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Tech parents' perspective on the future of work: techUK

Tech parents' perspective on the future of work

techUK

Published, 26 July 2018

techUK are carrying out a survey of parents working in the tech sector or in a tech role. The survey aims to understand how they speak to their children about the future world of work. It seeks their views on how children are being prepared for the future of work and their perspective on the current education system.

The survey is short and should take less than 10 minutes to fill out.

Open Data in Developing Economies: African Minds

Open Data in Developing Economies

African Minds

Published, 17 July 2018

With the aim of filling a gap in evidence about the potential of open data in developing countries, this report showcases a number of case studies on its use for development. Additionally, it explores key questions around open data such as the impact so far and how it can best be used.

The AI Growth Capital of Europe : Mayor of London

London: The AI Growth Capital of Europe

Mayor of London

Published, June 2018

The Mayor of London releases a report which highlights London’s strengths to be a European leader in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

The research finds that London already has more AI companies of other urban hubs in Europe and continues to grow at a faster rate than other companies. London also has a good talent pool, increasingly high levels of investment (including from the national government) and a strong network of expertise in AI ethics.

Understanding the areas of London’s strength in developing AI will help the Mayor of London make strategic decisions about how to best support the AI sector.

City Innovation Brief : Future Cities Catapult

City Innovation Brief

Future Cities Catapult

Published, 15 June 2018

Future Cities Catapult publishes its quarterly digest on the developments related to political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental arenas in urban innovation in the UK.

The brief also includes an activity tracker which highlights UK and European funding programmes for work in Advanced Urban Services. The brief includes an article about the ways that digital technologies can help planning authorities in England to be more data-driven, agile, responsive, and reflect citizens’ preferences.

Fake news and critical literacy : National Literacy Trust

Fake news and critical literacy: final report

DCMS

Published, 11 June 2018

This report presents findings from a study investigating whether children and young people can identify fake news.

The report consists of surveys of primary and secondary school children and teachers, as well as written evidence submitted after an open call. Key findings include 49.9% of children worry that they will not be able to recognise fake news.

Only 2 % of children have the necessary critical literacy skills to identify fake news and 53.5% of teachers have the belief that the national curriculum does not provide children with the necessary skills to spot fake news.

Consultation on the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation : DCMS

Consultation on the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

DCMS

Published, 13 June 2018

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport opens a consultation requesting views on the governance and regulation of the use of data and artificial intelligence.

The consultation broadly aims to establish views on the way the Centre for Data Ethics will operate and the areas of work that should be a priority. The consultation closes on 5 September 2018.

Data Ethics Framework : DCMS

Data Ethics Framework

DCMS

Published, 13 June 2018

The Data Ethics Framework is intended for organisations in the public sector to ensure that the use of data for service design and informing policy is appropriate.

The framework consists of seven data ethics principles, as well as a workbook that allows ethical considerations and decisions to be recorded as a specific project involving data progresses.

Presenting gender pay gap figures to the public : Government Equalities Office

Presenting gender pay gap figures to the public: an online trial

Government Equalities Office

Published, 13 June 2018

This report provides results of a trial that aimed to understand how using alternative methods to present gender pay gap (GPG) figures can affect people’s understanding and attitudes towards the topic.

The online randomised control trial consisted of 2,325 adults who were presented GPG figures in four different ways. The two main measures were people’s attitudes and people’s comprehension and the results are intended to help to develop the Government’s GPG viewing service.

Personal data in transport : Open Data Institute

Personal data in transport: exploring a framework for the future

Open Data Institute

Published, 13 June 2018

This report highlights the benefits of using and sharing journey data for transport systems, as well as individuals and organisations.

Benefits identified in the report include increasing accessibility for people, improving operational efficiency for organisations and addressing systemic issues within the transport sector. In order to achieve these potential benefits, the data should be used ethically and in such a way that would support transport systems.

