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Opportunity profile: Setting AI alight

Responsible AI scheme looks for research that is ready to make a difference

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  • Only translational projects building on prior research will be considered
  • All projects must plan for impact within 18 months of starting
  • Projects that build on previous partnerships are welcomed, and new partnerships are not excluded
  • Responsibility in use of data, and in what impacts are sought, is essential

In June, UK Research and Innovation announced it would allocate £50 million toward the development of “safe and trustworthy” artificial intelligence to address major political priorities. One of the investments was a consortium backed by £31m and led by the University of Southampton, called Responsible AI. This consortium will fund research into what good AI would look like, how to develop and build it into existing systems, and the potential effects on society.

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