Weekly Tech Round-Up | #4

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Tony Blair’s son bags £32.3M, UK’s largest ever edtech funding round

Multiverseve are an edtech startup that are focused on high-quality education and training, through a unique apprenticeship model. They have secured a $44 million (approx £32.3 million) in Series B funding round. Founded by Euan Blair and Sophie Adelman, Multiverse matches talented individuals with careers and delivers world-class training in a wide range of qualifications in leadership, digital, and technology. 

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Supporting women in tech: ‘The time for talk is over’

With the tech sector still suffering from a gender gap, Code First Girls’ Anna Brailsford discusses the important role education plays in equality and how industry players need to step up. Anna Brailsford is the CEO of Code First Girls, a UK-based social enterprise that trains women in IT skills and helps companies to recruit and engage women in areas of tech.

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Tech and Artificial Intelligence Predictions for 2021

Industry expert Pete Hanlon, CTO of Moneypenny, predicts what we can expect for technology in 2021. Including, the involvement of Artificial Intelligence, digital communications and smart home-working technologies. Hanlon also suggests There will be a greater focus on tech’s impact on the environment going forward, both for researchers and companies.

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Google is investigating one of its AI ethicists

A Google spokesperson said Margaret Mitchell’s account “had exfiltrated thousands of files and shared them with multiple external accounts.” The news was first reported by Dr. Timnit Gebru, who previously co-led Google’s ethical AI division with Mitchell and left the company in December after she said she was fired.

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