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Brave New World – Artificial Intelligence in a post-Covid era

Even with the discovery of a vaccine, the world as we know it will change, and society will need to adapt to a “new normal”. Some sectors will be hit harder than others.

Artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a term used to describe “any human-like intelligence exhibited by a computer, robot, or other machine” or perhaps “the ability of a computer or machine to mimic the capabilities of the human mind—learning from examples and experience, recognizing objects, understanding and responding to language, making decisions, solving problems—and combining these and other capabilities to perform functions a human might perform”.

On December 10th Dr Caroline Chibelushi, the Knowledge Transfer Network’s Knowledge Transfer Manager responsible for the acceleration of the safe and secure adoption of ethical AI will discuss the areas where AI might inform and shape in a post-Covid era. She will be joined by her colleague Lorna Howarth who is the Knowledge Transfer Adviser for companies based in Fife, Tayside, Perth, Stirling, Edinburgh and South Aberdeenshire and Lorna will show how Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP’s) can be used by businesses to access knowledge from academia to expedite the adoption of digital technologies.

The Knowledge Transfer Network is Innovate UK’s network partner whose primary focus is connecting people in order to accelerate innovation. The KTN is working with the School of Engineering and the Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University to examine the ways in which academics and industry can collaborate to support future innovative projects underpinned by the development of AI capabilities. By linking new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through their network of businesses, universities, funders and investors, KTN helps businesses to innovate and grow, capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity. In addition to KTPs, attendees will learn about the latest funding opportunities available and related news, including forthcoming investment programmes.

Joining instructions:

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Dr Caroline Chibelushi, KTN

Hosted by Damian Stantchev

Meeting link: https://edinburghnapier.webex.com/edinburghnapier/j.php?MTID=m43e4354b8710f3b613552d921ee961cc

Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 1:00 pm | 1 hour | (UTC+00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London

Meeting number: 174 864 3547

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Article written by Patrick McCarthy – Business Development and Relationship Manager
(P.McCarthy@napier.ac.uk)

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