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UKRI artificial intelligence Centres for Doctoral Training

The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) artificial intelligence (AI) Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) are training a new generation of PhD students. They will develop novel AI methodology and use AI technology in areas such as:

  • improving healthcare
  • tackling climate change
  • creating new commercial opportunities

2023 UKRI AI CDT funding opportunity

UKRI is investing a further £117 million to continue training doctoral researchers in AI across the remit of UKRI. The first cohort will start in the 2024 to 2025 academic year.

The outline application stage will open in late November 2022 and close in mid-February 2023.

Full details on how to apply for funding are available on the UKRI funding finder.

2018 UKRI AI Current UKRI AI CDTs

The £100 million investment in 2018 supported CDTs based at 14 universities and include partnerships with over 300 organisations including:

  • the NHS
  • AstraZeneca
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Google

This investment leveraged an additional £78 million from project partners and £23 million from the universities. Around 1000 students will be trained over 8 years.

Contact details

Email: ai.cdts@ukri.org

Centres

The centres are listed below.

UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in Foundational Artificial Intelligence
Led by Professor David Barber, University College London

UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in AI Enabled Healthcare Systems
Led by Professor Geraint Rees, University College London

UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in Environmental Intelligence: Data Science and AI for Sustainable Futures
Led by Professor Gavin Shaddick, University of Exeter

UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in Natural Language Processing
Led by Professor Mirella Lapata, University of Edinburgh

UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence and Music
Led by Professor Simon Dixon, Queen Mary University of London

UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in Speech and Language Technologies and their Applications
Led by Professor Thomas Hain, University of Sheffield

UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in AI for Healthcare
Led by Dr Aldo Faisal, Imperial College London

UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI
Led by Professor Eamonn O’Neill, University of Bath

UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Advanced Computing
Led by Professor Gert Aarts, Swansea University

UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in Machine Intelligence for Nano- Electronic Devices and Systems
Led by Professor Tim Norman, University of Southampton

UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in Socially Intelligent Artificial Agents
Led by Professor Alessandro Vinciarelli, University of Glasgow

UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical Artificial Intelligence
Led by Professor Ian Simpson, University of Edinburgh

UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in Interactive Artificial Intelligence
Led by Professor Peter Flach, University of Bristol

UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in AI for the Study of Environmental Risks
Led by Dr Emily Shuckburgh, University of Cambridge

UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in Safe and Trusted Artificial Intelligence
Led by Professor Michael Luck, King’s College London

UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence for Medical Diagnosis and Care
Led by Professor David Hogg, University of Leeds

Last updated: 25 November 2022

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