By Will Fyson (ORCID), University of Southampton.

Originally published on the Software Carpentry blog.

Part of being a successful researcher lies in the ability to stand out from your peers, which can be done through making and being acknowledge for valuable and original contributions. Once acknowledged for one discovery this can then act as a springboard to allow your peers to identify your other scholarly contributions, or alternatively identify potential for future collaboration, or be used as a proof of your research skills when applying for further funding. In…

By Long Tran-Thanh, researcher at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University Of Southampton, and ORCHID.

This article is part of our series: a day in the software life, in which we ask researchers from all disciplines to discuss the tools that make their research possible.

One of the goals of artificial intelligence research is to build an autonomous machine that can make its own decisions. This would be able to act without a human needing to operate it and under a wide range of conditions. It would, however, face a big problem. If the…

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