Developing the next generation of experts in artificial social intelligence
21 February 2019 Researchers from the University of Glasgow will lead a Centre for Doctoral Training aimed at developing the next generation of experts in artificial social intelligence.
A total of 50 new PhDs will be trained at the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Social Intelligent Artificial Agents (SOCIAL), led by the University of Glasgow’s Professor Alessandro Vinciarelli.
SOCIAL is one of 16 new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) which will share in £200m in new funding announced today (Thursday 21 February). The CDTs, based at 14 UK universities and supported by 300 partners, are aimed at training 1000 new PhDs to improve healthcare, tackle climate change and create new commercial opportunities.
Prof Alessandro Vinciarelli, who led the bid, said ‘We are most grateful to UKRI for recognising the needs of the UK economy to become more competitive via informed use & development of socially intelligent agents, & to trust us to train the next generation of experts."