About UiB AI
Our country, as our entire globe, is undergoing a major transition through digitalization. Artificial intelligence (AI) takes an increasingly vital role in digitalization. Its capability to analyze big data faster and deeper than humanly possible, supports problem analysis and decision making, and gives rise to possibilities that were hard to even imagine a few years ago and will continue to do so in the future.
UiB has strong, internationally recognized groups conducting fundamental research in the core components of AI at four different departments from three different faculties. No other university in Norway has such a comprehensive competence in the fundaments of AI.
Applied AI research is carried out at all faculties, and our strength there is evidenced by the number of centres (SFF, SFI and FKB) that we host or participate in with a focus on AI. We are in close connection with our partners from businesses through our various technology and knowledge clusters involving AI.
UiB was the first university in Norway to offer bachelor programs in AI and in Data Science in Norway, as well as a master program in machine learning, and we have the largest portfolio of AI bachelor and master courses. Our researchers are regularly invited to contribute to doctoral level education in AI via international doctoral schools and conference affiliated tutorials.
UiB AI is established to coordinate, promote and make visible these research, education and innovation initiatives ongoing at UiB, and to facilitate for collaboration both between faculties of UiB and with partners and collaborators outside of UiB.
Steering group of UiB AI:
- Pinar Heggernes (chair)
- Inge Jonassen
- Torger Kielland
- Jill Walker Rettberg
- Marit Bakke
- Marija Slavkovik
- Barbara Wasson
- Tore Burheim, IT-direktør (observatør)
- Mathilde Holm, programdirektør for digitalisering (observatør)
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