18 July 2018
Welcome to the first edition of AI Roundup - your fortnightly newsletter on AI from around the world. Brought to you this week by Katie and Scarlet.
Over 160 companies working in artificial intelligence have signed a pledge not to develop lethal autonomous weapons.
Newly appointed Health Secretary Matt Hancock came out of the gate vowing to use the skills he developed as digital secretary to give the 70-year-old National Health Service a much-needed refresh. He promised that new apps, data algorithms and treatments based on artificial intelligence will reform health care delivery.
Cisco is to invest £77m in supporting partnership with industry, government and academia to help accelerate digital innovation in the UK, including an ongoing drive around artificial intelligence (AI).
Prowler.io, a Cambridge, U.K.-based machine-learning startup that bills itself as a decision-making platform for any company with complex problems to solve.
The first digital ecosystem has launched in Monterrey with a view to positioning the city as Mexico’s leading tech hub and to help further the digital transformation of the country.
The Information Technology Authority (ITA) of Oman is holding the third edition of its IT Kids Innovation Theatre, a programme to develop children's information technology (IT) skills.
The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden) signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MoU) with General Electric (GE) on Thursday, which focused on exploring possible opportunities to support digital transformation in the industrial sector.
Saudi Arabia is offering fintechs from other countries the opportunity to access its large internal market.
The British University in Dubai has launched a bachelor degree in Artificial Intelligence, the first of its kind in the country.
We are on the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution with advances in AI continuing at a rapid pace. Yet despite its promise, Australian businesses are hesitating to embrace AI, fuelled by misunderstandings and misapprehensions. These have only been exacerbated by the recent headlines of misuse of personal data by tech giants.