Australian researchers are bringing the AI revolution closer, with the opening of a new dedicated centre.

The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) has launched a new Centre for Artificial Intelligence (UTS: CAI), to focus on the theoretical foundations and advanced technologies needed to create intelligent machines with greater capacity for perception, learning and reasoning. 

“Establishing this Centre gives us the opportunity to explore beyond core technology and into the impact of our discoveries.  This includes the ethics of artificial intelligence, such as interrogating the way it will impact the future of work; and moral decisions we will need to explore around developments such as driverless vehicles,” said UTS Deputy Vice- Chancellor Research Professor Glenn Wightwick.

The CAI is broken down into five separate labs:

  • Decision Systems and E-Service Intelligence (DESI) - develop theories, methods and software systems to help organisations make better, more informed decisions using Big Data
  • Computational Intelligence and Brain Computer Interface Lab - human performance augmentation and human machine autonomous systems
  • The Magic Lab - Australia’s leading social robotics group, a trans-disciplinary research into disruptive technology
  • Knowledge Infrastructure - computational intelligence that can examine, extract and transport knowledge
  • Data Science and Knowledge Discovery - data mining, machine learning and computer vision to help organisations to solve problems and make smarter decisions.