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From fundamental theory to applications which benefit society

The University of Surrey leads on both the fundamental artificial intelligence (AI) theory – pioneering new machine learning algorithms and the understanding of black box AI systems – and the application of AI for the benefit of society through healthcare, security, education and entertainment.

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"We are bringing a human-centric approach to all aspects of our research with the aim of enabling a brighter future for individuals, industry and society."

What we are developing

Surrey has been conducting pioneering research in AI and machine perception for over 30 years, having initiated the new field of pattern recognition in the 1980s. Today we are using audio-visual machine perception to enable systems which understand the world through sensory data, which is critical for robotics, healthcare, assisted living and human-machine interaction. We are creating AI architectures and algorithms which can learn models from huge volumes of real-world data, and we are developing robotics which think for themselves, leading the way to autonomous vehicles among many other applications.

At the same time, much of our research is focused on mitigating the potentially negative impacts of AI, finding solutions to the emerging challenges automation is bringing, such as increased cybersecurity risks and the need for a new legal framework.

While the ultimate goal of AI research may be complete autonomy, the most effective deployment of AI systems in the foreseeable future is likely to be in an assistive and collaborative mode, with AI supporting people at work and at home. Keeping this in mind, we are bringing a human-centric approach to all aspects of our research with the aim of enabling a brighter future for individuals, industry and society.

 

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AI@Surrey
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH