Academic part of leadership team of £31M AI programme

Swansea University academic on leadership team of £31m programme aimed at ensuring future AI is responsible and trustworthy.

Swansea University is set to play a key role in helping to shape the future of Artificial Intelligence. Professor Matt Jones of the university’s Computational Foundry is a member of the leadership team in an across UK collaboration, funded by the UKRI, aimed at making the UK a global destination and leader in AI that works for the benefit of humanity.

As well as Swansea, the consortium brings together researchers from the universities of Southampton, Nottingham, Cambridge, Kings College London, Queen’s Belfast, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Over the 5-year programme, the team will work with businesses and public sector organisations across UK. It will nurture research that helps understandings of what responsible and trustworthy AI is, how to develop it, and how to build it into existing systems and the impacts it will have on society.

The team will work with policy makers to provide evidence to support effective guidelines, legislation, and regulation. Activities will include large scale research programmes, collaborations between academics and businesses and white papers to set out UK and global approaches.

Professor Jones said: “This is a timely and exciting major investment by UKRI and I’m delighted Swansea will be involved. The Computational Foundry at Swansea was established to champion human values in digital innovation, and we will bring our expertise in people-centred AI and data-driven systems to help drive the programme.”

The Responsible AI UK programme is funded by UKRI: https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/responsible-and-trustworthy-artificial-intelligence/

More details of the programme at: https://www.rai.ac.uk/

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