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.

Reliable health information through Amazon Alexa

The NHS is collaborating with Amazon to provide reliable health information from the NHS website through voice-assisted technology.

Investment in digital connectivity key for environment

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport has outlined how to deliver digital connectivity post Brexit.

NHS must take urgent steps against hacking

Researchers have claimed that the NHS must take urgent steps to defend against cyber threats which could risk the safety of patients.

G-Cloud 11 goes live with 4,200 suppliers

Thousands of small businesses have won the chance to bid to supply cloud computing services to government bodies.

Schools to run first Computing Hubs

The NCCE has announced the first 23 schools and colleges that will be leading Computing Hubs in their area.

Wales gives all NHS staff access to Microsoft 365

All public sector health workers in Wales are to be given access to Microsoft programs, such as Outlook and Teams.

NHS aims to be a world leader in AI

NHS England has urged technology firms to help the health service become a world leader in the use of AI and machine learning.

New tech innovations being introduced across NHS

Simon Stevens announced that over 400,000 more patients will benefit this year from new tests, procedures and treatments as part of the Long Term Plan.

New marketplace to improve public sector tech access

The government has launched a new marketplace for innovation, providing a smarter way for public sector customers to access the very latest technologies.

New accreditation standard for digital skills courses

The IoC will work with BCS to develop a new industry relevant accreditation standard for digital skills courses across the UK.

Skype helping prevent avoidable hospital trips

Skype is helping older people get faster care, reduce avoidable ambulance call-outs and help people stay out of hospital.

Rise in large numbers of public sector cyber attacks

New research has revealed that nearly a fifth of UK public sector organisations reported over 1,000 cyber attacks last year.