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ACOLA awarded US$417,941 to report on IoT and AI

To research and report on the benefits and risks of the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) has been awarded US$417,941 in government funding

EU Commission to invest €20billion towards artificial intelligence

To prevent falling behind the United States and China, the European Commission reveals its plans to invest €20billion towards artificial intelligence

HSBC performs ‘world’s first finance transaction using blockchain tech’

HSBC claims to be the "world's first commercially viable trade finance transaction using blockchain technology"

TSB contractors reveal rushed software tests

Two contractors working on Britain's TSB Bank computer systems say "rushed and inadequate testing and poor internal communication" is the reason for 1.9 million customers not being able to access their accounts

Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover to combine online payment options

Visa, Mastercard, American Express (Amex) and Discover make plans to combine their online payment options into a "single button", similar to PayPal's

Applitools raises US$31million in Series C funding round

Visual app and software testing start-up Applitools reveals that it has raised US$31million in a Series C funding round

Fintech vs traditional finance from testers perspectives

Testers reveal how people implement fintech over traditional banking channels while touching upon DevOps and agile practices

Automation Test Lead discusses software test automation in the banking sector

Software Testing News Journalist, Leah Alger, catches up with the Founder of Cordbyte Limited and Automation Test Lead at a Major UK Bank, Richard Owusu, to discuss his experience and approach in the banking sector

Report advises 3 factors to consider when negotiating offshore

A recent report says experience, business size and development methodologies need to be considered while negotiating offshore software development rates

Google to develop blockchain-related product

To compete with start-ups, Alphabet Google develops a blockchain-related product