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First step to a Cognitive Computation assistant for NAMRIP

Published: 25 February 2015

Professor Jeremy Frey has attracted one of the Theory and Modelling in Chemical Science (TMCS) students from the joint EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training run by Oxford, Bristol and Southampton Universities

In December 2014, NAMRIP submitted a £1M EPSRC networking bid to support our activities. This proposal (which was led by Tim Leighton, and is still under consideration by EPSRC) contained a funding bid for a Cognitive Computation assistant (NAMRA-CC) to be developed in partnership with IBM Watson. The hope was to test whether NAMRA-CC would spot opportunities and collaborations that the members of NAMRIP might be missing. Whilst we are waiting for the outcome of the EPSRC bid, NAMRIP colleague Professor Jeremy Frey has started the journey by being allocated one of the TMCS CDT students. Gary Wall, who is one of the first CDT intake and is currently in the taught phase of the CDT in Oxford, has chosen to take up the option to do his Easter Vacation project here, at the University of Southampton. He will start on 16 March and will work for a month with Professor Frey and his team, on Anti-Microbial Resistance. The project will give him the chance to use IBM’s Watson cognitive technology.

Find out more about the TMCS Centre for Doctoral Training here.

Find out more about WATSON here.

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Notes for editors

NAMRIP is funded by the University of Southampton and benefits hugely from £868,704.00 of funding from EPSRC's Network for Antimicrobial Action 'Bridging the Gap' call [EP/MO27260/1]. The MRC has also invested in NAMRIP, with one project already announced

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