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Access To Machine Learning Tools Through Your Browser

Google has announced that we will be all be able to have access to (and to interact with) a powerful machine learning tools library via its browser, without the need for adding special coding, installations or a backend.

Part of The PAIR Initiative

As a result of Google’s PAIR initiative to study and redesign human interactions with Machine Learning (ML), Google has announced that its open source WebGL-accelerated JavaScript library for ML called deeplearn.js 0.1.0 is being made available through a simple browser.

Why?

Post-Brexit Data Protection & Data Exchange With EU

The UK government has published one of what is likely to be a series of policy papers that outline the government’s vision of what the exchange protection of personal data between the UK and the EU will look like, post-Brexit.

Clarification

Policy documents that clarify this issue were needed because the proposed new Data Protection Bill published earlier this year didn’t tackle the sharing of information. How data is handled and shared if an important part of the UK and EU economies.

Important And Valuable

90% Of Businesses Open Doors To Hackers By Not Patching

The government has announced that ‘platoons’ (mini-convoys) of self-driving, partially autonomous lorries will be tested on UK roads before the end of 2018.

Platoons

The so-called ‘platoons’ will take the form of several lorries driving closely together in a line in the inside lane, with the lead lorry wirelessly controlling the acceleration and braking for all the lorries, and with the following lorries responding to the changes in speed.

Human Driver Still Present

Digital Life After Death

Advances in technology have meant that a whole new industry is emerging around helping us to leave extensive digital records of our lives to our descendants, and perhaps even a digital avatar self that can continue living online.

Not Much Of Ourselves

Autonomous Lorries To Be Tested On UK Roads

The government has announced that ‘platoons’ (mini-convoys) of self-driving, partially autonomous lorries will be tested on UK roads before the end of 2018.

Platoons

The so-called ‘platoons’ will take the form of several lorries driving closely together in a line in the inside lane, with the lead lorry wirelessly controlling the acceleration and braking for all the lorries, and with the following lorries responding to the changes in speed.

Human Driver Still Present

68% of UK Firms Not Trained Against Cyber Attacks

The annual Cyber Governance Health Check has shown that 68% of the UK’s top business board members have received no training in how to respond to a cyber attack.

No Plan For One In Ten FTSE Companies

Also, according to the report from The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), even though 54% acknowledge that cyber attack is a top threat to their business, 10% of the FTSE 350 companies don’t have a plan in place for what to do in the event of an attack.

Board-Level Awareness

Less Than 10% Completing Computing A-levels Are Female

According to statistics on A-level results released recently, only 9.8% of those completing A-level computing courses are female.

Shortfall

While almost 7,600 UK students took A-level computing in the UK, less than 10% completing those courses were females. These figures also highlight a huge shortfall from the UK’s aim and expectation of 40,000 students taking A-level computing.

Why Such Low Numbers?