Experiential AI aims to support the creation of artistic works using machine learning algorithms and robotics, and to inspire new concepts and paradigms on ethical and responsible AI. Experiential AI develops research on AI futures, science, art and ethics through collaborations with artists, festivals and the AI community.
Creative Informatics aims to bring the city’s world-class creative industries and tech sector together, utilising innovative data-driven technologies to develop ground-breaking new products, businesses and experiences.
The mission of the Centre for Technomoral Futures is to unify technical and moral modes of future-building expertise in new models of research, education, design and engagement that directly serve the goals of sustainable, just and ethical innovation. Our current portfolio of activities, supported by an initial gift from the global investment firm Baillie Gifford, focuses upon the ethical implications of present and future advances in AI, machine learning and other data-driven technologies.
The Digital Influence and Intelligence Lab (DIIL) uses digital monitoring and experimental approaches to better understand digital influence. DIIL is a cross-disciplinary University of Edinburgh consortium with International Cultural Relations and M&C Saatchi World Services, based in the Edinburgh Futures Institute.
The Centre is a world-class centre of excellence on infrastructure systems. The CFI combines knowledge and expertise within the University’s expertise in engineering, informatics, architecture, social and political studies and business school. The CFI will host a city and regional infrastructure database at the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre that will help researchers and innovators working with city and regional administrators to inform and significantly improve decision-making. With the CFI, Edinburgh and the region can benefit. In this $2.3 trillion annual market worldwide, the potential for spin-out companies and start-ups is massive. Read more about the The Centre for Future Infrastructure (CFI).
New technological advancements and regulations have substantially altered how financial services are delivered. Fintech presents huge opportunities for economic and societal benefit. The University of Edinburgh supports the global fintech community in realising the benefits and understanding of its challenges. Our vocationally minded new Fintech MSc addresses the knowledge gap created by the pace of technological transformation in financial services and markets.
The Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture & Society aims to support data-led research across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. As new technologies enable us to develop novel methods, scale up our questions, and tackle interdisciplinary challenges, research is moving in exciting directions. The Centre will help our community stay at the forefront of developments in data-driven research, and highlight the vital contributions our researchers have to make to contemporary cultural debates and social issues.
The Data-Driven Innovation initiative is part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal, and aims to help organisations and all our citizens benefit from the data revolution.