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Cancer detection rates rise to 66% with AI tool, finds study

Artificial intelligence (AI) that analyses GP records to uncover patterns has enabled doctors to detect significantly more cancer cases. In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, reported cancer detection rate increased from 58.7% to 66% at GP practices using the C the Signs AI tool. Authors of the study Bea Bakshi, Seema… Read More

CyrusOne breaks ground on data centre in Frankfurt, Germany

Data centre developer and operator, CyrusOne, has broken ground on its newest data centre in Germany. Named FRA7, the data centre is strategically located on a 63,000sqm plot at FRANKFURT WESTSIDE; a 73-hectare commercial and industrial mixed-use regeneration project managed by BEOS AG and Swiss Life Asset Managers. In April 2024, CyrusOne solidified its strategic… Read More

Dutch data centre operator opens first 20MW data centre in Slough

Dutch data centre operator, Yondr Group, has completed the first 20MW phase of the 30MW data centre in Slough, West London. Located on Yondr’s planned 100+MW data centre campus, once completed the 30MW facility will be Yondr’s first data centre in the UK. The second building is under construction on site, which will add a… Read More

Global outage disrupts major businesses and services

A major technical issue attributed to a cybersecurity software company has caused a global outage affecting Microsoft users, impacting banks, airlines, telecom companies, broadcasters, supermarkets, and the NHS, among others. The global outage is linked to cybersecurity company Crowdstrike, appearing to be caused by a content deployment problem to one of its platforms, Falcon Sensor,… Read More

UK enterprises favour private and hybrid cloud, finds report

Enterprises in the UK are moving beyond public clouds, increasingly opting for services from private and hybrid cloud providers, finds a new report by the Information Services Group (ISG). In the report, the ISG found both large and midmarket companies are shifting their cloud environments away from public clouds and back to private clouds, or… Read More

Cable system announced to link Batam and Singapore data centres

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (TELIN) and BW Digital have announced a strategic partnership to develop and construct the Nongsa-Changi submarine cable system linking Batam and Singapore. The Nongsa-Changi cable is designed to meet the growing demand for connectivity and resilience between Singapore and Batam, driven by the exponential increase in data traffic between these data… Read More

Infleqtion deploys system at UK National Quantum Computing Centre

Quantum information company, Infleqtion, has installed a neutral atom quantum computer at the UK National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC). Infleqtion has become the first company to deploy hardware at the NQCC under their quantum computing testbed programme. President of Infleqtion UK, Tim Ballance, said the company is establishing crucial infrastructure components like network infrastructure, safety… Read More

Defence AI firm Helsing raises £378.7M to safeguard Europe

Defence artificial intelligence (AI) company, Helsing, has announced it has raised £378.7 million ($492 million) in a Series C financing to safeguard European sovereignty, particularly in protecting the NATO Eastern Flank. In a joint statement, the company’s founders Niklas Köhler, Torsten Reil and Gundbert Scherf, said ‘European security is at a crossroads’. “Helsing will play… Read More

UK Government’s new bills focus on innovation and cybersecurity

The new UK Government has introduced two bills to improve innovation and cybersecurity defences, however concerns over AI  King Charles outlined Prime Minister Keir Starmer’s legislative agenda in a speech on Wednesday, marking the start of the new parliamentary session.  The agenda includes over 35 new UK bills addressing issues from housing to cybersecurity with… Read More

UK regulator probes Microsoft hiring Inflection AI team
The UK Competition Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a formal investigation into Microsoft for the hiring of former Inflection AI staff. In March, Microsoft appointed Mustafa Suleyman as the CEO of its new AI division, Microsoft AI. Suleyman was the Co-founder of artificial intelligence (AI) company, DeepMind, and machine learning and generative AI company, Inflection.... Read More

Oxford Ionics announces major leap in quantum chip performance

Research and product development company, Oxford Ionics, has announced it has demonstrated the highest performing quantum chip in the world. Oxford Ionics said the new quantum chip can be produced at scale in a standard semiconductor fabrications plant. “The new results mark a pivotal step forwards in ion trap quantum computing and validates the scalability… Read More

Industry leaders push for transparency in data centre emissions

The iMasons Climate Accord (ICA) Governing Body has urged all data centre suppliers to increase transparency in Scope 3 emissions to help reduce the industry’s carbon footprint. In an open letter, the Governing Body stressed the importance of widespread adoption of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), the standardised, third-party-verified documents reporting the embodied emissions of a… Read More

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