6 February 2024
The University of Oxford is to share in a major £80 million investment announced today to develop next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The funding, from EPSRC, will support nine new AI research hubs in the UK, one of which will be based at the Department of Computer Science.
Study shows that the way the brain learns is different from the way that artificial intelligence systems learn
3 January 2024
Researchers from the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit and the Department of Computer Science have set out a new principle to explain how the brain adjusts connections between neurons during learning. This may guide further research on learning in brain networks and inspire more robust learning algorithms in artificial intelligence.
AI that automatically detects methane plumes from orbit could be a powerful tool in combating climate change
17 November 2023
University of Oxford researchers, in partnership with Trillium Technologies’ NIO.space, have developed a tool to automatically detect methane plumes on Earth from orbit using machine learning with hyperspectral data. This could help identify excessive ‘super emitters’ of methane and enable more effective action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
7 November 2023
Over 2 days, the UK AI Safety Summit brought together approximately 150 representatives from across the globe including government leaders and ministers, and industry, academia and civil society leaders.
From The Conversation: Bletchley declaration: international agreement on AI safety is a good start, but ordinary people need a say – not just elites
7 November 2023
An opinion piece about the recent AI Safety Summit by Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Professor of Computing Science in the Department of Computer Science, Professor John Tasioulas, Director of the University's Institute for Ethics in AI, and Hélène Landemore, Professor of Political Science at Yale University.
New training centre will bridge the gap between environmental science and AI to address global environmental challenges
31 October 2023
Backed by over £15 million funding, the new UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in AI for the Environment (The Intelligent Earth Centre) will combine the University’s strengths in artificial intelligence, machine learning, Big Data, and environmental sciences.
20 October 2023
In a paper published today in Nature Photonics, researchers from the University of Oxford, along with collaborators from the Universities of Muenster, Heidelberg, and Exeter, report on their development of integrated photonic-electronic hardware capable of processing three-dimensional (3D) data, substantially boosting data processing parallelism for AI tasks.
28 September 2023
Professor Carl-Benedikt Frey (Oxford Internet Institute & Oxford Martin School) and Professor Michael Osborne (Department of Engineering Science and co-Director, Oxford Martin AI Governance Initiative) discuss the limitations of Generative AI.
14 June 2023
Professor Michael Bronstein and Professor Alison Noble will conduct ground-breaking work on some of artificial intelligence’s biggest challenges.
9 May 2023
Researchers have created atomically thin artificial neurons capable of processing both light and electric signals for computing.
9 May 2023
In October 2022 the University of Oxford became one of nine leading research universities around the world selected to deliver a new global postdoctoral fellowship programme to drive the innovative use of artificial intelligence across science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research.
5 April 2023
Running in Hilary Term 2023, i-City (sponsored by MathWorks) invited postgraduate students from diverse disciplines to work in teams and find new ways to deploy AI and Machine Learning tools to solve challenges relating to Smart Cities.
5 April 2023
The Alan Turing Institute (the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence) has launched the Turing University Network as a new way of working with universities across the UK. The network is part of the Turing’s new strategy aimed at using data science and AI for social good.
20 March 2023
A new study involving Department of Computer Science researchers has found that artificial intelligence could accelerate the search for extraterrestrial life by showing the most promising places to look.
9 March 2023
Researchers from the Department of Engineering Science have developed an algorithm that conceals sensitive information so effectively that it is impossible to detect that anything has been hidden.
Satellite imagery reveals that wild African elephants choose paths leading directly to their favourite food
16 December 2022
A study from Save the Elephants and University of Oxford researchers used high-resolution satellite imagery to investigate how plant diversity affects elephant movements.
Oxford joins Schmidt Futures’ $148 million global initiative to accelerate use of AI in scientific research
26 October 2022
The University of Oxford is one of nine leading research universities around the world selected to deliver a new global postdoctoral fellowship programme to drive the innovative use of artificial intelligence across science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research.
24 October 2022
'How would an artificial intelligence (AI) decide what to do?', asks Oxford DPhil candidate in Engineering Science, Michael K Cohen, and his co-author Marcus Hutter from the Australian National University, in this article which highlights the potential risks of relying on the 'reinforcement learning' approach in AI research.
Oxford to collaborate with Digital University Kerala on nanotechnology, AI, sustainability, digital health, and innovation
13 October 2022
The University of Oxford has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a new collaboration with the Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation and Technology in India (known as Digital University Kerala or DUK).