Aaron Hurst is Information Age's senior reporter, providing news and features around the hottest trends across the tech industry.

Generative AI

Sam Altman reveals further Microsoft funding plans, to aid AGI development

In an FT interview, OpenAI chief Sam Altman said further investment from Microsoft is being explored, to back artificial general intelligence.


£200m digital skills training scheme launched by UK government

Government funding is to be aimed at digital skills training across high-growth UK sectors including green energy and construction


IT spending in Europe projected to grow 9% in 2024

Gartner has forecasted a 9.3% increase in IT spending on the part of businesses operating across Europe, within the next year


70% of UK firms reported cyber insurance changes in past year

According to research from Databarracks, seven in 10 UK businesses have seen changes to their cyber insurance in the past 12 months, as requirements rise


Large language models in cybersecurity

With generative AI being a possible a game changer for legitimate businesses and cybercrime gangs alike, we explore the double-edged sword large language models present to cybersecurity


Keys to effective cybersecurity threat monitoring

A strong cybersecurity threat monitoring strategy that evolves with current and prospective threats is crucial towards long-term company-wide protection

AI & Machine Learning

AI Safety Summit: what to expect

Government officials and tech companies are set to come together for the world's first AI Safety Summit on the 1st and 2nd November

AI & Machine Learning

$10m AI Safety Fund launched by GenAI consortium

The Frontier Model Forum, consisting of OpenAI, Anthropic, Microsoft and Google, announces new funding towards AI safety, and a new executive director


Types of social engineering attacks to watch out for

Here, we explore the most threatening social engineering attacks for organisations, and how to go about keeping them at bay.


Women in IT Canada Awards 2023 winners revealed

The Canada edition of the Women in IT Awards 2023, in its fifth year, celebrated the contributions and achievements of diverse tech talent


16 cybersecurity predictions for 2024

Check Point Research has revealed its top predictions for cybersecurity in 2024, covering topics including AI developments, ransomware and cyber insurance

AI & Machine Learning

“Meaningful” AI regulation needed from UK government, says report

A University of Cambridge report states that “solid legal and ethical AI regulation” will be key to trust from UK industry and public.