James Purnell has been replaced as the Minister for Creative Industries and Tourism by Shaun Woodward, the MP for St Helens South. Woodward, who reports to Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell, has a remit to cover ‘broadcasting, the creative industries, including film and music, tourism, alcohol and entertainment licensing, press and censorship, IT and e-government’. Purnell takes up the post of Minister of State for Pensions. He was appointed as the first Minister for Creative Industries and Tourism 12 months ago (DW 19 May 2005).
The AI research team now forms part of Google’s Beijing office, and will be working with the tech company’s engineering teams.
A new report by financial consultancy Brand Finance looks at the potential financial impact of forcing big companies such as Pepsi Co and Coca-Cola to have non-branded packaging.
Games and augmented reality features for children sit alongside artificial intelligence features for parents, who can ask questions to find out about their child’s progress.
The winning entry of the product design competition will be awarded £3,000, while a further £2,000 will go to the university they study at.