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UK announces over £100M to support ‘agile’ AI regulation

The UK government has announced over £100 million in new funding to support an “agile” approach to AI regulation. This includes £10 million to prepare and upskill regulators to address the risks and opportunities of AI across sectors like telecoms, healthcare, and education.  The investment comes at a vital time, as research from Thoughtworks shows…

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AUKUS trial advances AI for military operations

The UK armed forces and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) recently collaborated with the militaries of Australia and the US as part of the AUKUS partnership in a landmark trial focused on AI and autonomous systems.  The trial, called Trusted Operation of Robotic Vehicles in Contested Environments (TORVICE), was held in Australia under the…

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How symmetry can come to the aid of machine learning | MIT News

Behrooz Tahmasebi — an MIT PhD student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and an affiliate of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) — was taking a mathematics course on differential equations in late 2021 when a glimmer of inspiration struck. In that class, he learned for the first…

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Doctors have more difficulty diagnosing disease when looking at images of darker skin | MIT News

When diagnosing skin diseases based solely on images of a patient’s skin, doctors do not perform as well when the patient has darker skin, according to a new study from MIT researchers. The study, which included more than 1,000 dermatologists and general practitioners, found that dermatologists accurately characterized about 38 percent of the images they…

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AI won’t lead to mass job losses

Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England, has rebutted fears that AI will lead to widespread unemployment. “I’m an economic historian, before I became a central banker. Economies adapt, jobs adapt, and we learn to work with it. And I think, you get a better result by people with machines than with machines on…

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Experts from 30 nations will contribute to global AI safety report

Leading experts from 30 nations across the globe will advise on a landmark report assessing the capabilities and risks of AI systems.  The International Scientific Report on Advanced AI Safety aims to bring together the best scientific research on AI safety to inform policymakers and future discussions on the safe development of AI technology. The…

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UK and Canada sign AI compute agreement

The UK and Canada have signed a landmark agreement to collaborate on the computing power needed to advance AI research and development.  The new Memorandum of Understanding on compute was signed in Ottawa by UK Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan and Canadian Minister for Innovation, Science and Industry François-Phillippe Champagne. It cements the two countries’ partnership…

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How will AI impact the gambling industry?

The gambling industry, perpetually dynamic and adaptive to technological advancements, is experiencing a significant transformation with the integration of AI. The use of AI within this sector is reshaping the gambling landscape, bringing about profound changes in various facets of gambling operations and customer experiences.  Using AI in gambling experiences opens up new dimensions of…

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OpenAI and Common Sense Media will promote safe AI use by families

OpenAI has announced a partnership with nonprofit Common Sense Media to educate families on responsible AI use. Leaders from both organisations shared the news onstage at the Common Sense Summit for America’s Kids and Families. Through the collaboration, OpenAI and Common Sense aim to empower parents, educators, and teens to use AI tools safely and…

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Financial services introducing AI but hindered by data issues

According to research by EXL, around 89 percent of insurance and banking firms in the UK have introduced AI solutions over the past year. However, issues with data optimisation could hinder their impact. The researchers surveyed executives at top UK insurers and lenders about their AI strategies and found that 44 percent have deployed AI…

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