Buying artificial intelligence – a guide from the WEF

Aug 13, 2020
As part of the World Economic Forum’s ‘Shaping the Future of Technology Governance: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Platform’ project, the WEF is co-designing guidelines for the responsible and effective procurement of artificial intelligence by governments to better meet the...

Cloud adoption by the public sector – use and aspirations

Aug 6, 2020
The need for the public sector to embrace the cloud and other technologies has long been an issue. The public sector consists of vital organisations that are still hugely reliant on legacy solutions and processes, most of which are aware of the benefits digitisation can bring. In a public sector...

Royal Navy – told to Build British

Aug 6, 2020
The UK Ministry of Defence’s contract tender for three new fleet auxiliaries was suspended last year over concerns from maritime unions and domestic shipbuilders about foreign bidders. The FSS project attracted interest from shipbuilders around the world but a review of the UK’s National...

Public sector needs to set rules around AI procurement

Aug 6, 2020
A report published by The Oxford Commission on AI and Good Governance, led by the Oxford Internet Institute, which includes policy recommendations to improve AI procurement in the UK, has warned that “existing frameworks for procurement and implementation are no longer fit for purpose and...

Researchers Confirm Shift in COVID-19 Testing Needed as Country Reopens

Aug 4, 2020
A recent Science Magazine article discusses the radical shift in COVID-19 testing needed to reopen schools and businesses. While the country increased testing throughout the summer, we have not be able to mitigate spread effectively. “Diagnostics experts, public health officials, and...

Are Drones in Ports and Shipping: the next big market for the industry?

Jul 30, 2020
An article in dronelife asks whether drones in ports and shipping are the next big market for the drone industry, as the UK’s Associated British Ports (ABP) moves from a drone pilot programme to drone operations. The ABP, PwC, Aerodyne Group project to use drones to bring value to asset and...