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

Quantum-h, a prominent emerging technology agency, together with the University of Reading, is delighted to announce that they have been awarded a prestigious grant from Innovate UK’s Accelerated Knowledge Transfer (AKT) programme. This funding will support a groundbreaking interdisciplinary project that seeks to merge cutting-edge digital technologies with Higher Education, focusing particularly on Artificial Intelligence data mining within academic research.

The project aims to revolutionize research methodologies by developing advanced technology that ensures the highest standards of data protection and ethical integrity. Funded by the UK Government, this initiative is perfectly aligned with the objectives of Innovate UK’s AKT programme, which aims to rapidly boost innovation capacity within the academic and technology sectors.

Quantum-h CEO, Leon Samuel, 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, Director of Continuing Professional Education and Executive Education at the University of Reading’s School of Law, stated, “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 will develop a technology platform that utilizes AI for efficient data mining and analysis.
  • Research Data Tracking & Monitoring: It will include a comprehensive system for tracking and monitoring research data to ensure the protection of data integrity.
  • Ethical AI Utilisation: A key priority of the project is the ethical use of AI, aiming to establish a benchmark for responsible research practices in the digital realm.


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