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The new space race: A breeding ground for great innovation?

The new space race is grabbing headlines and driving public interest in the potential of ‘extraterrestrial’ exploration. For tech innovators, it opens the doors to a world of exciting new possibilities. It has brought in a fast-moving, ‘Silicon Valley’ type innovative paradigm to a...

UN calls for ‘urgent’ action over AI’s risk to human rights

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The United Nations’ (UN) head of human rights has called for all member states to put a moratorium on the sale and use of artificial intelligence systems.

UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet acknowledged that AI can be a “force for good” but that it could...

Axelera AI start-up emerges with £8.7m backing from Bitfury, imec

Artificial Intelligence

Axelera AI, a Dutch AI semiconductor start-up, has emerged from stealth with £8.7 million in seed round funding.

The funding was led by Axelera’s incubator company, Bitfury, a security and infrastructure provider for the Bitcoin blockchain. Nanoelectronics R&D centre imec and...

Web data is driving AI development

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is fast shaping the world around us and is becoming increasingly important within business operations. In fact, research by Deloitte shows that 73% of IT and line-of-business executives see AI as an indispensable part of their current business. It’s clear to see...

Twitter begins labelling ‘good’ bots on the social media platform

Twitter is testing a new feature that will give the good kind of bots some due recognition.

Bots have become a particularly hot topic in recent years, but mainly for negative reasons. We’ve all seen their increased use to share propaganda to sway democratic processes and spread...

AI & Big Data Expo 2021: Ethics, myths and making sense of data

A black and white drawing depicting artificial intelligence.

The global AI market is predicted to snowball over the next few years, reaching a $190.61 billion market value in 2025. By 2030, AI will lead to an estimated $15.7 trillion, or 26% increase in global GDP.

Industry analyst firm Gartner has also predicted that by 2022 companies will...