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GCHQ’s plans for the ethical use of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the forefront of technological innovation. Even if its not your primary product, elements of AI often become the subject of R&D projects. This story is quite remarkable. Unusually, the Government Communications Head Quarters (GCHQ) recently published a paper called ‘Pioneering a New National Security: The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence’. This [...]

Never applied for R&D Tax Credits? It’s time to look into it…

It’s not an understatement to say that businesses, across the board, have taken a hammering. Well done for surviving this far. Reduced cash flow, breaks in supply chains, staff shortages, COVID-19 restrictions and PPE requirements are just a few of the extra issues you may be dealing with. This…this is an all good news article. [...]

New R&D funding for two Scottish universities

The University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde are both receiving substantial investment through the new Turing Artificial Intelligence fellowship. What’s the Turing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Fellowship? As explained in a government press release, the new Turing AI Fellowship is “…part of the UK government’s ambition to establish the UK as a world leader [...]

Unrestricted visas for science and technology immigrants

As the prospect of leaving the EU becomes a reality, many of those working at the forefront of research and development projects are as concerned as other industries. But perhaps there is some reassurance in the ‘Global Talent Route’ of immigration, which was announced in January and opened on 20th February 2020. Unfortunately, the global [...]

What are the aims of the government’s new R&D Roadmap?

Despite all the other pressures, Business Secretary Alok Sharma published the government’s ‘Research and Development Roadmap’ on 1st July 2020. It aims to “drive collaboration between government, industry, research organisations and local authorities to ensure research funding is accessible, boosts productivity, improves public services, creates high-quality jobs and delivers economic and societal benefits to communities [...]

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