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The AI renaissance: why it has taken off and where it is going

15th May 2020

The technological enablers for widespread use of artificial intelligence (AI) have fallen into place. Early movers in technology industries have driven initial applications, but the scene is now set for widespread and accelerated adoption...

  • AI & Analytics
Opinion

The COVID questions – shaping our response for an innovative post-pandemic world

23rd April 2020

The world is in crisis. Simple, short-term survival is everyone’s top priority, whether that’s as a nation, a government, a business, a family or a lonely and forgotten self-isolating individual. But the overwhelming necessity to endure has always been the mother of invention. Where will the crisis lead us? 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital services
  • Human factors
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Playtime is over – VR is a serious tool for autonomous driving development

2nd July 2020

The game is up. Playtime is over and it’s time for virtual reality (VR) to graduate from a world of shooters and armchair sport to become a seriously influential component of breakthrough innovation.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Human factors
  • Sensing
  • User Experience (UX)
Vlog

The AI Opportunity - getting Edge AI to work at its best

27th May 2020

The constraints of size, cost, power and connectivity present significant challenges in getting Edge AI to work at its best. This was the backdrop to a recent project we completed for an Asian technology giant...

  • AI & Analytics
Opinion

COVID – a preview of the retail service model future?

19th May 2020

Consumer choice has been a guiding retail principle for decades, but recently much of the world has had no choice but to buy online for everything except supermarket essentials...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

COVID – can automation rise to supply chain and labour challenges?

18th May 2020

The focus on automation has sharpened in recent months, following global disruption of supply chains and labour. But what can be done now to speed the delivery of such vital solutions to help in the aftershock of the pandemic? 

  • Digital services
  • Human factors
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Vlog

The AI opportunity - ensuring AI investments pay-off

18th May 2020

Excitement around the business opportunities presented by artificial intelligence (AI) is palpable, but it comes hand-in-hand with very tough investment decisions...

  • AI & Analytics
Opinion

How to train an engineer successfully – when vital bioinnovation depends on it

18th May 2020

It could only happen at Cambridge Consultants. An internal training course for a group for engineers eager to gain some understanding of how it is possible to engineer biology. A challenge certainly… but also indicative of the unique blend of biology, engineering and advanced computation that is enabling our breakthrough work in bioinnovation.

  • Product realisation
  • Project management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

COVID - tools to maintain both productivity and sanity!

13th May 2020

‘WFH’ is an acronym now universally recognised. But even before the pandemic, remote working had been slowly increasing, with around 5% of UK employees primarily working from home in 2019 and 30% having experience of it. The benefits can include more productive working time, fewer office distractions and more flexibility, to name a few...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital services
  • Human factors
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Vlog

The AI opportunity - overcoming a lack of quality training data

11th May 2020

Tim Ensor shared his insights from working with a global medical device company to invent deep learning algorithms to amplify clinical trials data by 30x. 

  • AI & Analytics
Opinion

Reducing risk with cross-sector thinking: an aeroponics example

16th April 2020

Leveraging a broad range of technical experiences, from seemingly unrelated fields can help solve critical problems. This example looks at aeroponics in terms of challenges within the vertical farming sector, showing how insight in the right place can transform work across industries...

  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physical sciences
Vlog

The challenges of human/robot interaction in the real world 

7th April 2020

Robotics can enable humans to work better, faster and more precisely. We specialise in developing robotics in areas not traditionally automated, and sometimes in areas where automation was not even thought possible...

 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Embedded software
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
  • Sensing