Technology News Roundup 25/05/2018

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In this week’s tech news, Apple’s new privacy policy lets you download everything it knows about you, Samsung is set to create 150 jobs with its new AI hub in Cambridge, London Hospitals to use AI to address poor waiting times, new report on digital transformation reveals the rise of the application developer and Uber picks Paris for new EU tech hub focusing on flying taxis. 
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Apple’s new privacy policy lets you download everything it knows about you

In response to the new GDPR (the came into force today) Apple updated it Privacy policy on Tuesday and as part of the update, it debuted a new tool that allows you to easily download all of the data that Apple has about you. On Wednesday it also launched a new website that allows you to correct your personal data or if wish, delete your Apple account entirely.

Click here to read more about Apple’s updated privacy policy
(UK Business Insider) 23/05/2018

 


 

Samsung to create 150 jobs with its new Cambridge AI hub

The Korean giant Samsung is set to open a new Artificial Intelligence lab in Cambridge, focusing on projects such as emotion recognition and medical prediction. With the new launch, Samsung have said that the centre will bring 150 jobs to the UK as it expands its research and development workforce in the country from 250 to 400 people.

Click here to read more about Samsung creating 150 jobs with its new AI hub
(Telegraph) 22/05/2018

 


 

London hospitals to use AI to address poor A&E waiting times and diagnose cancer  

A new partnership between University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and the Alan Turing Institute has been announced and with it comes the news that in some instances, doctors will be replaced by AI in an attempt to build efficiency. The overall aim of the partnership is to apply game-changing benefits of machine learning to the NHS from reducing A&E waiting times to identifying patients who are likely to fail to attend appointments.

Click here to read more about London hospital utilising AI
(UKTN) 21/05/2018

 


 

NoSQL, data governance and the rise of the application developer

A recent survey of digital innovation including 450 heads of digital transformation for companies across the US, UK, France and Germany by Couchbase revealed that 80% of companies are at risk of being left behind. This shows that today the stakes are high for application developers and in an app-driven world more users are turning to the more agile, responsive and scalable NoSQL database.

Click here to read more about NoSQL and the rise of the application developer
(SDTimes) 24/05/2018

 


Uber picks Paris for new EU tech hub focusing on flying taxis

Uber announced on Thursday that it will be building a new advanced tech centre in Paris for researching focused on a flying taxi Uber Elevate project. When launched the UberAir, as it will be known, will be on the hunt for a third international city to bid for the chance to have demonstration flights, alongside Dallas and Los Angeles.

Click here to read more about Uber flying taxis tech in Paris
(City AM) 24/05/2018

 


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