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Meta announces measures against misuse of AI in European elections

Facebook owner, Meta, said it will create a team to combat disinformation and the misuse of generative artificial intelligence (AI) leading up to the European Parliament elections.  The news has... Read More


UK officially rejoins £80bn Horizon research programme

The UK has officially rejoined the Horizon research programme as of 4 December 2023. The UK also joined the Copernicus research programme following a visit in Brussels from Science and... Read More


US accelerated curb on AI chips to China, says NVIDIA

US export restrictions curbing the sale of high-end artificial intelligence chips to China came into effect on 23 October, according to NVIDIA. Implementation of these restrictions was said to be... Read More


European Commission questions if Microsoft and Apple should be subject to Digital Markets Act

The European Commission has asked users and rivals of Microsoft and Apple whether its services should be subject to the Digital Markets Act (DMA). People familiar with the matter told... Read More


Downing Street considers creating AI Safety Institute

Downing Street officials have considered the creation of an AI Safety Institute, with a focus on enabling national security-related scrutiny of frontier artificial intelligence (AI) models.  The proposed institute is... Read More


UK Parliament passes Online Safety Bill, ready to become law

The Online Safety Bill has passed its final Parliamentary debate on its journey to becoming an official law. This milestone brings the Government closer to implementing robust child protection laws,... Read More


UK strikes new deal to rejoin Horizon Europe after Brexit tensions

The UK is set to rejoin Horizon Europe, the world’s largest research collaboration programme, after two years without access due to Brexit-related tensions. UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said it... Read More


UK Government launches new £50m Research Ventures Catalyst fund

The UK Government has launched a £50 million ($64.9 million) fund to turbocharge the country as a tech superpower. The Research Ventures Catalyst fund will be based on partnerships with... Read More


Billions in foreign investment fosters job growth in UK tech

Tens of thousands of new jobs in the UK will be created as a result of significant foreign investment, according to new government data. The Department of Business and Trade’s... Read More


UK Government’s AI White Paper sparks mixed reactions

The UK government recently introduced its pro-innovation White Paper on AI Regulation. This White Paper, spearheaded by the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Michelle Donelan MP, has... Read More


UK semiconductor industry to get £1 billion boost in plan to reduce reliance on China

The semiconductor industry in the UK will receive £1 billion in investment over the next decade, as ministers look to ensure the country is not reliant on China for technology... Read More


TikTok to be removed from work phones in UK Government ban

In response to security threats, public servants have been advised to avoid using TikTok on work devices, leading to a ban of the app on official UK Government phones. Security... Read More


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