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Tinder is charging young gay and lesbian users and over-30s up to 48% more

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Tinder is charging young gay and lesbian users and people over 30 up to 48 per cent more for its premium service, an investigation has revealed. Consumer group Which? said its findings suggest possible discrimination and a potential breach of UK law by the popular dating app. Tinder said it was'categorically untrue' that its pricing structure discriminates by sexual preference. It would not explain why people are charged different prices for its Tinder Plus service, rather than just a blanket fee, but did admit that older people have to pay more in some countries. The dating app claimed that this price difference was'a discount for younger users', but Which?


La veille de la cybersécurité

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A top technology adviser to the judiciary has proposed the creation of a new institute of legal innovation that would spot gaps in the law thrown up by technologies such as crypto assets and AI, and promote the greater use of English law in global business contracts. Professor Richard Susskind, technology adviser to the Lord Chief Justice and a director of think-tank LegalUK, believes an independent body, along the lines of the Alan Turing Institute, which pioneers research into artificial intelligence, would highlight areas of law that had failed to keep up with innovation. The institute would also promote English law to global companies as the law of choice to govern transactions in new areas such as blockchain. The proposal comes as some lawyers are concerned that England's legal sector, which employs 365,000 people, could lose out to rival centres such as Singapore and Dubai if its legislation fails to keep pace with advancing tech.


Content metadata: why keyword extraction requires automated labelling -- EDIA

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Keywords are no science but an art. There is no such thing as'the right keyword,' as we're talking about a core concept incorporated into a piece of content in the broadest form. Texts don't necessarily need to contain an exact keyword. For example, if the term'European Union' is used several times, 'European Commission' may be a suitable keyword even though the writer never uses the term. Despite this fluid definition, keywords should be understandable to those who try to find the right ones.


Deliverable 1: principles for the evaluation of artificial intelligence or machine learning-enabled medical devices to assure safety, effectiveness and ethicality

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As part of the G7's health track artificial intelligence (AI) governance workstream 2021, member states committed to the creation of 2 deliverables on the subject of governance: These papers are complementary and should therefore be read in combination to gain a more complete picture of the G7's stance on the governance of AI in health. This paper is the result of a concerted effort by G7 nations to contribute to the creation of harmonised principles for the evaluation of AI/ML-enabled medical devices, and the promotion of their effectiveness, performance, safety and ethicality. A total of 3 working group sessions were held to reach consensus on the content of this paper. The rapid emergence of AI/ML-enabled medical devices provides novel challenges to current regulatory and governance systems, which are based on more traditional forms of Software as a Medical Device (SaMD). Regulators, international standards bodies[footnote 2] and health technology assessors across the world are grappling with how they can provide assurance that AI/ML-enabled medical devices are safe, effective and performant – not just under test conditions but in the real world.


Can new UK Hub shape global AI standards?

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Hot on the heels of the UK's National AI Strategy - launched in September last year - comes the AI Standards Hub, a new government initiative, proposed in the Strategy, which aims to shape global standards for the technology. Britain's Alan Turing Institute, the London-based AI and data science organization founded in 2015, will lead the pilot, with support from the British Standards Institution (the BSI) and metrology institute the National Physical Laboratory. Three august and widely respected bodies, backed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the UK's Office for AI, which sits across DCMS and what is still called the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), even though the Prime Minister scrapped the Industrial Strategy last year - arguably the one bit of government that had been working. That aside, the move adds some much-needed substance to Whitehall claims of world leadership in AI and the UK being a "science and technology superpower". It does this by seeking to focus the debate on standards and regulation at global scale.


New UK initiative to shape global standards for Artificial Intelligence

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The Alan Turing Institute, supported by the British Standards Institution (BSI) and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), will pilot a new UK government initiative aiming to shape global technical standards for Artificial Intelligence and expand the country's contribution to the field. The hub is backed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Office for AI (OAI). The new AI Standard Hub will create practical tools for businesses, bring the UK's AI community together through a new online platform, and develop educational materials to help organisations contribute, develop and meet global standards. This will help put the UK at the forefront of this rapidly developing area. The Hub is part of the National AI Strategy and will aim to increase UK contribution to development of global AI technical standards.


SambaNova Systems set to propel OTP Bank into the age of Artificial Intelligence

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OTP Bank has selected SambaNova Systems to help build Europe's fastest AI Supercomputer, positioning OTP Group and the Ministry for Innovation and Technology (MIT) of Hungary as European leaders in the modern day space race to a post AI business. The partnership and plan is to create the fastest AI supercomputer in Europe in the coming 100 days in an attempt to leapfrog both Wall Street and Western European competitors in the AI race. OTP Bank is looking to produce an AI system to be used for national research. This research will help to aid the private and public sectors, as well as higher education across all of Central and Eastern Europe in cooperation with the ITM of Hungary. When speaking to Co-founder and CEO of SambaNova Systems, Rodrigo Liang, alongside Marshall Choy, Senior Vice President and Head of Product at SambaNova Systems, it became easier to understand the scale of the project at hand.


AI Standards Hub – a new UK initiative

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The Alan Turing Institute, supported by the British Standards Institution (BSI) and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), will pilot a new UK government initiative with the goal of helping to shape global technical standards for artificial intelligence. This initiative, called the "AI Standards Hub" will be tasked with creating practical tools for businesses, bringing the UK's AI community together through a new online platform, and developing educational materials to help organisations contribute, develop and meet global standards. The Hub is part of the UK national AI strategy. Ahead of the pilot's launch, there will be a series of roundtables with a wide range of organisations led by The Alan Turing Institute to shape the Hub's activities. The move follows the December 2021 launch of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation's (CDEI) roadmap to an effective AI assurance ecosystem, which is also part of the National AI Strategy.


New UK initiative to shape global standards for Artificial Intelligence

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The new AI Standard Hub will create practical tools for businesses, bring the UK's AI community together through a new online platform, and develop educational materials to help organisations develop and benefit from global standards. This will help put the UK at the forefront of this rapidly developing area. The Hub will work to improve the governance of AI, complement pro-innovation regulation and unlock the huge economic potential of these technologies to boost investment and employment now the UK has left the European Union. BSI, the UK National Standards Body, and NPL, the country's national metrology institute, will share their world-class expertise in developing standards and research to deliver the pilot with The Alan Turing Institute, the national institute for data science and AI. The hub is backed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Office for AI (OAI).