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AP Benson announces new partnership with Oxford-based AI Research Charity

AP Benson is delighted to announce the appointment of two of its directors as Trustees of the Oxford Foundation for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence (Oftnai). Dr. Tom Girn will join his AP Benson colleague, Dr. Craig Livingstone, a founding Oftnai Trustee, on the Board of the Charity.

The Foundation is an independent registered charity that aims to raise funds for teaching and research in theoretical neuroscience at Oxford. It was instituted in 2006. Through its trading companies it is also developing a reputation for applying theoretical neuroscience and artificial intelligence techniques to practical industrial and business problems. The charity is headed by Dr. Simon Stringer a research mathematician at Oxford University for over ten years, working in various areas of computer modelling, including control systems, computational aerodynamics, mathematical epidemiology, and theoretical neuroscience. Simon has a strong interest in developing closer ties with industry and novel funding mechanisms for scientific research.

AP Benson Managing Director Tom Girn stated, "We are very pleased to be working with Simon and his colleagues again and look forward to further developing the Charity and to furthering its aim of becoming financially self-sustaining through development of commercially viable applications of AI, Artificial General Intelligence and Machine Consciousness. We hope that lending our experience in IT Transformation, business consultancy and management of commercial software development to Oftnai will contribute to its charitable goals."

AP Benson is a management and economic development consultancy with offices in Cardiff, London, Birmingham and Reading. Since the company's formation it has provided services to the public and private sector in a range of fields including feasibility studies, project evaluation, business development and IT Transformation.

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