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Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence

Industry as a whole is experiencing a huge increase in the use of data driven intelligent computing that goes way beyond what we imagined ten years ago.

Data is being collected in different formats, at unprecedented speeds, and from many different sources. There are increasingly complex challenges, with a need to leverage large amounts of heterogenous data to develop computational intelligence solutions for process optimisations, monitoring, and control applications.

This new centre brings together several applied areas of activity where WMG has an established track record of excellence. It will support the continued expansion of existing research groups in response to the ever-changing landscape of UK industrial needs. Professor Giovanni Montana and Professor Mehrdad Dianati, will spearhead the Centre, working closely with several academic colleagues in Data Science, Intelligent Vehicles, Automation Systems, WMG's Cyber Security Centre and the Institute of Digital Healthcare,

Our aim is to:

  • Develop new technologies for machine learning and large-scale data analysis in order to provide solutions to pressing problems across WMG excellence areas including Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Automation, Healthcare, and Cyber Security.
  • Bridge developments in Artificial Intelligence to real applications in collaboration with industry partners.
  • Train a new generation of scientists to address the skills shortage in these areas and increase competitiveness in the UK's high value manufacturing sectors, with the development of dedicated education programmes.

We are able to draw on a variety of machine learning and data science technologies which are facilitated by access to dedicated high-performance computing capability.