26 May, 2024

Quantum-h and University of Reading Receive Innovate UK Grant for Ethical AI Research

Quantum-h, an emergent technology leader, together with the University of Reading, is excited to announce the receipt of a grant from Innovate UK’s Accelerated Knowledge Transfer (AKT) programme. This funding is earmarked for a pioneering interdisciplinary project that will bring innovative digital technologies to the Higher Education sector, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence and data mining in research settings.

This project will explore how AI can revolutionize research methodologies by creating advanced technologies that protect research data while upholding ethical standards and integrity. Funded by the UK Government, the project exemplifies the goals of Innovate UK’s AKT programme, aiming to rapidly infuse innovation into academia and technology.

Leon Samuel, CEO of Quantum-h, commented, “We are proud of this partnership with the University of Reading and Innovate UK to accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies. The potential of AI to transform the research landscape is immense and with this project, we aim to unlock innovative methodologies that are both impactful and ethically responsible.”

Marzia Briel-Barr of the University of Reading’s School of Law, shared her perspective: “This collaboration with Quantum-h is testament to how Academia can contribute to the UK innovation and technology sector in a practical way. We are excited to see the outcomes of this project, especially that it will result in contributions that advance equitable and sustainable Open Science.”

Project Aims and Benefits:

  • Innovative Technology Platform: The project involves the creation of an AI-based platform that enhances data mining and analysis.
  • Research Data Tracking & Monitoring: Establishing a robust system for monitoring and safeguarding the integrity of research data.
  • Ethical AI Utilisation: Prioritising the ethical use of AI to establish benchmarks for responsible research in the digital age.