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 UK gets £17.3m funds for artificial intelligence and robotics research

 

UK gets £17.3m ($22m) funds for artificial intelligence and robotics research, which will be carried out by British Universities.

It is part of the Government’s digital strategy, to be published by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley on Wednesday.

A report by Accenture revealed last year claimed that AI could boost up UK economy by contributing £654bn by 2035. But the government was criticised last year for its influence in the UK tech scene.

With this new digital strategy, computer scientist Prof Dame Wendy Hall and tech CEO Jerome Pesenti, the former chief data scientist at IBM, have been advised to review the UK’s artificial intelligence sector.

 

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