UK puts cash into oceanic AI

The government has announced four new research hubs to develop robotic tech to boost safety in offshore wind, along with £68 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for artificial intelligence and robotics research, plus £16 million for smart energy systems innovation.

The investment includes £4.3 million for the Natural Environment Research Council to fund five research projects at the National Oceanography Centre, and the Universities of Exeter and Southampton, to develop sensors capable of working in the ocean’s extreme conditions

“These sensors will help us to better understand our oceans, helping us to manage them sustainably for the future,” says Professor Duncan Wingham, chief executive of NERC. “Other industries, such as the water, aquaculture and industrial waste, are also likely to benefit from these technologies.”

 

 

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