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Ilya Sutskever forms new AI startup to pursue 'safe superintelligence'

Ilya Sutskever, the Israeli-Canadian deep learning pioneer and former co-founder and chief scientist at OpenAI, has launched a new startup company, Safe Superintelligence Inc.

20 Jun 2024 4:38 pm
GMB urges Amazon Coventry workers to vote for historic union recognition

GMB officials are urging Amazon's Coventry warehouse staff to vote yes in a pivotal ballot that could lead to a historic union recognition deal.

20 Jun 2024 4:07 pm
Microsoft 365 emails vulnerable to newly discovered exploits

A security researcher has found a bug which allows anybody to impersonate Microsoft corporate email accounts.

20 Jun 2024 3:56 pm
EU Council faces crucial vote on controversial online child protection law

The EU Council will today vote on a controversial legislative proposal aimed at protecting children online by mandating the scanning of private digital communications.

20 Jun 2024 2:08 pm
Lenovo: Liquid cooling means 30% less energy used

As almost every organisation is investing in AI, the demand for compute power has rocketed.

20 Jun 2024 1:36 pm
US government sues Adobe for concealing fees and complicating cancellations

The US government has taken legal action against Adobe, the maker of Photoshop and Acrobat, accusing the company of misleading consumers by hiding substantial cancellation fees and making the process of cancelling subscriptions unnecessarily difficult.

19 Jun 2024 4:28 pm
Google faces EU legal action on privacy

Noyb, an Austrian advocacy group, has filed a complaint against Google for allegedly collecting users data without appropriately asking for consent and for being opaque about its advertising practices in the EU.

19 Jun 2024 4:10 pm
Geoffrey Hinton joins climate tech startup CuspAI

Geoffrey Hinton, the godfather of AI, has joined the advisory board of Cambridge-based startup CuspAI.

19 Jun 2024 3:50 pm
Industry Voice: How tech investment is improving efficiency at Mitie

Digital transformation and innovation at Mitie has delivered process enhancements, improved visibility and millions of pounds in savings. As an operator in a low-margin industry, investment in technology like the Digital Supplier Platform (DSP) enables Mitie to work more efficiently, generate financial savings, and improve customer service. At Mitie, the DSP has standardised our ways of working, leveraging technology to remove unnecessary manual tasks to create a more efficient, streamlined sour

19 Jun 2024 3:30 pm
A matter of scale: How this World Heritage site is getting a handle on big data

The Blenheim Estate had to find a solution to store and analyse the data from its sensor network, which stretches across West Oxfordshire.

19 Jun 2024 3:00 pm
DEI non-profit Tech Talent Charter to close

The Tech Talent Charter (TTC) today announced it is closing, with its board of directors voting to dissolve the organisation.

19 Jun 2024 2:31 pm
McDonald's drive-thru AI pulled after multiple errors

McDonald's is set to withdraw its AI-powered ordering system from US drive-through outlets after a series of humorous blunders were shared by customers online.

19 Jun 2024 2:11 pm
UK gym chain Total Fitness leaks personal images online

A cybersecurity researcher claims UK health club and gym chain Total Fitness has failed to protect a database containing extensive personal data belonging to its members and staff.

18 Jun 2024 5:01 pm
Reform UK manifesto: What's in in for tech?

Unseriousness of the Reform UK contract with the people is a feature, not a bug.

18 Jun 2024 3:17 pm
Arms tries to block Copilot+ PC lauch

A lawsuit threatens the launch of Microsofts Copilot+ PCs.

18 Jun 2024 3:13 pm
Cyber gang shifts focus to SaaS apps

Cyber gang UNC3944, suspected of being behind the recent attacks on Snowflake and MGM Entertainment, has shifted its focus to attacking SaaS applications, according to Google Clouds Mandiant threat intelligence team.

