This Matrix report suggests that the right components are in place to establish an Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence in Northern Ireland.

Working with The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s National Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Matrix commissioned this report on Northern Ireland’s AI capabilities and the case for the establishment of a new AI Centre of Excellence here.

The main aim of this review was to explore the potential for the establishment of a regional centre of excellence (RCE) in AI research that could act as a ‘growth pole’ at the heart of an AI cluster within Northern Ireland – a centre that could draw upon AI research expertise located in Northern Ireland’s two main universities, Ulster University (UU) and Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), and adopt the mantle of a leading-edge player on a UK and world stage, networking with other globally recognised centres of excellence, such as The Alan Turing Institute, and interacting effectively with an industrial community in the region that is ready, able and willing to realise the promise of AI.

Period01 Apr 2019

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