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Shadow Minister for AI and Intellectual Property to deliver keynote talk at South West AI conference

The South West Business Council (SWBC) has announced that the Shadow Minister for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Intellectual Property, Matt Rodda, will deliver the keynote address at their conference: ‘Harnessing the Power of AI: Meeting the Challenges’ on 16th February 2024 at the Great Hall, University of Exeter.

The event, co-sponsored by tech giants Microsoft, specialist law...

Pipeline

Revolutionising the Future of Energy: Klarian's AI and analytics tech redefines pipeline efficiency, paving the way for a low-carbon future

Leading innovator in pipeline technology, Exeter-based Klarian , has released details of its transformative AI solution, that has the potential to dramatically reduce carbon emissions associated with critical national infrastructure.

The solution takes a hybrid approach to pipeline condition monitoring and anomaly detection by combining physics-based insights with machine learning...

London

The UK’s AI strategy: South West tech leaders share their thoughts

The UK Government announced this month its intentions to host “the first major global summit on AI safety” in September.

SWTD has spoken to prominent AI experts in the South West to share their views.

“Breakthroughs from AI continue to improve our lives”, the Government announcement states, “from enabling paralysed people to walk to discovering superbug-killing antibiotics....

London

Membership organisation to support diversity in AI set for London launch

Diverse AI, a membership organisation dedicated to supporting and growing diversity in the field of Artificial Intelligence, is organising its launch event in London on 21 June at Curve Club, Westland Place, in the heart of London.

The event promises an interactive evening where attendees will hear from the organisation’s founder, Toju Duke, on Diverse AI’s vision for an inclusive AI...

Artificial intelligence has been revealed as the most significant tech trend in 2023

AI revealed as hottest tech trend of 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been revealed as the most significant tech trend in 2023, according to a survey of over 100 business leaders in the South West.

The Tech From The Edge Report , published by Tech South West, reveals current trends, challenges and opportunities in the region’s tech sector.

According to the report, 68% of business leaders believe AI to be the...

Language

Translation fails and software limitations lead to business losses and negotiation breakdowns

‘I desire the Poles carnally,’ US President Jimmy Carter was interpreted to have said in a speech while visiting Poland in 1977.

And more recently Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau’s speech on TV was lost in translation with subtitles about ‘Nazi innings’ and various gibberish.

The first mistranslation was down to human error; the second due to speech recognition...

Business School graduate Fin McCormick and 2nd year Business student Lizbeth Chandler

Exeter student startup in bid to shape the future of Artificial Intelligence

A duo from the University of Exeter Business School have launched what they describe as the next generation of bias detection software for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) systems.

Business School graduate Fin McCormick and 2nd year Business student Lizbeth Chandler conceived the idea for The Good Robot Company after Fin identified the problem of bias in AI...

FibreHub in Cornwall, the venue for the event

Half-day event to be held in Cornwall to "demystify AI"

AI has become the most talked about, most sensationalised technology in the world today, but it’s meaning and how it can be used is often misunderstood. Many people are unsure of how AI affects their own lives and industries.

For their first ‘Tech Connect’ event of 2022, not-for-profit membership organisation Software Cornwall has collaborated with members and partners to confront...

Divorce

AI helping divorcing couples - and its risks

This week marks Good Divorce Week, which highlights ways in which separating and divorcing couples can reach agreements without unnecessary acrimony.

Couples looking to separate may be able to use artificial intelligence to help sort out their divorce – from dividing assets to parenting arrangements.

Technology has played a key role in resolving disputes in recent years –...

Bath, Bristol, The Bottle Yard & Beyond: Neill Campbell, Director of CAMERA

SWTD reporter Jack Wride spoke with Neill Campbell, Director of CAMERA, a motion capture research facility established at the University of Bath, about the far-reaching effects of advanced motion capture technology.

First off, what exactly is CAMERA?

The Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA), a research centre based at the...

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