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Southampton University to lead on AI

Thursday March 21st, 2019

The University of Southampton has secured a £100M investment from UK Research and Innovation to develop the next generation of experts and leaders in Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The funding will be used to establish a UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Machine Intelligence for Nano-electronic Devices and Systems (MINDS).

Southampton already has one of the largest collections of AI researchers in the world and the new centre will bring together it’s expertise with industry experts including Roke Manor, Thales, Intel, Huawei, AWE, IBM Research, Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, NXP Semiconductors, Royal Bank of Canada, Tata Consultancy Services and the IP Group.

Set Squared will guide the research and translate new technologies through innovative projects.

The research will focus on the benefits of future AI systems and their application in a wide variety of domains including robotics, embedded systems, manufacturing and security, and smart cities and (care)homes.

The MINDS CDT is now recruiting for students to commence their PhDs in September 2019. For more information on go to www.mindscdt.southampton.ac.uk

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