18 Jun 2024 2:13 pm
Ctrl Alt Lead: Computing's new IT leader interview podcast

Were proud to announce the launch of Computings new interview-style podcast, Ctrl Alt Lead, available now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

17 Jun 2024 4:47 pm
CISA confirms Windows privilege escalation flaw has been exploited

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) confirmed that a Microsoft Windows privilege escalation vulnerability has seen exploitation in attacks.

17 Jun 2024 3:53 pm
Interview: Wayne Young, Digital Technology Leaders Awards finalist

Nationwide, the world's largest building society, is a finalist at this year's Digital Technology Leaders Awards. The Digital Technology Leaders Awards are a special event for Computing. Rather than platforms and tools, these awards are dedicated to the companies and workers driving IT forwards. This year we will announce the winners on 3rd July in central London, chosen from an impressive shortlist of finalists. One of those finalists is engineer Wayne Young from Nationwide, the world's largest

17 Jun 2024 3:30 pm
Windows users warned of wireless takeover vulnerability

Microsoft has confirmed a newly discovered vulnerability which has been rated 8.8 out of a possible 10 by the Common Vulnerability Scoring System.

17 Jun 2024 3:25 pm
Regulators block Meta from training AI on user data

Regulators in the UK and European Union have forced Meta to pause its plans to train AI on user data.

17 Jun 2024 3:01 pm
Tech She Can launches Manifesto for Generational Change

Tech She Can, the industry-led tech education and careers charity, has launched an ambitious new manifesto aimed at creating lasting, generational change.

14 Jun 2024 2:30 pm
OpenAI expands lobbying team to shape AI regulation

OpenAI, creator of ChatGPT, is expanding its lobbying team to influence legislation aimed at regulating AI technology.

14 Jun 2024 2:26 pm
Asian Tech Roundup: Big tech's antitrust angst

Welcome to Computing's fortnightly roundup of tech news in Asia. This time we look at antitrust action against Apple and Google by Japan, and the prospect of similar in India as countries crack down on tech monopolies. Also, Pakistan's web blocking plans; the EU's Chinese EV tariffs; and a hacker's massive haul from Singapore's Absolute Telecom.

14 Jun 2024 2:20 pm
Dutch NCSC warns of ongoing Chinese FortiGate attacks

The Netherlands' cybersecurity agency (NCSC) has warned that a Chinese cyberespionage campaign, first reported earlier this year, is far more extensive than previously thought.

14 Jun 2024 12:19 pm
Labour Party manifesto: What's in it for tech?

The Labour Party has unveiled a comprehensive industrial strategy in its manifesto today, aiming, it says to make the UK the best place to start and grow a business.

13 Jun 2024 9:29 pm
Conservative Party manifesto: What's in it for tech?

For a 76-page document, the manifesto was short on tech and digital policy detail, but heavy on solutionism.

13 Jun 2024 1:50 pm
UK lags behind Europe in tech skills despite government investment

The UK is lagging behind other European nations in tech and business skills proficiency, a new report by online learning platform Coursera has indicated.

13 Jun 2024 11:47 am
Cornwall hospitals on road to recovery after IT incident

A network outage caused IT issues at hospitals across Cornwall this week, forcing appointments to be rescheduled.

12 Jun 2024 5:20 pm
How AI can make customer experience personal

We all know that generative AI is a transformative technology and most of us should be fairly comfortable in naming some obvious applications. Think sales and marketing content, collaboration, helpdesks, digital assistants and chatbots, and you surely wont be wide of the mark.

12 Jun 2024 4:59 pm
Microsoft June Patch Tuesday has fixes for Windows, Outlook and SharePoint

In Microsofts June 2024 Patch Tuesday, the software giant has released fixes for more than 50 security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft 365, Visual Studio, Edge, SharePoint and Outlook.

12 Jun 2024 4:16 pm
Blenheim Estate: How tech is protecting 'the finest view in England'

Data is at the heart of the Blenheim Estates efforts to restore and support nature across West Oxfordshire.

