Digital Catapult announces Augmentor programme to stimulate AR and VR investment in UK start-ups

Early-stage companies to receive expert support & access to state-of-the-art immersive facilities ahead of pitching to investors London, 19th April 2018: Digital Catapult today announces the next Open Call for Augmentor, a 10-week programme to discover and support early-stage businesses working in immersive technologies. Augmentor is aimed at the next generation of companies developing innovative […]

The House of Lords has urged Britain to take ethical advantage in AI

In a recent report, The House of Lords has urged Britain to cement its position as a world leader in artificial intelligence by putting ethics at the heart of the sector’s development. It maintains that the UK is in a strong position to be a world leader in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and […]

Tales from the South: Immersive Insights from SXSW

I have just returned from my recent adventure to South by South West (SXSW) and it was somewhat of an information overload. The event is the annual mashup of creative, techy wizardry that results in over 80,000 people descending upon downtown Austin, Texas. And descend they did. The excitement was high, the queues long, and […]

The Business of Virtual Reality

You’ve had this amazing research idea that you suspect might be of enormous benefit to patients who suffer from hemigolania. You know that it will reduce treatment time, rapidly enhance their quality of life and save the health service enormous amounts of money, and many people a lot of misery. In fact, effects of your […]

Is it smart AI or dumb AI that should concern us?

Back in 1993, George Luger and William Stubblefield defined Artificial Intelligence (AI) as “the branch of Computer Science that is concerned with the automation of intelligent behaviour”. Nowadays, self-driving cars, automated medical diagnosis and surgery procedures, electronic trading and robot control are just a few examples of applications that make use of AI to improve […]

Personal Data Receipts: How transparency increases consumer trust

Digital Catapult has produced a paper outlining the benefits to organisations in developing a standardised Personal Data Receipt process that clearly demonstrates to customers just how their personal data will be used. As a top line overview, the paper defines best practices and provides guidance for the creation of PDRs with an objective to initiate an open conversation with companies and organisations that are interested in adopting them via a process of implementation, testing and refinement.

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