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Andrew Hobbs

Andrew Hobbs
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John Hancock: Fitness tracking compulsory for all life insurance policies

North American life insurance provider John Hancock is to link all of its life insurance policies to holders’ fitness trackers, in what it claims...

World banking report: Banks challenged by tech alternatives

UPDATED As customers of high street banks NatWest and RBS in the UK found themselves unable to bank online or from their mobiles on...

UK government calls for regulation of cryptocurrency ‘Wild West’

The UK government's Treasury Committee has called for greater regulation of cryptocurrencies, citing volatile prices, hacking vulnerabilities, minimal consumer protection, and money laundering risks...

Electric transport: Lucid takes on Tesla with $1 billion Saudi investment

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has committed $1 billion to electric vehicle maker and Tesla challenger, Lucid Motors. The investment follows Elon Musk’s decision...

Nvidia A.I. generates synthetic MRIs to train medical diagnostic systems

Researchers have developed a deep learning system that can create artificial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to use in the training of AI diagnostic...

Babylon brings A.I. to chronic disease management, invests $100m

Digital healthcare specialist Babylon has announced plans to invest $100 million to create a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to building next-generation, AI-powered healthcare technologies. The move...

A.I. | Transparent neural network boasts human-like reasoning

MIT researchers claim to have created an AI model that sets a new standard for understanding how a neural network makes decisions. The team from...

5G: T-Mobile, Ericsson ink $3.5 billion deal, Verizon, Vodafone advance

US network carrier T-Mobile and networking and telecoms provider Ericsson have signed a multi-year contract worth £3.5 billion. The deal will see Ericsson support T-Mobile’s...

Renesas acquires IDT for $6.7 billion, with focus on autonomous vehicles

Japanese semiconductor solutions provider Renesas has agreed to buy California-based Integrated Device Technology (IDT) for $6.7 billion. The move will leave the company well placed...

MIT research advances robotic object recognition and manipulation

Breakthrough research at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is teaching robots to use computer vision to work out how to pick...

British Airways suffers major customer data breach

British Airways (BA) has revealed that hundreds of thousands of its customers have had personal and payment-card details stolen from its website and mobile...

Sprint and Ericsson partner on intelligence at the network edge

Wireless services company Sprint has teamed up with networking and telecoms provider Ericsson on a new Internet of Things (IoT) initiative. The partnership aims to...
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