The TV AI Hub has been created to pull together the incredible community of academics, researchers, technologists, clinicians and business strategists here in the Thames Valley so everyone can learn, network, collaborate, share knowledge, explore and develop business opportunities and partnerships.
Starting in December last year, we are hosting a series of events, each featuring a highly influential speaker and members of our community will be able to register and attend these free of charge.
So, if you work in AI, Machine Learning or Big data – or know others that do – please pass the word around. Our aim is to get this area internationally recognised for the talent, skills and expertise that has given rise to its reputation as the 'UK's Silicon Valley'. And of course to attract more brilliant people and companies to the beautiful, well connected area that is the Thames Valley.
Our spring and summer season is currently being planned. Keep checking back and follow us on LinkedIn and be amongst the first to hear about our next events that will include: funding opportunities for AI in healthcare, Agritech , AI adoption, and AI and the Environment.
We would like this AI Hub to showcase work being done in AI and its related fields by those actually doing it. Oracle and the University of Reading have kicked this off, so please get in touch if you would like to contribute. We are keen to show the breadth and depth of what is being done across all sectors, from startups to corporates and everything in between. Please get in touch
The news about artificial intelligence is mostly dominated by sensational stories such as the ominous threat of deepfakes, deep learning algorithms that create fake blogs, AI bots that create their own language, and generative adversarial networks that create realistic portraits of non-existent people.
But the practical use of AI algorithms is much farther behind than the hype caused by the media. From peer-reviewed breakthrough research presented at mainstream AI conferences to PR-style videos created by large tech companies and well-funded research labs, only a trickle of the innovation we see in the field makes it into real business processes and applications.
The UK has released new guidelines during the World Economic Forum (WEF) to help governments accelerate the deployment of trusted AI solutions.
Numerical models of the climate are made of many mathematical equations that describe our knowledge of the physical laws governing the atmosphere, the ocean, the sea-ice etc. These equations are solved using computers that “see” the Earth system at discrete points only, for instance at the vortexes of a grid where the physical quantities are defined. The density of the grid defines the model resolution: the denser the grid the higher the resolution and, in principle, the better the match between the simulated and the real climate.
After working with the Knowledge Transfer Centre at the University of Reading to develop the software, EMMA AI was one of three Wright Commission Award finalists as nominated by the Retail Energy Forum (REF) for outstanding innovation in the energy management space.
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Thames Valley Berkshire is a thriving ecosystem of iconic global tech leaders, innovative start-ups, SMEs and scale-ups with a world class University at its heart.
Globally recognised as a tech hub, it's been attracting multinational giants like Microsoft, Oracle and Cisco for 30+ years and built a density of tech companies covering AI and Data, ECommerce, Cyber, Digital, Gaming, Internet of Things, MedTech and FinTech.
The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) Industry Showcase is a unique community-led event that stimulates collaborative development for solving real world problems with RAI.
The world we live in faces ever-changing societal, environmental and economic challenges. At RAI21 this year, we will explore some of these challenges and the opportunities for robotics & AI to drive positive change in the UK and globally.
Find out more and register here.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and its application is an area of growing interest within the biosciences research and innovation community. This interest is reflected more broadly in the recently published UKRI statement of opportunity ’Transforming our world with AI’, which sets out the cross-disciplinary and cross-sector opportunities to support AI research and innovation in the UK.
Find out more and register here.
R. U. Hacking? (Reading University Hacking) proudly present our third annual 24-hour Student Hackathon at the University of Reading, welcoming students from all over the UK and EU!
If you'd like to find out more about the event, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org!