New toolkit launched to help organisations using AI to process personal data understand the associated risks and ways of complying with data protection law

Alister Pearson, the ICO’s Senior Policy Officer – Technology has put out a blog on their website which introduces a new beta version of their AI and Data Protection Risk Toolkit. He explains how it can assure organisations that use AI to process personal data that they are processing it in line with the law and how organisations can help the ICO shape a final version. “Understanding how to assess compliance with data protection principles can be challenging in the context of AI. From the exacerbated, and sometimes novel, security…

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Drone technology and AI used in UK-first to tackle litter in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will be the focus of a ground-breaking pilot scheme this summer which will see drone-based technology used to tackle the issue of litter. BCP Council is partnering with the environmental charity Hubbub and McDonald’s to trial a unique approach which will see intelligence gathered from drone data to inform the future placement of bins, street cleansing schedules and behaviour change campaigns to encourage visitors to dispose of their litter responsibly.  The initiative will deploy new drone-based technology to help tackle the scourge of litter in what will…

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UNESCO convenes a global dialogue to break through bias in AI on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day (8 March), UNESCO and the World Economic Forum joined forces to host an online panel on gender equality and women’s leadership in Artificial Intelligence. This timely round-table brought together a range of leading female voices in tech from around the world to confront the deep-rooted gender imbalances skewing the development of artificial intelligence. More than 60,000 viewers participated in the digital event. The event was moderated by Natashya Gutierrez, Editor-in-Chief of VICE Asia. “How do we stop bias? By making sure that women are not only…

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New AI and machine learning training to close industry skills gap

The Institute of Data & Marketing (IDM) can announce a new partnership with the Southampton Data Science Academy (SDSA) to offer a new AI and Machine Learning for Marketers course delivered online. The data-driven marketing industry has been on a path to unlock the value of data to improve the customer experience and to better understand, attract, and retain customers. In the next two decades, AI presents an opportunity to accelerate and enhance the ways organisations harness data, spot trends more effectively, and shift towards predictive rather than historical data…

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UNESCO and Ericsson launch a new portal for teaching AI to students

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rarely out of the news – especially during these challenging times, when AI has been suggested as a tool to help end the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many people do not have a full understanding of what AI actually means, how it works, or how it might help. UNESCO and Ericsson are proud to launch the Teaching AI for K-12 Portal. This portal will provide a one-stop repository of resources for all educators around the world. The aim is to help curriculum developers and teachers to better…

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