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28 FebA new roadmap which lays out how AI & big data techniques could drive advances in superconductivity research and development is aiming to help to spark a tech revolution. An international team of leading researchers are behind the roadmap, which is the first of its kind for the field of superconductor research. Dr Mohammad Yazdani-Asrami (JWSE) led the production of the roadmap, which is published as an invited paper in the Institute of Physics’ journal, Superconductor Science and Technology.
Monkey mouths and hands could be key to future interactive enrichment systemsThe research suggesting that monkeys may have their own preferences for the design of buttons, could inform the development of interactive enrichment activities for zoo animals in the future. It was presented at the International Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction in Warsaw and is a joint project by animal-computer interaction specialists Vilma Kankaanpää and Dr Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas (School of Computing Science).
Prizewinning students set to compete in 2nd Amazon Alexa Prize Taskbot challengeThe GRILL team, made up of students from the School of Computing Science, won first place in Amazon’s $500,000 (£405,000) international Alexa Prize TaskBot Challenge for their work in developing GRILLBot, a next-generation conversational assistant. Now, the team is one of 10 from universities around the world who will compete to build an even more advanced TaskBot. The GRILL team are the only team from the UK competing for the prize.