12 Jun 2024 2:30 pm
The increasing role of digital in customer experience

In today's connected world, providing a high-quality digital experience is vital to success. Customers and citizens expect to be able to transact and access support from anywhere, at any time, not just through traditional engagement channels or during typical 'office hours'.

11 Jun 2024 6:37 pm
Think outside the bot: Emotive AI will come to redefine the customer experience

Joe Preston, VP of Product and Design at financial software giant Intuit, and Nayan Jain, Executive Director of AI at ustwo explain how Emotive AI is already reducing the gap between human and machine, and changing customer experiences as a result.

11 Jun 2024 4:30 pm
UK IT Industry Awards: Applications closing soon

There are just two weeks to go until applications close for the UK IT Industry Awards 2024 the biggest night of the tech sector calendar. The world and technology are changing faster than ever, and understanding, using and shaping IT for success is one of the key challenges of 2024. As companies and consumers explore the newest technologies and trends, IT professionals find themselves once again at the bleeding edge of change. That is why Computing and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT host t

11 Jun 2024 4:12 pm
Apple enters the AI race but not everyone is happy

Apple CEO, Tim Cook announced a series of GenAI augmented products and services yesterday during his keynote speech at WWDC, including Apple Intelligence

11 Jun 2024 3:55 pm
Threat group 'systematically compromising Snowflake customer instances'

Details disclosed by Mandiant researchers on Monday suggest the attacks targeting Snowflake customers had a wider impact than previously suggested, with a significant volume of data stolen and more than 100 customers known to be potentially impacted so far.

11 Jun 2024 2:59 pm
Multi-purpose AI models like GPT-4 use 'orders of magnitude' more energy than task-specific ones, research

There has been a surge in the popularity of products based on multi-purpose GenAI systems, which can handle images, video and text and carry out multiple different tasks. These multimodal or zero-shot models, including GPT-4 and PaLM, are finding their way into search engines, email and navigation.

11 Jun 2024 1:28 pm
Microsoft warns of potential Azure Service Tags misuse by hackers

Microsoft has issued a security warning regarding a potential vulnerability in Azure Service Tags, stating that the bug could allow malicious actors to bypass security measures and gain unauthorised access to cloud resources.

11 Jun 2024 12:01 pm
Computing names the UK's most influential IT leaders

Celebrating one of the most important executive roles. We're all about the IT leader here at Computing . Whether it's the CIO, CTO, CDO, CISO or another title, these are the people responsible for modernising, innovating and building the future. Having spoken to hundreds of IT leaders over the last 12 months and beyond - and with decades of experience in the industry across the editorial team - every year we determine which of the UK's CIOs, VPs, directors, heads and leads has made the most outs

10 Jun 2024 5:04 pm
Claire Hamon

Part of the IT Leaders 100 - a list of the most influential IT leaders in the UK in 2024.

10 Jun 2024 4:14 pm
Liz Banbury

Part of the IT Leaders 100 - a list of the most influential IT leaders in the UK in 2024.

10 Jun 2024 4:14 pm
Bilge Mert

Part of the IT Leaders 100 - a list of the most influential IT leaders in the UK in 2024.

10 Jun 2024 4:14 pm
Claire O'Connell

Part of the IT Leaders 100 - a list of the most influential IT leaders in the UK in 2024.

10 Jun 2024 4:13 pm
Rick Bisset

Part of the IT Leaders 100 - a list of the most influential IT leaders in the UK in 2024.

10 Jun 2024 4:13 pm
Naginder Dhanoa

Part of the IT Leaders 100 - a list of the most influential IT leaders in the UK in 2024.

10 Jun 2024 4:13 pm
Kate Platonova

Part of the IT Leaders 100 - a list of the most influential IT leaders in the UK in 2024.

10 Jun 2024 4:13 pm
Laura Duffey

Part of the IT Leaders 100 - a list of the most influential IT leaders in the UK in 2024.

10 Jun 2024 4:13 pm
Ian Golding

Part of the IT Leaders 100 - a list of the most influential IT leaders in the UK in 2024.

10 Jun 2024 4:12 pm