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18th October 2019 Los Angeles, USA

Better than Hal: UK companies applying AI to the space industry

In March, the Science and Innovation Network, DIT, and Innovate UK led a Global Expert Mission to US robotics centers of excellence. The UK-USA Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) in Extreme Environments delegation spent a week in Los Angeles, San Diego and Houston, meeting with a variety of potential partners in space, oceans and nuclear […]

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7th October 2019 USA

William Janowski

SIN Officer, Houston

World cancer Research Day 2019: UK Encouraging Relationships with US Cancer Research Hotspots

World Cancer Research Day 2019: UK Encouraging Relationships with US Cancer Research Hotspots No matter your background, the social and economic impacts of cancer are far-reaching. The chances are that cancer impacts somebody you know or love. In the fight against cancer, cutting-edge research takes place both here in the UK and internationally in the […]

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8th June 2019 Science Innovation USA

David Pasquini

Consul, Government and Business Affairs - UK Government Office in San Diego

Building the Blue Economy and solving global challenges in San Diego, California

As global population grows, so does our impact on the world’s oceans. Even today, on this World Ocean Day, we continue to hear about scary things such as ocean acidification, the proliferation of plastic in the ocean, and ecosystem destabilization.  Every day brings a new report of man-made environmental disasters. But all is not lost. […]

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12th June 2018 Science Innovation USA

Carmen Schicklberger

Head of Science and Innovation - San Francisco

Agribots and the tech revolution on the farm

What does the farm of the future look like? Increasing automation and big data promise to revolutionise every industry, including the agricultural countryside with a tech sector that will be worth more than £136 billion globally by 2025. The UK Government recognized this early on and launched an Agri-Tech strategy in 2013 to lead on […]

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9th March 2018 USA

Hannah Davelman

Science & Innovation Officer, San Francisco

British UAS Research Visits The Bay Area

In February 2018, the UK Science & Innovation Network brought researchers from the Universities of Southampton, Bristol, and Cranfield to the Bay Area, where they represented the UK’s newly-formed CASCADE research consortium at the NSF-funded Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ Industry Advisory Board (C-UAS IAB) meeting at Facebook Headquarters. C-UAS brings together five leading American universities […]

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5th February 2018 Los Angeles, USA

David Pasquini

Consul, UK Government Office in San Diego

Robotics and the Blue Economy

It is no secret that San Diego, tucked away in the southwest corner of America’s largest state by GDP, is rapidly emerging as a hotspot for the development of robotic technology. The pulse of San Diego’s “Robot Valley”, as it is increasingly referred to, is the University of California, San Diego, but the ecosystem is […]

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5th January 2018 Los Angeles, USA

Royal Society and SIN expore AI for social good in Los Angeles

Last month, the Science and Innovation Network joined the Royal Society to host a series of events around the Neural Information Processing Systems conference in California. This is the first in an ongoing series of activities in the US exploring the challenges and opportunities as AI technology becomes more prevalent in society. You can find […]

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21st June 2017 Washington DC, USA

Patrick Davies

by Patrick Davies

Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy, Washington

Life as a Public Sector COO

Popular culture is full of famous wingmen. Goose, Chewbacca, Dr. Watson, Buzz Lightyear – all providing support, advice, and even protection for their leading character. When the British parliament voted to approve air strikes in Syria in 2015, Foreign Policy magazine mocked up a photo of President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron as Maverick and […]

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22nd November 2016 Washington DC, USA

Major General Richard Cripwell

Defence Attaché at the British Embassy Washington D.C.

In A Force of the Future, An Equal Opportunity to Serve

I had the pleasure of joining Samantha Job from the Embassy and Mackenzie Eaglen from AEI on a panel on Monday night discussing Women in Defence. Moderated by Nina Wagner from the Pentagon. We talked about how far we had come, not least in the 35 years of my military service, but also how much […]

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UK in USA is a blog about the work of the British Embassy in Washington and our Consulates throughout the United States. Our bloggers come from various backgrounds.

UK in USA is a blog about the work of the British Embassy in Washington and our Consulates throughout the United States. Our bloggers come from various backgrounds.

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