About time Big Business learned from small business

The uneven spread of the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the UK is striking. A new report shows 90% of large organisations are already working on AI solutions but less than 50% of smaller businesses are in the game. The DCMS report – Data foundations and AI adoption in the UK private and third sectors – out yesterday looks […]

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Why don’t you have a digital strategy?

As a CEO I was asked by the Board to draw up a digital strategy and find a digital champion to join the Board.  Sounds like a great idea, right? Well I found out it was exactly wrong. I talked to many technical experts as I investigated how to create a digital strategy and quickly realised two things: Most organisations […]

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Is AI ethics ahead of its time?

If you asked 602 technology innovators, business leaders, researchers and policy specialists how universal AI ethics will be by 2030, just how upbeat do you think they would be?  This month a survey from Pew Research Center and Elon University asked tech experts what progress they thought would be made on creating ethical artificial intelligence by 2030.  A massive 68% reported […]

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Sue Turner awarded an OBE

Sue Turner, founding Director of AI Governance and a West of England business and charity leader, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List by being awarded an OBE for Services to Social Justice. Growing up in a small town outside Bolton which was plagued by unemployment, addiction and poverty, Sue was brought up by her Mum, a hard-working […]

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Bitcoin, hen’s teeth and my weekend

Some of the artificial intelligence (AI) projects I’ve been working on lately have proved a bit too much for my seven year old HP laptop. When a seemingly straightforward image classification project needs to be left running for 12 hours overnight in order to crunch hundreds of thousands of images through machine learning code, then you know you have a […]

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