Robotics & AI
From Healthcare to Legaltech, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence are significant globalised technologies that can be applied in many sectors. The extensive industrial and academic research base in the UK can support both the national and global markets in addressing key challenges impacting societies today.
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Robotics and Artificial Intelligence are significant globalised technologies applicable to every sector. The UK’s extensive industrial and academic research base has immense potential to impact on home and global markets.
Services – including legal, accounting and insurance – account for almost 80% of the UK economy. Financial and professional services alone are worth £190 billion and employ 2.2 million, so it is vital that we ensure these are primed for the future.
The application of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to the field of health represents a major opportunity for the UK. AI is a powerful tool that can be applied across industry sectors to solve specific challenges. The application of these tools in Health requires a mutual understanding between the AI and Health communities.
The Intelligent Systems Team applies their deep expertise to create a better, fairer and more resilient economy, utilising the capabilities of machines to perceive and respond to the world around them. This includes anything from surgical robots in healthcare, to drones flying over fields with AI enabled cameras to analyse images and implement solutions in near-real time.
Whilst robotics has traditionally been used for repeat operations in high-volume manufacturing, advances in artificial intelligence and other component technologies are opening a myriad of exciting possibilities for more varied and complex applications.
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence are significant globalised technologies that can be applied in many sectors. Our team have created a map of the UK research and technology landscape.
Fairness Innovation Challenge - addressing bias and discrimination in AI
Opens: 16/10/2023 Closes: 13/12/2023
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £400k for projects resulting in new solutions to address bias and discrimination in AI systems.
SBRI: Enhancing medical supply chain resilience with drones
Opens: 01/11/2023 Closes: 20/12/2023
Organisations can apply for a share of £500k to enhance understanding of drone solutions in healthcare supply chains, including NHS logistics.
Launchpad: digital technologies, North East England
Opens: 30/10/2023 Closes: 13/12/2023
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2m for business led projects in the digital technologies cluster in North East England.
Innovation Exchange challenge: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Opens: 20/11/2023 Closes: 09/01/2024
The UK Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) are exploring how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) can enhance efficiency and capability.
AI Adoption Assessment Toolkit from Digital Catapult
Opens: 01/11/2023 Closes: 31/12/2024
If your organisation is diving into AI adoption but feels uncertain, our toolkit is your guide.
Innovation Exchange challenge: Single, Automated View of Data
Opens: 20/11/2023 Closes: 09/01/2024
The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) are looking for ways to automatically process and combine different data sets and information stored in a range of places and formats.
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Knowledge Transfer Manager - Artificial Intelligence
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