Smarter London Together : The London Assembly

Smarter London Together

The London Assembly

Published, June 2018

The Smarter London Together roadmap is launched by the Mayor of London which outlines how London can be the world’s smartest city.

The road map encompasses 20 initiatives which are divided into five key areas: creating additional user designed services, developing a new deal for city data, increasing digital skills and leadership, improving collaboration within the city and developing smarter streets and world-class connectivity.

Launch of the Open Data Charter Measurement Guide : European Data Portal

Launch of the Open Data Charter Measurement Guide

European Data Portal

Published, 8 June 2018

This guide, published by the European Data Portal, provides an overview of how the six Open Data Charter Principles are measured and the measurement tools currently available.

The guide is accessible online as a Gitbook or as a printable PDF version and offers the opportunity to make comparisons between the various indictors used in the five largest Open Data measurement initiatives.

Technical note on Data Protection : Department for Exiting the European Union

Technical note on Data Protection

Department for Exiting the European Union

Published, 7 June 2018

This policy paper published by the Department for Exiting the European Union outlines the possibilities for cooperation on Data Protection between the UK and EU in the future.

The paper covers the benefits that could be achieved by a new agreement on data protection between the UK and EU which would not prevent the EU from making changes to its legislation on data protection but would offer greater legal certainty, transparency and cooperation.

Commission proposes EU digital programme : European Commission

Commission proposes €9.2 billion investment in first ever digital programme

European Commission

Published, 6 June 2018

The European Commission has proposed plans to set up a Digital Europe Programme.

The programme will receive €9.2 billion and will aim to strengthen digital transformation and tackle digital challenges in five main areas: supercomputers, AI, cybersecurity and trust, digital skills and use of digital technology across society and the economy.

 

The impacts of broadband and 5G : The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

The impacts of mobile broadband and 5

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

Published, 6 June 2018

This review outlines results from three research areas on the 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme: the impact of mobile broadband on consumer value, productivity and efficiency, the possible macroeconomic impacts of 5G, and the economic impact from selected case studies of areas likely to be affected by 5G.

Quantum Technologies : The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Quantum Technologies: Public Dialogue Repor

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Published, 31 May 2018

This report from EPSRC aims to understand the public's views and values on quantum technologies.

Seven recommendations were made as a result of this research, such as encouraging debates on how quantum technologies can impact various sectors, e.g. the environment and automation.

 

How onlookers shape technology use : London School of Economics and Political Science

Through the eyes of others: how onlookers shape the use of technology at wor

London School of Economics and Political Science

Published, 5 June 2018

This research paper explores how human behaviour is affected by technology, specifically how our ability to become distracted by technology so easily.

Particularly, It outlines the onlooker effect which causes us to change our technological behaviour according to the social situation we are in.

 

Biometrics Commissioner report : Office of the Biometrics Commissioner

Biometrics Commissioner annual report 2017

Office of the Biometrics Commissioner

Published, 5 June 2018

This report outlines the activities of the Biometric Commissioner in 2017. Topics covered include biometric databases, biometric data retention and deletion, national security, international exchanges and the future challenges of biometrics.

Global business influencers 'overconfident' around cybercrime risks : Ipsos MORI

Global business influencers 'overconfident' around cybercrime risks

Ipsos MORI

Published, 22 May 2018

Ipsos MORI presents results from its Global Business Influencers survey which gained responses from senior executives from a number of companies in Europe, Asia and the United States.

The survey shows that cybersecurity is one of the leading challenges faced by businesses resulting in executives feeling concerned about data security threats. Although they have the concerns, the report shows that senior individuals are overconfident about their businesses’ capabilities and capacity to deal with the risks of cybercrime.

Consumer attitudes to data collection and use : Which?

Control, Alt or Delete? Consumer research on attitudes to data collection and use. 

Which?

Published, 5 June 2018

Which? have conducted research to explore what the public know about the collection of consumer data, how they feel about this, how it affects their behaviour and how these differ across different consumers. The findings of this will provide information to policymakers on how the public may react to new policy proposals.