Creating your question(s)

Company questions posed to AIMday will be communicated via this website to academics and researchers throughout the University of Edinburgh, allowing them to select the questions they feel they can add most value to according to their individual expertise.

When phrasing your question(s), please ensure that they are concrete and clear (with no abbreviations) and that they can be discussed openly. This style of question works best for the AIMday format.

It helps to add context and background to your question(s), so that it is clear what exactly your challenge is and how our academics could potentially help find the solution.

We also recommend that at least two company representatives are available to join the discussion of each your questions in order to have a better balance in the session. The company representatives should be well versed in the topic of the question(s) submitted and be prepared to provide further context and background.

We welcome up to three questions from each participating company or organisation.

Some example questions are listed below. You are welcome to contact us if you need help phrasing an appropriate question.

  • How can we use quantum computers to improve discovery of new materials & chemicals?
  • How can we reduce bias when using data to train a machine learning system?
  • How can we nudge adaptive behaviours using ubiquitous technology (e.g. phones) and artificial intelligence?
  • How do you suggest that we go about finding additional value in our ability to generate real time cell level data from lithium-ion battery packs?