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Meta gaming AI can beat you at Diplomacy using natural language
Meta has developed a board game-playing AI that can beat humans at Diplomacy, a strategy game requiring negotiation and conversation. The AI named CICERO was built by Facebook's parent company to learn how to play the game through trial and error without human players knowing they are negotiating with a machine. To play the game,... Read More

Asia GDP set to grow by S$1.4tn thanks to the Metaverse

New research finds that innovations and experiences brought about by the Metaverse are expected to boost GDP in Asia by between S$0.8 trillion and S$1.4 trillion by 2035, if investments are made over the next decade. The Metaverse report from Deloitte, called The Metaverse in Asia – strategies for accelerating economic impact, points to positive… Read More

IBM Reveals Breakthrough for Quantum Supercomputing

IBM has announced new breakthroughs in hardware and software that outlines the path towards quantum supercomputing. The new IBM Osprey processor has a qubit count of 433, making it the largest of any IBM quantum processor and more than triple of its predecessor – the IBM Eagle, which was unveiled in 2021. “[The IBM Osprey]… Read More

Citeline, Norstella Merge to Form $5bn Pharma Tech Company

Norstella and Citeline have completed a $5 billion merger to form one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical intelligence solutions providers. More than 1,600 employees make up Norstella’s five brands: Evaluate, MMIT, Panalgo, The Dedham Group, and now Citeline. “We believe that patient access starts with identifying unmet needs and doesn’t end until a patient has… Read More

IBM begins quantum computer installation at Cleveland Clinic

IBM has begun installing its first on-premise private-sector quantum computer at Cleveland Clinic, a healthcare organization in Ohio. Delivery of the computer known as IBM Quantum System One is the first key accomplishment in the Cleveland Clinic – IBM Discovery Accelerator, a ten-year partnership aimed at increasing the pace of medical research. “The current pace of… Read More

Tech Show London awarded Best UK Tradeshow at AEO Excellence Awards

On Friday 24th June 2022 at Grosvenor House, Park Lane in London, Tech Show London was named the Best UK Tradeshow between 2,000 – 8,000sqm by AEO. The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) is the trade body representing companies which conceive, create, develop or manage trade and consumer events. It is run by its members… Read More

Research shows organisations expect to ramp up tech investment post Covid-19

Investment in new tech by businesses is likely to increase despite uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic, new research suggests.

A survey of IT professionals by CWJobs as part of its annual Confidence Index found that almost half (49%) of senior staff believe they will increase their tech budget in the wake of the outbreak.

WEBINAR: Improve data flow for your digital business

Vertiv is bringing its CIBSE-approved continuing professional development (CPD) seminars online for contractors, building service and consulting engineers.

The free seminars will focus on popular critical power and thermal management topics. Online or on-demand attendance contributes to CIBSE CPD requirements and attendees will receive a CIBSE-qualified CPD certificate.

One fifth of UK organisations yet to adopt data or analytics tools

Almost a fifth of organisations in the UK are not using any data analytics tools across their business, new research has revealed.

Data analytics company TrueCue, launched by global technology firm Concentra this year, interviewed 100 data and IT professionals at London’s Big Data & AI World last March, to understand how they were currently analysing data within their organisation.

They discovered a large number of the nation’s organisations are still reliant on skilled workers to perform manual processes that would take computers seconds to complete.

Data and security tools overtaking collaboration tools as fasted growing enterprise apps

Cloud identity access and management platform Okta has published its latest Businesses @ Work report, offering fresh insights into the new applications taking over the workforce. 

As Okta is used by thousands of companies to securely integrate their application portfolios, the company’s user data provides a useful indication of application trends.

Whereas previous reports highlighted collaboration tools such as Slack and Zoom as the fasted growing apps, this year’s research suggests we are entering a new period dominated by data and security tools.

Lloyds Banking Group lines up Microsoft Azure as part of £3 billion tech splurge

Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) has partnered with Microsoft to accelerate the group’s digital transformation as part of a multibillion-pound tech investment pledge announced two years ago.

The strategic partnership will see the tech giant develop a “modern digital workplace” for the group, which has committed to investing £3 billion in technology to bring its offerings up to speed with agile challenger banks like Monzo and Revolut.

Under the partnership, LBG will get the full force of Microsoft Managed Desktop: Office 365 productivity tools, Microsoft-managed security and feature updates, and a cloud-based “advanced device solution” to support the group’s currency management. 

Technology convention CES a huge opportunity for UK businesses says, trade minister 

Technology convention CES is a “huge opportunity” for British businesses to showcase themselves to the world, the UK’s International Trade Minister has said. Graham Stuart is leading an official delegation of 67 companies representing the UK at the Las Vegas tech show, which opens on Tuesday. The four-day event attracts more than 150,000 visitors and is one of the biggest events in the industry calendar.