You'll train to be "specialists with perspectives”, with AI skills as well as a broader understanding of the engineering applications of AI and the ethical, policy and socio-economic consequences of intelligent technologies.
Key themes include:
- transparency and intelligibility of AI
- risk and decision making with AI
- safety and trust in human-machine systems
- policy-making with and for AI
- innovation in data-driven and classical AI
- engineering applications of AI
Working with industry and other partners
'The development of Artificial Intelligence is an extremely exciting growth area and Rolls-Royce view it is as one of the key technologies to enable our digital strategy. It's crucial we understand the accountable, responsible and transparent elements of Artificial Intelligence, in order to ensure we can maximise the vast potential in the Defence and Aerospace sector.' - Gareth Hetheridge, Rolls Royce Senior IT Business Partner
As part of your training, you'll work with a wide range of partners from companies, government and non-governmental organisations, and international universities to co-create research projects by identifying issues that matter to them.
'This is excellent news for the University with whom we have partnered to realise the ART-AI CDT. We see huge implications for the future of industry resulting from developments in AI, all of which are built on the premise of trust. The CDT will build a community who'll have the skills to develop the AI solutions of the future whilst ensuring these systems are ethically sound, and capable of making decisions reliably and without bias.' - Professor Ian Risk, Chief Technology Officer, CFMS
You'll also go on placement and benefit from experiencing different research environments and work on real problems, with operational data and challenging deadlines.
'Like most exciting new developments in science and technology, AI has immense capacity for good -- but raises many unanswered questions about how it will affect people's relationships, their communities and the distribution of power within society. We're delighted to partner with the University of Bath and look forward to working with the partnership and the doctoral students it will recruit.' - Revd Dr Malcolm Brown, Director of Mission and Public Affairs for the Archbishops' Council, Church of England