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University set to lead new era of generative AI

A bold new multi-million pound initiative that will push the forefront of generative AI to benefit society and stimulate economic growth has been launched at the University of Edinburgh.

AI initiative gives Gaelic a foothold in the digital age

Linguists and Artificial Intelligence specialists are embarking on an ambitious programme designed to help Scottish Gaelic flourish in the digital age.

AI's moment of truth

AI is creating increasingly convincing, but fake, versions of reality. What does this mean for professions that pursue veracity, such as the law and journalism?

AI finds drugs that could fight ageing

Drugs that could help stave off the effects of ageing and age-related diseases have been discovered using artificial intelligence (AI).

AI algorithms find drugs that could combat ageing

Three drugs that could help stave off the effects of ageing have been discovered using artificial intelligence (AI), a study suggests.

Quantum and AI centre launched with Cisco

The University has established a new software centre of excellence with technology giant Cisco.

Flexible e-skin to spur rise of soft machines that feel

A team of scientists has developed electronic skin that could pave the way for soft, flexible robotic devices to assist with surgical procedures or aid people’s mobility.

AI & Privacy

Smart AI tools could protect social media users’ privacy by tricking algorithms designed to predict their personal opinions, a study suggests.

Looking back to the future of Edinburgh’s AI legacy

Edinburgh is celebrating 60 years of computer science and AI research. Take a closer look at some of the key discoveries, now embedded in everyday life, and the people behind them.

AI in Heart Attack Diagnosis could reduce pressure on emergency departments

An algorithm developed using artificial intelligence could soon be used by doctors to diagnose heart attacks with better speed and accuracy than ever before, according to new research from the University of Edinburgh, funded by charity the British Heart Foundation and the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Research, and published today in Nature Medicine.

AI & Heart Failure

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Artificial intelligence can help diagnose acute heart failure with more accuracy than current blood tests alone, research suggests.

AI start-ups

Entrepreneurs using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help societies and boost the potential of their companies are set to benefit from a University programme.

AI fire helmet

Pioneering technology developed by Edinburgh researchers could help firefighters more quickly map their surroundings, navigate hazardous environments and get people to safety.

Al & UTI's

Scientists are developing artificial intelligence and talking robots to help to detect urinary tract infections in vulnerable people early.

Enabling Advanced Autonomy through Human-AI Collaboration

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Researchers at the School of Informatics of the University of Edinburgh are leading a collaboration with the University of the West of England and the University of Oxford which will lay the foundations for the next generation of AI systems capable of providing new levels of autonomy, understand the ethical and societal implications of increased autonomy, and build a roadmap and UK community to support a future major UK initiative in this area.

With an AI to the future

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Will artificial intelligence provide the answers to everything or spell the downfall of humankind? Professor Michael Rovatsos unravels the hype and asks if we really want to make machines that think just like us.

Philosophy professor secures £690k to lead on new AI research project

Professor Shannon Vallor to be principal investigator on a UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme: Responsibility Grant, funded by ESPRC

Rise and rise of the machines

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The arrival of a cutting-edge AI supercomputer in Edinburgh marks the next stage of the University’s storied history with some of the world’s most powerful systems.

Law firm AI comparison study finds hope of finding the right lawyer

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Legal Utopia, a past member of the University of Edinburgh AI Accelerator programme, collaborated with The Data Lab and The University of Aberdeen to use artificial intelligence technology to make comparing law firms easier for first time users of legal services

Building Scotland’s AI powerhouse - brick by brick

Professor Michael Rovatsos, Director of the Bayes Centre, responds to the Scottish Government's Artificial Intelligence Strategy.

AI & Social Media

Who Twitter users follow and what they like are more accurate predictors of their views than what they write, a study suggests.