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27/08/2019

UK joins forces with international experts to tackle global challenges

UK researchers and innovators will work with counterparts across the planet to tackle global challenges such as Ebola outbreaks, the impact of subpolar ocean currents on global climate, and the effect of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on society and individuals’ happiness and wellbeing following a major funding announcement. Innovative UK companies will also be supported to develop into new markets following the announcement of the second wave of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Fund for International Collaboration today, Friday 9 August 2019.

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27/08/2019

Helping robots understand their work will lead to safer workplaces

Currently, robots in industry are basically dumb machines: they do whatever their controlling algorithms tell them to do and no more, with no understanding of why they are doing it. But in order to work alongside humans safely, robotic systems will have to be much smarter, according to a new study from the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics at the University of Birmingham.

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27/08/2019

Future of Surgery

Read moreThe Commission on the Future of Surgery gazed twenty years into the future to identify advances in medicine and technology that are likely to change surgical care. We analysed evidence and assessed the implications of such developments for patients, the surgical profession and the healthcare system.

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