Met boss blasts ’inaccurate’ facial recognition critics

Cressida Dick has again defended the use of facial recognition technology by the police, saying that critics of its use are ‘ill-informed’.

New Welsh digital public services centre

Finance Minister Rebecca Evans has announced that testing for a new digital public services centre will begin in Wales.

Consultation launched on private data and NHS activity

A consultation has been launched as part of the next phase of a programme to align private healthcare data with NHS recorded activity.

Local digital adult social care projects awarded £4.5m

A total of 16 organisations that provide and commission adult social care services are to receive a share of £4.5 million.

Manchester to trial early years technology

Parents and health professionals in Greater Manchester will be the first in the UK to use innovative technology.

Distrust biggest barrier for patients using the internet

New research has found that a lack of skills and a distrust of health information online are two of the biggest barriers for patients to use the in

UK’s cyber security sector worth £8.3 billion

A new report has revealed that the number of active cyber security firms in the UK has increased 44 per cent from 2017.

Scotland promises ambitious investment in broadband

The Scottish Government will go beyond its commitment to provide superfast broadband to all premises across Scotland.

£40 million to reduce NHS staff login times

The government will provide £40 million to transform slow login times, one of the main technology frustrations facing NHS staff.

Digital revolution urged for in the property sector

Esther McVey is announcing governmental plans to release data held by local bodies to enable the UK PropTech sector to thrive.

Virtual patients arrive at Norfolk & Norwich

Junior doctors at NNUH will be helped to hone their skills with the introduction of an innovative new teaching technology.

Better protection from hostile cyber attacks for businesses

British businesses and the public are set to be better protected from hostile cyber attacks and online threats.

Third of councils using algorithms to make welfare decisions

One in three councils are using computer algorithms to help make decisions about benefit claims and other welfare issues.

National AI lab to be established for NHS

The government has announced £250 million of funding to be invested in artificial intelligence.

Virtual GP service ‘risks destabilising care’

Martin Rowland has warned that the expansion of the NHS GP at Hand service risks ‘destabilising care’ for the most complex and vulnerable cases.

AI to be used for local roads health-check

New DfT funding will see innovative AI technology to be used to develop a thorough understanding of Britain’s road markings.

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