AR capabilities

The move aligns with the company's recent AR startup acquisitions
22 Jun 2021
Cryptocurrency crimes have increased 12-fold since 2016
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cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency crimes have increased 12-fold since 2016

An FOI request reveals that Action Fraud saw crypto crime incidents grow on average 124% every year
22 Jun 2021
EU privacy watchdogs call for facial recognition ban in public spaces
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artificial intelligence (AI)

EU privacy watchdogs call for facial recognition ban in public spaces

The EDPB and EDPS claim a ban is needed if we want to preserve our freedoms and create a human-centric legal framework for AI
22 Jun 2021
Hyundai completes Boston Dynamics acquisition
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Hyundai completes Boston Dynamics acquisition

US robotics company will complement Hyundai's AI expertise
21 Jun 2021
HPE bolsters HPC business with Determined AI acquisition
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mergers and acquisitions

HPE bolsters HPC business with Determined AI acquisition

The four-year-old startup will join the company's high-performance computing business unit
21 Jun 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: When bots go bad
The IT Pro Podcast: When bots go bad
customer experience (CX)

The IT Pro Podcast: When bots go bad

Chatbots may be the future, but they’re no substitute for genuine intelligence
18 Jun 2021
Senators want the feds to identify tech to keep away from China
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Technology

Senators want the feds to identify tech to keep away from China

Republicans claim Commerce Department isn’t doing enough to prevent emerging tech from being pirated
16 Jun 2021
Web creator to sell original source code as an NFT
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blockchain

Web creator to sell original source code as an NFT

Sotheby's will auction the single non-fungible token that consists of time-stamped files, a video, a letter and a poster of the code
16 Jun 2021
Most tech products will be built by non-IT professionals by 2024
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digital transformation

Most tech products will be built by non-IT professionals by 2024

Gartner expects the next 12 months to bring some high-profile tech launches from non-tech companies
15 Jun 2021
US creates AI data-sharing task force
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artificial intelligence (AI)

US creates AI data-sharing task force

Group will oversee the creation of educational resources for AI
11 Jun 2021
UK and US announce new science and technology partnership
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Policy & legislation

UK and US announce new science and technology partnership

The two countries will collaborate on creating new jobs as well as increasing the cyber security of UK and US citizens
11 Jun 2021
Canadian mounted police broke law with Clearview AI deal
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Canadian mounted police broke law with Clearview AI deal

The use of a facial image database violated the country’s Privacy Act, said Canada’s privacy regulator
11 Jun 2021
ISG and Cognigy partner on automated conversational AI
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artificial intelligence (AI)

ISG and Cognigy partner on automated conversational AI

New partnership will help businesses automate customer and employee conversations via any channel and in any language
10 Jun 2021
Crypto-mining hackers hit Kubernetes clusters
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cryptocurrencies

Crypto-mining hackers hit Kubernetes clusters

New campaign abused Kubeflow dashboards to install malicious containers
10 Jun 2021
Hong Kong considers own centralised digital currency
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digital currency

Hong Kong considers own centralised digital currency

The plans form part of the “Fintech 2025” strategy to drive the development of fintech in the region
10 Jun 2021
Female enrolment in STEM courses increased to 46% in 2020
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Careers & training

Female enrolment in STEM courses increased to 46% in 2020

The most popular courses included computer science, programming, and machine learning
9 Jun 2021
Cisco bolsters Webex for the hybrid workforce
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video conferencing

Cisco bolsters Webex for the hybrid workforce

The major update includes an end-to-end events platform, speech optimisation and data-loss prevention
9 Jun 2021
El Salvador becomes the first nation to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender
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cryptocurrencies

El Salvador becomes the first nation to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender

The shock move comes as many countries and institutions distance themselves from the ever-fluctuating cryptocurrency
9 Jun 2021
US Senate approves bill to counter China tech competition
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Policy & legislation

US Senate approves bill to counter China tech competition

The measures will look to combat competition from China and boost US semiconductor manufacturing
9 Jun 2021
Mythic launches power-sipping AI chip
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Hardware

Mythic launches power-sipping AI chip

Edge-focused AI chip consumes one-tenth the power of a desktop GPU
8 Jun 2021
Trusted AI 101
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Whitepaper

Trusted AI 101

A guide to building trustworthy and ethical AI systems
8 Jun 2021