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The EU broke new ground on 21 April 2021 by issuing the draft of its proposed harmonised legal framework on AI (the "AI Act"), the first attempt worldwide to specifically regulate this rapidly developing and often misunderstood branch of technology.
Read the full article on the Slaughter and May website here.
UK councils have a huge opportunity to improve services through the use of smart city technologies - but they must avoid the cyber security risks
The digital infrastructure revolution will help us build back better and safer from the pandemic and if we make sure we have the right security in place, it will bring the immense benefits of technology to people up and down the country.
Read the full article on Computer Weekly here.
Sitel Group®, a global leader in customer experience (CX) products and solutions, announced today that while most brands recognize the benefits of building customer loyalty, recognizing and acting on the fundamental drivers of customer loyalty can be a complex task that if not done correctly, can lead to damaged reputation and negative perceptions among consumers.
Read the full article on the Cision here.
In the UK, half of the country's police forces are now using software provided by US-Israeli firm Nice to cut down on the time taken to collect video evidence, and then store it securely in the cloud.
One of our member, Teleperformance, was named on this article as a leading global provider of call centres for companies and health providers.
The latest BPS Operations Supplier Prospects looks at the Top Ten leading players (by revenue) in the UK SITS BPS Operations market, and assess what they will need to do to be successful now and beyond.
Read the full article on TechMarketView here.
NTT Data has launched a dedicated insurance website, emphasising NTT Data’s longstanding experience within the sector alongside its capabilities as an innovation partner.
Distributed addresses a very real and pressing need within the digital skills market. The start-up offers clients access to a distributed workforce (that can be located anywhere) of qualified and vetted freelance coders and developers that organisations can deploy on their digital projects.
Today IBM announced its intention to spin off the Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division into a new public company (“NewCo”), creating two industry-leading companies.
NewCo will be the #1 managed infrastructure services company, entirely focused on next-generation managed infrastructure services and service delivery excellence.
IBM will be the #1 hybrid cloud platform and AI company with $59B in revenue, bolstered by the acquisition of Red Hat. IBM will deliver significant value while accelerating the business transformation toward cognitive enterprise with a comprehensive suite of services.
You can learn more about their announcement here
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The new rules distinguish between high and low risk AI systems
For AI deemed to be high risk, member states would have to apply far more oversight, including the need to appoint assessment bodies to test, certify and inspect these systems.
Read the full article on the BBC News – Technology site Here
Fido Alliance’s device onboarding protocol will automate the process of connecting internet-of-things devices to device management platforms while improving security.
“Businesses recognise the huge potential of the IoT and the enormous benefits it can bring to manufacturing, retail, healthcare, transportation, logistics and more.”
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