The University of Oxford is establishing a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) that will combine the university’s strengths in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, Big Data, and environmental sciences. The Intelligent Earth Centre will bridge the gap between environmental science and AI to address global environmental challenges. Professor Philip Stier, Director for The Intelligent Earth Centre, explains that “AI is rapidly transforming environmental sciences allowing to scale existing research to unseen levels and to enter entirely new areas of research. Innovation in this area will be increasingly limited by the access to highly skilled graduates – the graduates of The Intelligent Earth Centre will contribute to fill this gap.”
Building on our research in Machine Learning and Biodiversity, AIMS South Africa is honoured to be a partner to the CDT, and we look forward to research and teaching exchanges with Oxford University. More details about the announcement can be found here.