AI for Collective Intelligence (AI4CI)

A UKRI AI Research Hub

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Our Vision

To address society’s most pressing challenges we must be able to reliably engineer important new kinds of Collective Intelligence:

“Connected communities of people, devices, data and software collaboratively sensing and interacting in real-time to achieve positive outcomes at multiple scales”.

New AI methods and technologies are central to meeting this challenge.

The AI4CI Hub combines AI expertise with excellence in key application domains in a strongly integrated national consortium of leading UK universities working with dozens of non-academic partners from across government, industry and civil society.

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Developing new AI for Smart Collectives:

  • minimising the impact of the next global pandemic
  • preventing financial instability
  • encouraging sustainable and liveable cities
  • combating social polarisation and disinformation on social media
  • integrating clinical care and social support for patients with diabetes

The AI4CI Loop

Pooling diverse experiences for multi-level decision support.

Opportunities

If you are looking for a fully-funded AI PhD, an exciting Post-doctoral AI research position, or want to join a consortium of over 40 organisations looking to exploit new AI for positive collective intelligence outcomes, get in touch and watch this space…

Our People

Theresa Smith Lead Health Ecosystems from the University of Bath

Seth Bullock

Hub Director

University of Bristol

Nirav Ajmeri

Deputy Director

University of Bristol

Theresa Smith Lead Health Ecosystems from the University of Bath

Cangxiong Chen

ECR Lead

University of Bath

Theresa Smith Lead Health Ecosystems from the University of Bath

Theresa Smith

Theme Lead: Health Ecosystems

University of Bath

Laura Smith

Theme Lead: Human-Centred Design

University of Bath

Aisling O’Kane

Theme Lead: Health Ecosystems

University of Bristol

John Cartlidge

Theme Lead: Financial Stability

University of Bristol

Lenon Danon

Theme Lead: Pandemic Resilience

University of Bristol

Maggie Chen

Theme Lead: Financial Stability

Cardiff University

Phil Morgan

Theme Lead: Human-Centred Design

Cardiff University

Michaela Black

Theme Lead: Infrastructure and Governance

Ulster University

Joan Condell

Theme Lead: Infrastructure and Governance

Ulster University

Hywel Williams

Theme Lead: Environmental Intelligence

Exeter University

Alison Heppenstall

Theme Lead: Smart Cities

University of Glasgow

Adam Dennett

Theme Lead: Smart Cities

University College London

Our Partners in AI

The AI4CI consortium brings together leading research groups from the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow, Ulster and UCL to form an integrated centre of gravity for a growing nationwide activity combining innovative research and development, community and capacity building, career development, public engagement, research translation, policymaking and governance organised around a clear central theme: new AI for Collective Intelligence.

Contact Us

If you are interested in joining the Hub’s research effort, or want to find out more please get in touch.