Russell Group hails new AI Deal

26 April 2018

Responding to today’s AI Sector Deal, Russell Group Chief Executive, Dr Tim Bradshaw, said:

“Russell Group universities share the Government’s ambition to put the UK at the forefront of artificial intelligence (AI) technology and we very much welcome today’s investment package with its strong focus on innovation.

“Pioneering research in AI at our universities has the potential to transform society and help tackle a range of global challenges from diseases like malaria to the risk of flooding. Our universities also play a pivotal part in delivering the cutting-edge skills and expertise in AI-related disciplines which the country will need to be a global leader in this technology.

"Today’s deal will enable universities to develop new programmes to train more postgraduate students in the high-level skills needed to harness the huge potential of AI.”

Read more about the Government's AI Deal.

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The UK’s fastest academic supercomputer, based at the University of Cambridge, will be made available to artificial intelligence (AI) technology companies from across the UK, in support of the government’s industrial strategy.

Bristol has its Intelligent Systems Lab, where academics, postdocs and PhD students are working on a range of AI-related projects including designing new robots, predicting the risk of river floods and analysing genes that may be related to cancer.

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