University of Aberdeen victorious in Aberdeen Boat Race

The University of Aberdeen has won this year's Aberdeen Boat Race which took place on the River Dee today (Saturday, April 2).

Views sought on how the pandemic has affected rural healthcare in Grampian

Scientists from the University of Aberdeen are looking for people who live in rural Grampian to give their views on accessing and receiving healthcare.

Aberdeen scientists in 'world first' energy transition project

Scientists at the University of Aberdeen are to embark on a £250,000 research project that aims to achieve a world first by using a plasma electrolyser to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into hydrocarbons for energy use.

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The University of Aberdeen is a founding partner of The Conversation UK. See below our academics' articles and opinion pieces on various topics of public interest.


Understanding artificial intelligence using Netflix, Amazon and a slice of pizza

Have you ever bought something from Amazon? Used Google maps to get to your favourite restaurant? Watched a movie Netflix recommended? If so, you have interacted with Artificial Intelligence (AI).  Yes, that’s right. AI isn’t just robots and lousy chatbots.   Simply put, AI is a ‘technology that exhibits human-like intelligence’. ...

Letting Open Access bloom: a bright future for research publishing

In previous blog posts, I have discussed the value of open research, the reasons behind its complexity, and the importance of retaining rights over our research outputs. In this final post of my short series, I look to the future, with an optimism that seems appropriate to the time of...

Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots: The benefits and challenges of an increasing trend

Professor Donald Hislop, from the University of Aberdeen Business School, and Dr. Luciana Blaha, from Heriot-Watt University, write about their research which has investigated how people interact with chatbots, and the many questions that still need to be answered if the use of this embryonic technology is to become widespread.   One...


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