Jisc is supporting independent thinktank Demos to investigate how modern technology such as artificial intelligence, robotics and other emerging technologies will affect the UK’s world-leading research sector.
The interim Demos report will provide ideas and predictions to inform policies and strategies shaping future research, also referred to as ‘Research 4.0’.
Matthew Dovey, Jisc’s head of e-infrastructure strategy comments:
“Rapidly advancing technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, internet of things and augmented reality shift the way we interact with the world and have the potential to radically reform the research lifecycle. The Demos report will give us a glimpse of how research 4.0 might look and how we can best support our members to future proof their work”
Jisc and Demos will jointly present the report at the Conservative party conference this autumn.
The report findings will support Jisc in realising its vision for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world. The outcomes will inform the development of Jisc’s technology solutions for its members and help shape advice and practical assistance on digital technology.