Human-like Computing: Call for feasibility studies
This is a Call for feasibility studies for research that could lead to the development of human-like computing systems: machines with human-like perceptual, reasoning and learning abilities, which support collaboration and communication with human beings.
Human-like Computing goes beyond designing improved AI or machine learning systems, and it is not about incorporating findings in neuroscience.
However a key component of the projects we are looking to encourage and support is multidisciplinary research involving cutting edge and state-of-the-art research in both computer and cognitive science.
Approximately £2 million is available to support feasibility studies of up to £300,000 and of 18 months duration. ESRC are supporting this initiative and additional funding may be made available if suitable proposals are forthcoming.
The application process is in two stages. First, an initial audition to select promising ideas. This will take place in Birmingham and applicants who are unable to travel can deliver their pitch via Skype. The proposers of these will then be invited to submit full proposals which will be assessed by an interview panel in the autumn. This will be held in Polaris House in Swindon.
|Registration of intention to participate (Concept Audition)||15 to 16 June 2017|
|Auditions||29/30 June 2017|
|Decisions on auditions announced||wb 3 July 2017|
|Deadline for full proposals||28 September 2017|
|Interview Panel||25/26 October 2017 (tbc)|
|Funding decision||wb 30 October 2017|
|Grant start date||1 December 2017|