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Shadow Minister for AI and Intellectual Property to deliver keynote talk at South West AI conference

The South West Business Council (SWBC) has announced that the Shadow Minister for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Intellectual Property, Matt Rodda, will deliver the keynote address at their conference: ‘Harnessing the Power of AI: Meeting the Challenges’ on 16th February 2024 at the Great Hall, University of Exeter.

The event, co-sponsored by tech giants Microsoft, specialist law...

Innovative AI-enabled engineering lab boosts regional business development

The Heart of the South West LEP has announced £118,000 funding for the Centre for Future Clean Mobility, to develop a new AI engineering lab.

The ACE-Lab (AI-enabled Co-design in Engineering Laboratory), is managed by the University of Exeter’s Centre for Future Clean Mobility at Exeter Science Park. The innovative project will offer a unique blend of human-AI interaction for...

Ukraine is on the path of forward-looking development

Ukraine and Russia have been in a state of war since 2014, but in February 2022 the confrontation escalated into Russia’s brutal and bloody invasion of the independent state, which is still raging on.

Bombing and shelling of residential neighborhoods and critical infrastructure and economic facilities have caused enormous damage. On top of all this, large areas of Ukraine's...

Three key roles open within the Great South West Executive team

Positions include two Deputy Directors to support with business insights, investment and growth

The Great South West Partnership is looking for two new Deputy Directors to join the Executive team, and an Executive Support Officer to support the Director.

The Great South West is the powerhouse brand for Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and the Isles of Scilly. The Partnership...

Whoosh! High-speed railway creates buzzword across Indonesia

Organized by China Daily and the ASEAN-China Centre, the "Song of Our Homeland" China-ASEAN International Media Tour 2023 was launched at the Halim Railway Station of the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway in Jakarta, Indonesia, gathered journalists from main media outlets from China and ASEAN countries.

The Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway, running with a top speed of 350 km per...

First-of-its-kind ibis Styles hotel announces opening date for Paignton

Ibis Styles, the renowned hotel brand synonymous with creative design and playful atmospheres, has today announced the grand opening of its newest hotel in Paignton.

Representing a £30m investment for the local area, the latest addition to the brand’s UK collection aims to redefine the seaside hotel experience in South Devon and is set to open its doors on Tuesday January 16, 2024....

South West tech companies offered growth boost

Tech companies across the South West of England have the chance to work with top growth coaches and experts as part of Tech South West’s new business support programme.

Growth Forge will see tech firms utilise a proprietary assessment tool to identify two-to-three priority areas, then work with partners such as Microsoft, Sandler, Bishop Fleming, Ashfords, Howden and Program, along...

Revolutionising the Future of Energy: Klarian's AI and analytics tech redefines pipeline efficiency, paving the way for a low-carbon future

Leading innovator in pipeline technology, Klarian , has released details of its transformative AI solution, that has the potential to dramatically reduce carbon emissions associated with critical national infrastructure.

The solution takes a hybrid approach to pipeline condition monitoring and anomaly detection by combining physics-based insights with machine learning.


Must-Visit Gaming Events in the UK and Ireland in 2024

Gaming fans are in for a treat in 2024, with the upcoming schedule in the United Kingdom and Ireland packed with major events.

From industry conferences to major eSports tournaments and more, the next 12 months is a veritable feast of gaming extravaganzas.

With that in mind, we look at what is on the agenda in 2024, starting with what promises to be an action-packed four-day...

Antarctic world record attempt cut short due to suspected kidney stones

The ex-Royal Marine from Torquay in a bid to set a new Antarctic world record has been flown off the ice due to a suspected kidney stones.

After 32 days on the ice, skiing solo and unsupported for over 600km pulling all his supplies and equipment weighing 25 stone – Sam Cox last week traversed the Ronne ice shelf before climbing onto the mainland of Antarctica.

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