Top UK universities working on AI
UK universities have played a central role in the global development of artificial intelligence and are helping to attract a lot of money to the country. Research by GOV.UK found that inward investment to the UK's AI sector has increased by 17 percent over the past year - more than the whole of Europe combined.
British universities have gained such a strong reputation for AI research expertise that Dame Wendy Hall, the government's AI skills champion and a professor of computer science at University of Southampton, said the EU had no choice but to collaborate with them. In an aim to further AI skills, UK universities are now offering industry-funded master's courses and work-based placements.
ComputerworldUK looks at some of the top UK universities that have been exploring artificial intelligence through their research and teaching, since the days before it was an industry buzzword.