Ameca, the ‘world’s most advanced’ humanoid robot, is set to make robotics more accessible thanks to a groundbreaking initiative by the National Robotarium to build public trust in robots and AI across Scotland. The National Robotarium, the UK’s centre for robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) based at Heriot-Watt University in partnership with The University of…

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EPCC’s Donald Scobbie writes about this recent event in Glasgow, which included a keynote talk by EPCC Director Mark Parsons. Digital transformation This conference addressed some big topics: service delivery transformation, public sector data management, migration to cloud platform services, and use of AI and automation to support service delivery. The keynote speakers laid out…

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‘Towards Embedding Responsible AI in the School System: Co-Creation with Young People’ The University of Edinburgh has received Arts and Humanities Research Council funding for the project ‘Towards Embedding Responsible AI in the School System: Co-Creation with Young People’ as part of their Bridging Responsible AI Divides (BRAID) programme. The project will investigate what generative AI…

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A bold new multi-million pound initiative that will push the forefront of generative AI to benefit society and stimulate economic growth has been launched at the University of Edinburgh. The Generative AI Laboratory (GAIL) will unite the University’s world-leading research and innovation in AI to develop safe solutions and systems for industry and government and…

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Trainee surgeons learning to conduct laparoscopic (or keyhole) surgery will soon be able to complete their training quicker thanks to an AI-empowered system being developed by researchers at the National Robotarium of Heriot-Watt University, in collaboration with the Dundee Institute for Healthcare Simulation of University of Dundee.  Using artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor human movements…

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The Edinburgh International Data Facility launches new GPU Service to support data processing and Artificial Intelligence for academic and industrial research   The EIDF is the set of high-powered computational and data services that underpins the Data-Driven Innovation Programme (DDI) of the Edinburgh & South-East Scotland City Region Deal.  This containerised platform, available as part…

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The Bayes Centre, the University of Edinburgh’s Innovation Hub for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence is delighted to announce that Professor Ruth King, an international leader within the field of statistics, will take up the position of Director in August 2023.  Professor Ruth King is the Thomas Bayes’ Chair of Statistics in the School of…

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A new government-funded two-year programme series dedicated to boosting regional innovation across the UK has been announced by Barclays Eagle Labs. Following the recent awarding of funding by the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Barclays Eagle Labs will make its first big step towards boosting growth of UK tech start-ups and…

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