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Confronting fears is the first step to enterprise AI adoption
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IT leaders globally strive to overcome concerns over bias, governance and accuracy, whilst under pressure to rapidly adopt AI to stay competitive, a Juniper Networks survey reveals.
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BABL AI joins US consortium to promote safer AI systems
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AI tech firm BABL AI joins the US AI Safety Institute Consortium (AISIC) to foster the growth of trustworthy and safe AI systems, affirming a shared commitment to align AI with societal norms.
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Privacy Commissioner scrutinises Foodstuffs' facial recognition trial
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Privacy Commissioner scrutinises Foodstuffs North Island's facial recognition trial over potential privacy issues and concerns about accuracy and bias among New Zealand's diverse populations.
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Setting the AI agenda in 2024: what does the C-suite think?
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AI's impact on nearly 40% of jobs requires swift actions to ensure compliance in 2024, but a gap in technical knowledge poses challenges.
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Beyond the hype: Navigating the future of generative AI
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AI is transitioning from novelty to business essential with generative AI tools bringing value to marketing and beyond, driving fact-based decisions, and addressing ethics and privacy concerns.
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Milestone Systems adopts G7 Code of Conduct for AI systems
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Milestone Systems, a leading video tech software firm, pioneers the adoption of the G7 Code of Conduct for Advanced AI systems, promising to build software with trust, transparency and accountability.
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Seagate releases fifth annual Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Report
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Seagate Technology unveils its fifth annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report, revealing significant advancements in multiple imperative areas.
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CEOs fear AI & climate change could sink firms – report
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Global CEOs voice rising concern over long-term corporate sustainability, citing advancements in AI and climate disruption, as per PwC survey.
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Countdown to 2024: Four AI-driven trends you must be ready for
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AI-driven trends spearhead seismic shifts in the security industry, with AI-led video technology redefining the landscape, moving beyond passive observation to proactive solutions by 2024.
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Investors doubt sincerity of corporate sustainability reports, PwC survey reveals
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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94% of investors doubt the credibility of corporations' sustainability reports, suggests 2023 PwC Global Survey.
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UK businesses call for increased government investment in AI sector
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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43% of UK businesses call for increased government investment in the artificial intelligence sector, reveals Zoho survey.
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Australian businesses increase AI investment for improved productivity
Thu, 14th Dec 2023
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Australian firms are beefing up their AI investments to enhance productivity, and counter cyber threats, a new survey reveals.
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Dell Technologies predicts major tech shifts in Asia Pacific & Japan
Mon, 4th Dec 2023
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In a media briefing, Dell Technologies shared key tech trends set to shape the Asia Pacific and Japan region in 2024.
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Over half of UK HR professionals considering AI adoption, reveals report
Wed, 29th Nov 2023
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Over 50% of UK HR professionals are already using artificial intelligence (AI) or seriously considering its adoption, says report.
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Salesforce fulfils pledge to offer 500,000 upskilling opportunities for women
Mon, 20th Nov 2023
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Salesforce surpasses pledge by providing 500,000 upskilling opportunities for women in the Indo-Pacific region.
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New Relic launches industry-first AI powered app performance monitoring solution
Wed, 15th Nov 2023
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New Relic unveils the industry's first AI application performance monitor, providing unprecedented visibility into AI stacks.
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ECI Software Solutions shortlisted for two global industry accolades
Wed, 8th Nov 2023
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ECI Software Solutions has been nominated for the Stratus Award for Cloud Computing and a Stevie Award for Women in Business.
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UK Women in Tech Awards 2023 shine on outstanding contributors
Sat, 14th Oct 2023
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The Women in Tech Awards 2023 celebrated women professionals making significant contributions to the industry.
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Call for action on UK digital skills gap for women
Wed, 11th Oct 2023
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UK leaders call for action to alleviate the digital skills gap, especially for women, amid rising tech sector demand.
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Tech industry's skills gap & bias towards top universities limiting diversity
Fri, 6th Oct 2023
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A 'Diversity in Tech' report indicates a skills gap and bias towards top universities limits tech industry diversity.
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Australia's gender-based skills gap in AI: Women risk becoming left behind
Tue, 26th Sep 2023
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Alarming gender-based skills gap in AI discovered in Australia, with men twice as likely to use AI tools in the workplace.
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Generative AI users have data privacy and bias concerns: Applause
Fri, 15th Sep 2023
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cloud services
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Despite concerns Applause global survey reveals that 79% of respondents actively use generative AI services, with ChatGPT being the most popular.
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Datacom, Yoobee partnership to increase women in tech
Wed, 10th May 2023
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The partnership delivers course-to-career scholarships and help balance the gender scales by supporting more women into New Zealand's technology workforce.
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IWD 2023: Bridging the gender gap in cybersecurity
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, with the rapid rollout of technology heightening the demand for IT security services.