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The female tech entrepreneur that's propelling London's AI revolution

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Goldstaub, aged 31, is the co-founder of CognitionX, which aims to bring clarity to the fast-paced world of artificial intelligence (AI). "We're like a Ghostbusters hotline," she says. "When you feel lost and wonder who you're going to call we have researchers who can answer big questions. AI will be the next industrial revolution, it's happening quicker than anything we have ever seen. This month's NHS hack is just the latest reminder of how fast technology is developing and Goldstaub says it illustrates the need for widespread education and "collaboration beyond the tech sector, with government, academia and business talking about moving forwards with new tools".


Meet the pair preparing London (and the world) for our AI future

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In the last few years, gradually, and despite lamentations from the old guard, the world has started to accept the reality of a new economy. Whatever nomenclature one denotes the phenomenon, it is clear that it is here to stay. What is clearer, at least to Charlie Muirhead and Tabitha Goldstaub, is that for the UK to stay ahead of the curve, there is absolutely no time to waste in adapting to Artificial Intelligence. "I've spent 20 years building tech companies," says Muirhead, a serial entrepreneur who has founded a menagerie of distinguished firms, starting when he was just 18. "It's absolutely my passion, I love doing it, and two years ago, we were thinking: 'what's the next opportunity to focus on?' We wanted to make a contribution – something not to make money."


Exit poll: Anti-immigrant SDS party leads in Slovenia election

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The SDS party of veteran right-wing leader Janez Jansa is leading in Slovenia's parliamentary election, according to an exit poll published after voting ended on Sunday. The exit poll for public television gave Jansa's SDS 24.4 percent with the "anti-system" party of comedian-turned-politician Marjan Sarec coming second on 12.6 percent. If confirmed in official results, the results mean a coalition government likely will have to be formed. Preliminary results will be issued by the State Election Commission later on Sunday. Jansa was forced to resign five years ago after a corruption scandal but has made a comeback, thanks in part to his strong rhetoric on immigration.


Slovenia: Anti-immigration party to make gains as polls open

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Polls have opened in Slovenia for the country's parliamentary elections with the anti-immigration Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) set to pick up most votes. SDS leader and former Prime Minister Janez Jansa was forced to resign five years ago after a corruption scandal but has made a comeback, thanks in part to his strong rhetoric on immigration. The right-wing leader, who formed a close partnership with populist Hungarian leader Viktor Orban, has vowed to defend the "Schengen border of Europe". Slovenia was a key transit route for migrants and refugees trying to reach northern European states during the European refugee crisis of 2015. Most were fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.


AI UK – an event from The Turing Institute

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The Turing Institute is the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. On 23-24 March they held an event to showcase the very best AI academic content in the UK. Here, we give a flavour of the proceedings and highlight some of the interesting sessions and panel debates that took place on the first day. As the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, The Turing Institute brings together people from a range of disciplines, and works with universities, centres of research excellence, industry and the public sector. The Institute has three main goals: 1) to advance world-class research and apply it to real-world problems, 2) to train the leaders of the future, 3) to lead the public conversation.