14 SepDIDIDA, supported by £6.75m in funding from the European Union and UKRI, is developing new ways to use lateral flow tests, similar to those used to diagnose COVID-19, to diagnose more than one disease at the same time in even the most remote locations. The technology aims to diagnose multiple infectious conditions including the five leading causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa: severe respiratory infections, HIV/AIDS, diarrhoea, malaria, and tuberculosis.
14 SepProfessor Mark Symes of the School of Chemistry has been announced as one of the founding Programme Directors of the Advanced Research and Invention Agency, ARIA. ARIA is a non-departmental public body, sponsored by the UK Government’s Department for Science, Innovation and Technology. An R&D funding agency backed by £800m over the next four years, ARIA aims to unlock scientific and technological breakthroughs to benefit everyone in the UK.
14 SepResearchers from the Glasgow Intelligent Computing Laboratory (gicLAB) at the School of Computing Science are part of a new cross-Europe network of excellence which is setting out to apply artificial intelligence on edge computing platforms. The network, named dAIEDGE for ‘A network of excellence for distributed, trustworthy, efficient and scalable AI at the Edge’, is led by Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI) - the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence.