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Project Outline

The University of Southampton will be at the forefront of developing the next generation of experts and leaders in Artificial Intelligence (AI) thanks to a £100M investment from UK Research and Innovation.

Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science and the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics will use its share of the funding to create the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Machine Intelligence for Nano-electronic Devices and Systems (MINDS).

The MINDS CDT, one of 16 new Centres announced under this latest round of UKRI funding, will lead a research training programme to develop cohorts of PhDs into the well-rounded innovators a dynamic UK economy and society needs.

To achieve this, the Centre brings together a mixture of complementary expertise from within the University and from industry to focus on the benefits of future AI systems and their application in a wide variety of domains including robotics, embedded systems, manufacturing and security, and smart cities and (care)homes. These areas will be developed collaboratively with partners including Roke Manor, Thales, Intel, Huawei, AWE, IBM Research, Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, NXP Semiconductors, Royal Bank of Canada, Tata Consultancy Services, IP Group and Set Squared who will guide the research and translate new technologies through innovative projects.

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