Tech is on the UK agenda, and it’s very encouraging how many discussion events are taking place on how to leverage tech for economic growth. Though there are many challenges with regulation especially when some technologies and data are crossing national borders.
Today the City of London and Centre for Policy Studies came together to look at tech and the UK economy. As part of the conversation the investment in Bristol was discussed: The home of a new supercomputer set to be one the most powerful in Europe, which it is hoped will drive pioneering AI research and innovation in the UK.
The University of Bristol will host the new AI Research Resource (AIRR), which will serve as a national facility to help researchers maximise the potential of AI and support critical work into the potential and safe use of the technology.
The AIRR is dubbed Isambard-AI after Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the engineer who revolutionised transport and construction.