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University of Oxford publishes new guide to Artificial Intelligence

12:13 07 February in Education, News, Oxfordshire, Talent and Innovation

The University of Oxford, one of the world’s leading centres for research and development, has published a new guide to AI. The publication describes how AI and machine learning techniques are allowing clinicians to diagnose more accurately conditions such as heart disease; how the banking and finance sectors are being revolutionised by algorithms; and the move towards a world of driverless vehicles. It also highlights the fundamental scientific research underpinning these world-changing applications – research carried out by mathematicians, statisticians, computer scientists and information engineers – and includes the views of key voices in ethical, social and legal debates.

There has been rapid development in AI, particularly the subfield known as machine learning, and in machine vision, with Oxford researchers at the forefront of this revolution. Crucial scientific breakthroughs are at the core of this progression.

The security of AI-based approaches and the ethical considerations of the technologies are also of widespread interest and Oxford academics are playing a leading role in advising industry and senior government officials, and in debating topics with the wider public.

Paul Britton, CEO of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) commented:

“Wonderful to read about the tremendous research and developments in AI described in the University of Oxford’s new guide.

“The Thames Valley is home to the highest concentration of disruptive technology and AI companies in the UK. Indeed, we are currently partnering with industry, academia and medical research institutions on data analytics and artificial intelligence to develop a ‘global artificial intelligence and imaging hub’ to identify undiagnosed and suboptimally treated patients across a range of therapy areas under the umbrella of the Thames Valley Life Sciences Partnership, chaired by Bayer and led and co-ordinated by TVCC.”

Read more about Oxford’s work in AI here and watch the university’s related video here.

The Thames Valley Life Sciences Partnership’s plans for a ‘global artificial intelligence and imaging hub’ were highlighted in the Government’s recently published Life Sciences Sector Deal 2 – find out more here.