Digital Catapult is running a Pit Stop with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) in March 2017. Small and medium sized companies, academics and experts interested in developing innovative automation and machine intelligence solutions to assist defence intelligence analysts are encouraged to apply.
The aim of the Pit Stop is to increase understanding and use of the rapidly developing multidisciplinary field of “autonomous agents” (unsupervised software and devices that undertake analysis on behalf of individuals or groups, without the requirement of human interaction) for operational planning.
Innovators experienced in developing solutions for autonomous data analysis and interpretation, with expertise in the following areas are encouraged to apply:
- Machine learning
- Artificial intelligence
- Machine intelligence
- Big data
- Predictive analytics
- Automated planning
- Autonomous intelligence systems
- Cognitive science
The closing date to apply for this Pit Stop is Friday 27 January 2017.
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UK innovation centre supports artificial intelligence competition designed to change the world for the better.
As part of its wider strategy to support market-led technology and innovation, Digital Catapult will support IBM Watson AI XPRIZE via its technical experts as resources and mentors for competing teams. Digital Catapult will also form a hub for UK teams by hosting events, meet-ups and take a lead in helping to showcase the best competitors to come out of the UK.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning fall under one of the four priority technology areas that are strategically important for Digital Catapult and also aligns to Innovate UK’s emerging and enabling technologies strategy. The organisation will be supporting the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE as part of its mission to help the UK achieve the full potential of digital technologies.
XPRIZE, the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, aims to accelerate adoption of AI technologies and spark creative, innovative and audacious demonstrations of the technology that are truly scalable. The call for teams to enter closes on 19 January 2017.
For more information about the XPRIZE competition, visit the website, and/or project page and follow them on Twitter @xprize. Digital Catapult @DigiCatapult.
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The Network aims to build and nurture a community that brings together industry, the public sector, funders, research organisations, individual researchers and innovators to support the UK in becoming the global leader in trust and responsible innovation with personal data.
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Digital Catapult and the RCUK Digital Economy (DE) Theme is now accepting applications for the Researchers in Residence Programme, to be hosted at the Digital Catapult Centre in London or at one of the local centres (Northern Ireland, Yorkshire, Brighton and North East & Tees Valley).
Projects can either be applied or more strategic in nature:
Applied projects will generally be user-centred and focused on impact generation in the short to medium term. Proposals should be relevant to one or more of the current Digital Catapult technology layers.
Strategic projects will help shape current Digital Catapult projects, and drive the creation of new activities or projects relevant to Digital Catapult’s overall mission. Proposals that highlight potential new directions, new users and novel means of impact generation are encouraged. The focus should be impact generation in the broadest sense. Projects could be undertaken on either a full time basis or via a series of short secondments to Digital Catapult.
Eligibility: Open to those with a contract of employment at a UK university, or PhD students who have submitted their thesis by the closing date, Sunday 8 January 2017.
Timeline: The closing date is 23:59, Sunday 8 January 2017 with decisions due by early March. The programme will run until 2018, with two funding calls each year. The next round will open for applications in summer.
Funding: all residencies will benefit from a grant of up to £25,000 to cover expenses, including travel and accommodation.
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ColLab Festival (19-23 September) is a jam-packed week of events , aiming to explore the current landscape of the UK’s digital economy.
During the week, you’ll get the chance to discuss where global tech investment lies, understand virtual reality opportunities, learn how you can work with the Catapult family and much more.
Click the link below to see all the ColLab Festival events. Hurry – places will go fast for these sessions, so book now to avoid disappointment.
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