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PUTTING INTELLIGENT ASSISTANTS IN CHARGE OF MANAGING PERSONAL DATA

Personal data is the mother’s milk of all nascent intelligent assistants. That image may be a little more graphic than most of us would like, but it provides a certain framing for a discussion of the sanctity of the relationship between an individual and virtual agent. The best agents, both virtual and live, best serve […]

NHS BOSSES SPENT HALF OF AUTUMN STATEMENT CASH ON OUTSIDE SERVICES

Health chiefs spent around half of the £2 billion extra cash allocated in George Osborne’s pre-2015 election Autumn Statement on buying care from private and other non-NHS providers, an analysis has shown. The Health Foundation research for the Financial Times showed £901 million was spent on buying services from outside the health service in 2015/16 […]

SAMSUNG LOOKING TO PUT ITS EXPLODING GALAXY PHONE BACK ON SALE

Samsung hopes to refurbish the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices that it recalled after a battery fault led to some catching fire. If local authorities and carriers agreed, and there was demand, it may then resell the phones, Samsung said. It also unveiled two other proposals for recycling the devices, including detaching the components […]