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Artificial Intelligence and its Applications Institute

Organisational unit: Research Institute

Organisation profile

At the Artificial Intelligence and its Applications Institute (AIAI), we enable computer systems to reproduce and complement human abilities, work with people, and support collaboration between humans. We conduct world-leading research in the foundations of Artificial Intelligence (e.g. in knowledge representation and reasoning, emergence of meaning, theory and ontology change, creativity, computer-based proof) and its applications to intelligent systems (e.g. autonomous and multi-agent systems, social computation, scientific collaboration platforms, web semantics and linked data).

Our research methods focus on the development of models of knowledge, reasoning, and interaction that can be used to understand and automate aspects of human and machine intelligence, but are also understandable and usable to the designers and users of AI systems in order to address broader issues such as fairness, accountability, transparency and safety. To achieve this, we combine theoretical research into AI models, architectures and algorithms with a strong element of applied research. This has led to a strong track record in using our methods to address real-world problems in healthcare, scientific collaboration, social computing, emergency systems, transportation, engineering, aerospace and other domains.

AIAI was previously known as the Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications (CISA).

Research outputs

  1. Lessons from reinforcement learning for biological representations of space

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Computer-supported ethical rules for collaboratively sharing data

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Research activities & awards

  1. Experiential AI: Entanglements – Fair, Moral and Transparent AI

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. Talk: Experiential AI

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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