(HPCWire) The new Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation (HNCDI) will bring together world-leading expertise with innovative AI and quantum computing technology, to benefit industry and public sector.
The joint centre with UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and IBM, a leading global hybrid cloud and AI company, will be housed within STFC’s Hartree Centre.
The Government, via UK Research and Innovation, has agreed to invest £172 million over five years, met with a £38 million in-kind contribution from IBM.
Science Minister, Amanda Solloway, said: “Artificial intelligence and quantum computing have the potential to revolutionise everything from the way we travel to the way we shop.
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“They are exactly the kind of fields I want the UK to be leading in, and this new centre in the North West is a big step towards that.
“Thanks to this fantastic new partnership with IBM, British businesses will have access to the kind of infrastructure and expertise that will help them boost innovation and grow the economy – essential as we build back better from the pandemic.”