Monthly Archives: January 2020

EndNote Desktop for Managing References and Writing for Publication

Being a researcher involves updating your skills and learning to use researcher tools. This workshop will teach you how to use EndNote for your research and for publication. These aspects align with the following BU2025 actions: Develop and implement capability across BU to support the Fusion learning approach, including by: (a) collaborating with peer institutions… Read more »

Artificial intelligence-created medicine to be used on humans for first time

A drug molecule “invented” by artificial intelligence (AI) will be used in human trials in a world first for machine learning in medicine. It was created by British start-up Exscientia and Japanese pharmaceutical firm Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma. The drug will be used to treat patients who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Typically, drug development takes about… Read more »

How AI is revolutionising DNA evidence

Developments in AI are revolutionising DNA evidence – but can we totally trust the machines?  Sophisticated AI (Artificial Intelligence) techniques are being developed to work out whether a DNA sample came directly from someone at a crime scene or was just innocently transferred. But could this technology introduce even more miscarriages of justice when even… Read more »

Brightspace: Virtual Classroom update

Please be aware that the Virtual Classroom tool in Brightspace from April 2020 will be changing:   Maximum concurrent users changing from 100 to 50 Stored recordings from 4 months to 14 days Maximum session recording from 90 minutes to 60 minutes Please take note of these changes if you are a user of the… Read more »

Google boss Sundar Pichai calls for AI regulation

The head of Google and parent company Alphabet has called for artificial intelligence (AI) to be regulated. Writing in the Financial Times, Sundar Pichai said it was “too important not to” impose regulation but argued for “a sensible approach”. He said that individual areas of AI development, like self-driving cars and health tech, required tailored… Read more »

Funds now available to support Global Staff Mobility: Erasmus+

Global staff mobility, including training and teaching, leads to professional development and networking and brings great value to BU and our students, whilst offering invaluable international experience. We are pleased to announce that staff, both academic and professional support, can now apply for funds to support these activities through Erasmus+. Erasmus+ funds are a great… Read more »