AI & Data Economy

Industrial Strategy Grand Challenge

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in robotics: machine learning

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My area focuses on the specific applications of robotics to extreme and challenging environments. These include robots that handle nuclear waste, climb tall towers in the middle of the ocean or survive thousands of meters underwater so not vacuuming the …

AI is transforming industrial inspection

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At the forefront of the latest and most exciting advancements in this technology is AI for industrial inspection (AI4II), which is set to transform the way manufacturers carry out the process of visual examination of high value components. Artificial intelligence …

Addressing cybersecurity challenges

We live in an increasingly digitally-enhanced, connected world. From voice-controlled smart door locks for the home, to fully automated manufacturing and logistics systems, we rely on technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to cater …

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - wave 3 shortlist

It’s been a busy few months since my last blog on the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), and a lot has happened in that time. The second wave challenges are up and running, and you’ll hopefully have read the blogs …

Smart time to learn more about artificial intelligence

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As Innovation Lead for Precision Medicine at Innovate UK I am sometimes asked about the best STEM subjects to study, usually by parents wanting to help their children select the best university courses. Something they’re really interested in, I have …

Helping Agri-Tech innovators stay ahead of the game

There are so many challenges facing agriculture these days that it’s hard to know where to start – new diseases, labour issues, hyper competitive supply chains, Brexit…?