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The penultimate day of London Tech Week is a timely occasion to discuss an industry not just under the spotlight in the tech sector, but the business agenda more broadly. Semiconductors, or ‘chips’, are the building blocks of electronic devices driving our rapid technological advancement and economic development. In his opening speech this week, the [...]
Safety tech firms are set to receive a £350,000 investment to help tackle the “plague” of online child abuse. Researchers have revealed UK firms boast a 25 per cent market share of the global safety tech sector, as three UK start-ups win government cash to rocket power their innovation. Tech minister Paul Scully said: “The [...]
Of all the hot topics discussed at another balmy day at London Tech Week, one stood out feverishly from the rest – artificial intelligence, and how it will impact global economies. Around the world, governments are racing to get to grips with AI and establish effective strategies to regulate it. Today, lawmakers in the European [...]
British do-it-yourself investors are pouring back into tech funds this year in a bid to cash in on a tech-fuelled market rally in the US and Asia.
Not many countries excel in science and tech in the way the UK does, encompassing things like agritech and bioscience. But the benefits of this sector must reach everyone, writes George Freeman
When storied Silicon Valley investment firm Andreessen Horowitz made the announcement that it would be setting up a dedicated crypto arm in the UK yesterday – the firm’s first base outside the US – the announcement came with high profile backing: the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak. Sunak championed the launch on Twitter and said in [...]
In the last decade, London’s tech ecosystem has grown to encompass a diverse set of verticals: from AI, to fintech, climate tech and crypto. However, when it comes to improving the diversity of the people who make up the capital’s tech industry, progress has been slower. While many UK tech companies publicly say diversity is [...]
Tech experts have voiced their share in concerns over the safety of artificial intelligence (AI) this week, following world leaders’ calls for a global regulator. Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), declared on Monday that he “would be favourable to the idea that we could have an artificial intelligence agency”, suggesting it could [...]
Keir Starmer hit the stage at London Tech Week this morning to mount Labour’s charm offensive on the great and good of London tech. Starmer’s address to the conference followed a major presence from top Tory figures yesterday, with talks from both Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt. Speaking on the main stage in Westminster, the [...]
On the day that Silicon Valley Bank UK traded in its old branding, the start-up group that helped save it from collapse in March has announced a refresh of its own.
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