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The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI), a panel that advises the UK government on artificial intelligence and data-driven technology, has said public bodies should be required to publish information on how the decision to use an algorithm was …
McKinsey’s David DeLallo and Kay Firth-Butterfield, the head of AI and machine learning at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, discuss how individual governments are strategizing on how best to use AI to benefit their …
UK public sector buyers will be required to publish notices for procurements to the new UK e-notification service Find a Tender (FTS) from 11pm on Dec. 31, 2020. In a Procurement Policy Note (PPN), the Cabinet Office said public sector buyers must …
The Sustainable Procurement Pledge (SPP) is now a year old — it began as a community of like-minded procurement people from industry, academia and third sector who are committed to embedding sustainability into their procurement practices — and its ranks are …
The UK government is creating a £1bn-plus framework to allow organisations across the public sector to buy a comprehensive range of back-office software tools direct from major vendors. The framework, which will be worth an estimated £1.2bn, is due come …
A Whitehall spending watchdog report ‘will do little to quell concerns about cronyism in UK government procurement’- says OpenDemocracy. It would appear that more than £10 billion of contracts were awarded by the UK government without competition during the sourcing …
The guidance states that “In order to understand the cyber risk to your business, you should conduct a Cyber Risk Assessment. This will help to ensure that your approach to cyber security is proportionate. Whilst there is no prescribed format …
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has signed a three-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the UK government to accelerate the adoption of cloud within the public sector, while also providing opportunities for civil servants to bolster their own tech skills, writes …
The Danish finance ministry has launched new measures intended to make public procurement more sustainable. It is termed a ‘bold and ambitious proposal’ to turn public procurement green by 2030. According to officials, millions are spent each year on items …
Kim Kardashian West was given the “most thoughtful gift of a lifetime.” Her husband surprised her with a life-like hologram of her late father, Robert Kardashian, giving her a special happy birthday message. This sentimental production was made possible by …