DAIS Joins Artificial Intelligence Doctoral Training Centre

The Crime and Security Research Institute (CSRI) is joining a new Centre for Doctor Training (CDT) to grow a future generation of leaders in Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The CDT will specialise in AI, Machine Learning and Advanced Computing and CSRI will contribute its expertise in providing innovative AI solutions to real world problems to aid its success. CSRI, in cooperation with the International Technology Alliance in Distributed Analytics and Information Science (DAIS ITA) is “proud to be key partners in training the next generation of experts in AI” noted Professor of Collective Intelligence Roger Whitaker.

The CDT will see PhDs working at CSRI to contribute toward pioneering research which will unlock the potential of big data analytics and AI in front line situations.

The CDT will be led by Swansea University alongside partners in Supercomputing Wales. Funding for the project has come through a £100m investment from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) alongside an additional £100m from project partners. The funding will allow 1,000 PhDs specialising in AI to work in 16 new UK centres alongside partners such as AstraZeneca, Google and Rolls-Royce.

Artificial intelligence is a disruptive technology in a range of sectors, enabling new products and services and transforming data science.

To maintain its leadership in AI, the UK will need a new generation of researchers, business leaders and entrepreneurs equipped with new skills. Working with partners across academia and industry, the centres announced today will provide the foundations for these future leaders.

UKRI Chief Executive, Professor Sir Mark Walport