Sam Attwood

Lead Technical Analyst at Manchester Metropolitan University

My name is Sam Attwood and I’m the Lead Technical Analyst working on the AI Foundry project at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Tell us about your role and what you’ll be doing for the AI Foundry:
I’ll be coordinating and helping to deliver technical assistance to organisations that are accepted onto phase 2 of the programme with Manchester Metropolitan University. I’ll also be helping out at some of the phase 1 workshops and delivering a session on prototyping.

What excites you the most about the programme?

I’m excited to work with leading researchers within the field of AI and to help transfer their expertise across to a variety of SMEs in the Greater Manchester region. I’m also excited to have the opportunity to shape best practices and help make sure that AI is used in a responsible and ethical manner.

Tell us about your background:

I’ve been working on the Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry project for over a year and continue to work on the project alongside the AI Foundry. Before joining Manchester Metropolitan University I worked as a software developer and did some research within the field of Natural Computation at the University of Birmingham.

The project is providing innovation consultancy and advisory aid in line with the De Minimis Exemption (in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013, OJ L 352/1) and Innovation R&D aid in line with the General Block Exemption Regulation (in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 of 17 June 2014, OJ L 187/1)

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