We are pleased to publish the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI (ART-AI) 2019-20 Annual Report.
Opening remarks from Eamonn O’Neil, Director of the ART-AI;
“Welcome to the 2019-20 annual review of the University of Bath’s Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent Artificial Intelligence (ART-AI). Our CDT began in April 2019, funded by UKRI with a £6.9 million grant. Our first cohort started in September 2019, and have had a brilliant first year, despite the challenges and difficult circumstances of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. From March 2020, we moved all our events and training online in line with government guidelines and university policy.
The pandemic has meant that we have not held as many events as we had planned, but we look forward to meeting more of our partners in person in the coming academic year.
Our second cohort starting September 2020 is as diverse as our first one, drawing on expertise across disciplines and the world. Diversity is core to our CDT, and is reflected not only by our students and staff but also across our partners, who are a broad range of commercial enterprises as well as public sector bodies.
I’m sure 2020-21 will be as successful and vibrant as our first year, and my thanks go to our staff, partners and visitors who have contributed their time, resources and energy to the CDT over the course of this academic year.”