Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are transforming the way we live and work, creating extraordinary opportunities that benefit humankind but also posing significant risks and complex ethical challenges. The University of Oxford is one of the world’s leading centres for AI and machine learning research, addressing problems of global significance from billions of data streams, people and sensors.
We have a broad range of AI and machine learning expertise among our Official Fellows, who are using their research to improve clinical decision-making systems, exploit AI-based medical imaging techniques, analyse large-scale complex systems such as transport and energy, and to observe and model climate change, among other areas.
Students at Reuben College will benefit from this rich and wide-ranging experience, as the College facilitates reading groups, film clubs, workshops and training programmes to engage students in AI theory and practice, as well as build their capacity for applying AI tools and technologies within their own areas of interest.
Examples of such initiatives are:
- An interdisciplinary symposium on “AI: efficiency, accuracy and trust”, which would address some of the ethical and social questions arising from the applications of AI to healthcare, climate research, transport, and other domains of human life.
- A seminar series on “Smart Cities” to bring together researchers, city planners, industry experts and other practitioners in energy, transport, communications and economics who are working to make cities safe, sustainable, efficient with improved quality of life for residents and visitors.
- Interactive workshops on topics such as “Applications of machine learning”, “Navigating the ethical implications of AI” or “Coding for non-coders”.
Our aim is to build a truly cross-disciplinary community of people with expertise in developing AI and machine learning algorithms, as well as those working on a wide range of applications, from finance to healthcare, the environment or robotics, including philosophers working in philosophy of mind.