Creative, Digital and Technology Artificial Intelligence
Manchester has a strong academic AI community and a pipeline of talent. Three of our five universities have established research groups working in AI and data science, achieving world leading and internationally excellent work in the field. Furthermore, the University of Manchester is an academic partner with the Alan Turing Institute, the leading body for Data Science and AI in the UK.
Home to a growing number of AI companies including Peak, Dream Agility, and Digital Bridge, Manchester is also home to a number of organisations including GCHQ and NCSC, who are growing teams in AI and Data Science.
In 2020, Manchester launched the Greater Manchester AI Foundry, a £6m project that combines business innovation expertise and leading AI research from Manchester Metropolitan University, Lancaster University, University of Manchester and the University of Salford to help SMEs create new AI products and services which will enable their businesses to grow.
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Manchester is reported as most digitally inclusive city, offering 11 Digital Inclusion Hubs per 100,000 population. Recognising the issue of digital poverty, the first ever National Databank…
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A pioneering programme backed by global tech businesses and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has resulted in £1.57 million of social impact in less than 12 months…
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New government statistics published this week reveal Greater Manchester as a leading UK city-region for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) with thousands of new, high-value jobs created in the last…