Dstl expands AI and data science unit

A new unit based at the National Innovation Centre for Data (NCID) in Newcastle has just been announced by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).

“As outlined in the Integrated Review, our £6.6 billion investment into research and development will supercharge science and innovation to lead the way in developing cutting-edge technologies,” said Defence Minister, Jeremy Quin. “I am delighted that Dstl are expanding their pioneering work in the north east of England which will benefit from a range of new skills sets, knowledge and expertise.”

The Newcastle team are set to provide Dstl with greater resilience, capacity and diversity in artificial intelligence and data science. Roughly 15 new staff members will be recruited to work at the unit which is due to open later this year.

Paul Kealey, the Dstl Division Head responsible for the new team, commented: “This is a really exciting opportunity to leverage innovation, create jobs and business opportunities, and contribute to the government’s ‘levelling up’ ambitions. It will support the UK to achieve its vision as a great science power by tapping in to the diverse pool of regional talent and highly skilled businesses.”



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