Welsh AI company develops chatbot for pro football team

A Welsh artificial intelligence company has built a chatbot for professional Italian football club AS Roma. Developed by Cardiff-based We Built Bots, the bot is available through the Facebook Messenger platform and is aimed at improving customer service. Named by fans in honour of award-winning striker Gabriel Batistuta, the bot provides Roma fans with the...

Biometric tech company appoints chief innovation officer

A disruptive fingerprint technology company based in North Wales has appointed a chief innovation officer to accelerate product development and growth. Rob Van Lier has joined St Asaph-based digital business Touch Biometrix, which has been recognised as one of the world’s leading fingerprint sensing companies alongside Apple. He is the firm’s latest senior appointment, with...

Coastal town to become most connected area in Wales

A coastal town in North Wales is set to become one of the country’s most connected areas following the rollout of an end-to-end pure fibre network. Welsh tech company Fure Fibre Zone is planning to install next-generation broadband infrastructure across Colwyn Bay, providing residents with internet download and upload speeds of at least 100Mbps per...

Digital health start-up accepted onto prestigious accelerator

Social prescribing tool Signum Health has earned a place on one of the UK’s most prestigious medical technology accelerator programmes. The Caerphilly-based technology company is just one of five companies to be accepted onto the South West Accelerator, which is run by the Academic Health Science Network. Launched in September, the scheme supports digital businesses...

Sony UK TEC launches nationwide recruitment drive

Welsh electronics manufacturer Sony UK TEC has launched a nationwide recruitment drive as it looks to ramp up production and expand. The Pencoed-based factory, which produces thousands of HD broadcast cameras for worldwide distribution, is searching for engineers ten engineers of all levels. Having recently celebrated its 25th anniversary in business, it’s looking to grow its world-renowned...

Cardiff experts to recover £80 million from cyber criminals

A team of anti-piracy experts based in Cardiff is on target to recover more than £80 million from cyber criminals, according to new figures. CJCH Consulting expects to reach this milestone on the behalf of clients by the end of 2018. It’s already recovered £12.2 million for businesses this year – up 15 per cent...

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