• Improving AI safety by mapping what AIs really learn

    Inventor: Dr Botty Dimanov, Computer Lab AI (artificial intelligence) or machine-based learning is now in widespread use, being used in areas as diverse as the development of self-driving cars, image, speech and sound recognition, improving search algorithms, and searching for new drug molecules. The key to the method is that the programmer develops training algorithms…

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  • A new method of identifying the genes behind complex genetic

    Inventor: Dr. Luba Chakalova, SNPr Mentor: Bill Matthews Complex genetic diseases are influenced by multiple genes, with examples including diabetes, psychiatric disorders and autoimmune diseases. Numerous genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been carried out to identify the hot spots in the chromosomes which are involved in the pathology of these diseases. These areas are marked…

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  • Using AI based micro drones to improve crop yields and

    Inventor: Dr. Sohab Sarfraz, Speedy Quarks Mentor: Kevin Gooding Global food production needs to increase by 50% by 2050 to meet the expected increase in world population. Precision agriculture is one such technique to better target the use of water, fertiliser and pesticides to the plants that actually need them. This gives better results for…

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