Published: 17 June 2020

New website showcases Surrey’s research in AI

The new ‘AI@Surrey’ website enables users to explore the impact of the University’s interdisciplinary research in artificial intelligence (AI), which is bringing together areas as diverse as politics, healthcare, hospitality, language robotics and entertainment for the benefit of society.

AI@Surrey webpage

Led by the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), AI@Surrey is an interdisciplinary network of over 300 researchers from across the University. It draws on Surrey’s expertise in areas such as politics, law, sociology, future communication, computer science, space technology, and environment and sustainability.

The AI@Surrey network aims to provide a hub for academic and industry research collaboration to realise the full potential of AI for social good. The AI@Surrey website encapsulates the many different areas of AI and machine learning research being conducted across these disciplines, and opens up a platform for collaboration with external partners from academia, government and industry.

Users can find out about study opportunities – including Surrey’s PhD programmes and our new MSc in Artificial Intelligence.  They can also learn about AI-related news and events, which offer a platform to engage with a wider community.

The website highlights the 30-year evolution of AI research at Surrey since it initiated the new field of pattern recognition back in the 1980s. Some of the exciting research activities users can explore include:

  • CVSSP’s concept of ‘4D vision’, enabling complex scenes to be modelled in real time, which is used in entertainment, healthcare and security applications
  • Unique approach of fusing blockchain (trusted data) with AI (making sense of that data) for the public good
  • Award-winning trials of at-home dementia care using internet-enabled devices and AI algorithms
  • The School of Law’s pioneering research into how AI will change legal standards in intellectual property, tax and criminal law, and the Department of Politics’ work advancing research on ethics and the use of AI-driven analytical tools in public policy


Professor Adrian Hilton FREng, Director of CVSSP, said: “AI@Surrey is bringing a human-centric approach to all aspects of our research with the aim of enabling a brighter future for individuals, industry and society. We hope that this initiative, and the new website, will create a platform for further collaborations both across the University and with external partners which will help us to achieve this objective.”

Find out more on the new AI@Surrey website.


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