Drone strike that killed Reyaad Khan 'not transparent'

Al Jazeera

British politicians who examined the details of a drone strike which killed a British man in Syria said they were disappointed by the government's lack of transparency during investigations.

Artificial intelligence and the healthcare sector - Information Age


Last Friday, the government revealed how the budget for more investment in cutting-edge technology and innovation would be split, with business secretary Greg Clark announcing that robotics and AI will be receiving £93 million as part of the government's £1 billion Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – impacting a range of sectors, including healthcare.

5 Artificial Intelligence and Data Predictions for 2017


The Artificial Intelligence environment and the Data that powers it, look very different from a year ago. The predictions below broadly consider the public landscape over the coming year, some of the challenges to consider and how to keep things moving in the right direction.

Netflix finds a path into China through Baidu streaming service

Los Angeles Times

Global streaming giant Netflix has finally found a doorway into the vast Chinese entertainment market, months after pulling back on efforts to launch its service there.

AI report fed by DeepMind, Amazon, Uber urges greater access to public sector data sets


What are tech titans Google, Amazon and Uber agitating for to further the march of machine learning technology and ultimately inject more fuel in the engines of their own dominant platforms? Unsurprisingly, they're after access to data.

Driverless pods plot new course to overtake humans

The Guardian

In a little over two years, a fleet of driverless cars will make its way from Oxford to London, completing the entire journey from start to finish without human intervention, including on urban streets and motorways.

The AI Economy is Reserved for the Highly Skilled – Intuition Machine – Medium


Thomas Frey has a thought provoking article "78 Skills that are Difficult to Automate". Frey breaks down the categories of jobs that he believes will remain "safe" from automation:

Artificial intelligence: Why policy-makers must move to lessen fears of potential job losses


The emerging wave of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is expected to bring about a significant shift in the factors of production in the global economy. There is now a high degree of agreement that a significantly large number of workers in several sectors will become redundant. It is, therefore, important to swiftly implement the palliative measures which can neutralise the impact of the new age technologies.

Knowledge Hub


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developing fast and its application across industries could, and arguably should, be about to reshape the way we structure our approach to labour and the workforce. Given this proposition, we need to examine exactly what so-called'machine intelligence' in the shape of AI could bring to modern business processes.

The disruption and promise of artificial intelligence


There's no shortage of books, news articles and comments in social media about how artificial intelligence (A.I.) is shaping our future. Although it's still blazing a trail, we're on the brink of A.I. disruption that will change all industries and society at a very deep and fundamental level. I believe it will be one of the next great wealth generators.