Eligo Technology News Round Up 25/11/2016


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Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news round up, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 24/11/2016 more US based tech giants expand to create UK jobs, how AI can help to accelerate cancer research and Bletchly Park becomes the school for next generation cyber talent.


American tech giants to create hundreds of UK jobs

Apple announced back in September that it would be bringing together its eight sites across the UK (with over 1,400 employees) to one new office in the newly developed Battersea Power Station. Google also confirmed their plans to build a new headquarters at Kings Cross station, with the aim of creating 3,000 new jobs in the UK by 2020. Following suit, Facebook recently announced that when it opens its new UK headquarters next year it will enlarge its workforce by half to 1,500 jobs.

Read more here (The Economist) 24/11/2016

Studies show how AI can help with cancer research

NVIDIA a visual computing business has announced a collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, the U.S. Department of Energy and other national labs to develop AI software for cancer research. The aim is to develop an AI framework called CANDLE (Cancer Distributed Learning Environment, to bring deep learning to cancer research. This aims to help researchers understand how patients respond to drugs, determine best treatment for patients and help to learn more about how the body hosts cancer.

Read more here
(SD Times) 17/11/2016

The software firm that starts work at 9.06 am

Pivotal Software are one of the few companies that ask their workforce to start every day at an oddly specific time, and for a good reason. The founder Rob Mee believes that it is all about making the working day as efficient as possible and offers employees a free breakfast before work starts at 9.06am. This is said to give employees a reason to get in earlier and make sure everyone finishes and leaves the office at 6pm sharp, with no evening work allowed. Mr Mee explains “Programmers don’t programme well if they are too tired, so we don’t want them working late into the night.”

Read more here (BBC news) 21/11/2016


Bletchley Park to house the UK’s next generation of cyber talent

The renowned WWII code breaking site Bletchley Park is to be refurbished as the country’s first National College of Cyber Security that will host the next generation of UK’s cyber experts. The first cohort of students between the ages of 16-19 are expected to attend the free school from September 2018. This news follows the increasing demand from companies for cyber security expertise in recent years as business firms battle against digital cyber-attacks.

Read more here (City A.M) 24/11/2016


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