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21/05/2019

Design complete for world’s largest radio telescope ‘brain’

The design of the computer ‘brain’ of the world’s largest radio telescope has been completed by an international group of scientists led by the UK. Once operational, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), will enable astronomers to monitor the sky in unprecedented detail and survey the entire sky much faster than any system currently in existence

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21/05/2019

Share your moon landing memories

Ahead of this weekend’s full moon, UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI’s) Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the UK Space Agency are asking people across the UK to share their memories of one of the seminal moments in the 20th century - the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing - and to tell their stories about how this moment in history has inspired them. A selection of the submissions to this crowd-sourced history campaign will be curated and shared with the public on 20 July 2019, marking 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon.

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20/05/2019

LONDON FOOTBALL CLUB EMPLOYS AI COACH FOR TACTICAL INSIGHTS

A London football club has appointed an artificial intelligence coach to select its team's formation and tactics. Non-league Wingate and Finchley FC, who play in the seventh tier of English football, partnered with AI firm The Big Bang Fair to install the AI coach in an effort to get an edge over rivals.

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20/05/2019

Step towards light-based, brain-like computing chip

cientists have succeeded in developing a piece of hardware which could pave the way for creating computers resembling the human brain. They produced a chip containing a network of artificial neurons that works with light and can imitate neurons and their synapses

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20/05/2019

New AI sees like a human, filling in the blanks

Computer scientists have taught an artificial intelligence agent how to do something that usually only humans can do -- take a few quick glimpses around and infer its whole environment, a skill necessary for the development of effective search-and-rescue robots that one day can improve the effectiveness of dangerous missions.

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10/05/2019

Strength in Places Fund

Led by UK Research and Innovation, Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) is a new competitive funding scheme that takes a place-based approach to research and innovation funding, to support significant local economic growth. UKRI is pleased to confirm that Wave 2 documents can be found below. In Wave 1, 23 bids have been awarded seedcorn funding to develop full stage bids that will be submitted to a closed call in September 2019.

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10/05/2019

UK Research and Innovation has appointed Geoff Robins as Transformation Director

Dr Robins brings more than 30 years’ senior management experience to the role, from both the private and public sector, most recently as Transformation Director for Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), part of the Ministry of Defence. At DE&S, he was responsible for one of the largest transformation programmes in Government, across an organisation with 11,000 staff and a £14bn annual budget.

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