UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence
The Artificial Intelligence Centre carries out foundational research in AI. As society becomes more automated, the core aim of the Centre is to create new AI technologies and advise on the use of AI in science, industry and society. The Centre brings together researchers with a shared interest in fundamental challenges in Machine Vision, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Machine Action, Interpretation and Knowledge Representation.
Whilst recent times have seen tremendous progress, AI is still far from 'solved'. Machines have only a shallow understanding of the world around them and, to advance to the next stage, they need access to the vast knowledge that humans have about the physical world, culture and emotional behaviour.
To make a machine capable of operating in the world and interacting in a natural manner with humans is an exciting grand challenge that will require a range of collaborative advances.
The Centre aims to make next-generation AI systems that have enhanced capabilities in Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing and Machine Reasoning and Machine Interaction.
To do this members bring world-leading research talent together and work on joint projects that drive progress. Beyond a pure engineering view, the Institute takes a principled approach to understanding how to efficiently train machines and interpret their capabilities and performance.
The Centre's approach to creating efficient, effective and responsible AI is inclusive, taking input from computer science, statistical learning theory, probabilistic modelling, engineering, cognitive neuroscience and the social sciences.
The Centre’s research groups and networks are:
- Natural Language Processing
- Computer Vision Group
- Statistical Machine Learning group
- ELLIS @UCL
- UCL Deciding, Acting, and Reasoning with Knowledge (DARK) Lab
- Robot Perception and Learning Lab
- Web Intelligence
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