WHO WE ARE
From the creation of Amazon Alexa to the advising of national governments
Our founders work on some of the world's most complex and interesting challenges. Our ground-breaking research has resulted in hundreds of peer-reviewed papers and publications.
David Barber, Founder
The UCL AI CENTRE
We create next-generation AI systems
We create next-generation AI systems that have enhanced capabilities in Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing and Machine Reasoning and Machine Interaction. Our approach to creating efficient, effective and responsible AI is inclusive, taking input from computer science, statistical learning theory, probabilistic modelling, engineering, cognitive neuroscience and the social sciences.
Meet our Founder Scientists
OptimalAI's David Barber and Emine Yilmaz lead over 100 post-PhD scientists at UCL's AI Centre.
The AI Centre's Four Research Groups
The aim of our four research groups is to make next-generation AI systems that have enhanced capabilities
Natural Language Processing Group
The principe goal of this group is to build machines that read and "understand" unstructured textual information, converting it into interpretable structured knowledge to be leveraged by humans and other machines.
Computer Vision Group
Computer vision and image processing aim to extract useful information from images and video. Applications include face recognition, automated analysis of medical images, robotics, visual inspection for production lines and building 3D models of the real world