How retailers are using technology to survive

Thank you for joining!Access your Pro+ Content below. 1 December 2020How retailers are using technology to survive In this week’s Computer Weekly, with high street retailers struggling to survive, we look at how technology can keep stores relevant. Everyone is focusing on flash storage, but hard disk drives are still an essential part of the…

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More than 1,300 teachers trained by National Centre for Computing Education

Government-funded centre aimed at supporting computing teachers has reached more than 29,000 teachers and trained over 1,300 to deliver computing curriculum By Clare McDonald, Business Editor Published: 30 Nov 2020 14:19 The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) has helped train more than 1,000 teachers to deliver the computing curriculum. Since its launch two years…

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MI5 accused of withholding surveillance compliance failures from cabinet minister

MI5 withheld critical information from the home secretary when it applied for warrants to gather telephone and internet data, Britain’s most secret court has heard. The security service is accused of failing to report details of serious legal compliance concerns over the storage and deletion of surveillance data stored on its IT systems. Lawyers representing…

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$60m Middle East tech fund targets 120 startups

Venture capital fund expects rapid regional technology growth in the post-Covid-19 world By Alicia Buller Published: 30 Nov 2020 9:46 A $60m venture capital fund is set to invest in 120 early-stage startups across the Middle East region amid an anticipated tech boom after the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the fund’s founders, an ex-Google executive…

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How Mark Kelly used conversational AI to help win a Senate seat

Conversational artificial intelligence has rapidly smartened and scaled since chatbots first entered mainstream social media in 2016. The first few iterations of chatbots on Facebook Messenger were simple, enabling restaurant reservations, flower deliveries, and other structured calls to action. Now, roughly one U.S. presidential term later, conversational experiences are increasingly intuitive. The AI technologies behind…

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