IBM Solutions Architect for Watson in Europe
James currently works for IBM as the Solutions Architect for Watson in Europe; a technical role he carries out part time whilst also studying as a PhD student at Warwick University under the supervision of Dr Maria Liakata. He has been working for IBM for two years after graduating from Aberystwyth University in 2013 with a first class honours degree in AI and Robotics. He also won the BCS prize for best final year undergraduate project for his work on Partridge, a software pipeline for automating information extraction from scientific literature.
In his talk, James will discuss the history of scientific innovation and the growing importance of natural language processing techniques in keeping up with the ever-accelerating progress of scientific discovery. He will introduce Partridge and his paper processing pipeline and talk on how IBM Watson is also being used for scientific discovery.