Centre for AI Fundamentals

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Our new Centre for AI Fundamentals is a cross-disciplinary home for foundational artificial intelligence at The University of Manchester. It is a key component of a number of significant investments we have made into AI education, innovation and industrial collaboration.

We boldly focus on fundamental AI research, which includes probabilistic modelling, deep learning, reinforcement learning, causal modelling, human-in-the-loop machine learning, explainable AI, ethics, privacy and security.

The fundamentals are in motion - in particular, deployment and collaboration with people are centrally important fundamental AI problems, not only post-hoc issues. We develop AI that works well with humans and in deployment.

This Centre brings together renowned academic expertise in AI with the latest research taking place across our growing institutes, including the Institute for Data Science and AI (IDSAI), The Christabel Pankhurst Institute for health technology research and innovation, and our partnerships with the Alan Turing Institute and the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS).

Who's involved

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If you're interested in collaborating with us, or want to know more about the Centre's activities and how to get involved, contact:

Matthew Harrison, AI Centre Manager

E: matthew.harrison@manchester.ac.uk