Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
AIAI Logo

The Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute (AIAI) at the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh is a non-profit technology transfer organisation that promotes the benefits of the application of Artificial Intelligence research to commercial, industrial, and government organisations worldwide.

History[edit]

AIAI was created in July 1983, and received it formal charter from the University of Edinburgh in July 1984. It joined the School of Informatics when this was created from a number of departments and research institutes in 1998. The Director of AIAI is Austin Tate.

Activities[edit]

AIAI specialises in Intelligent and Knowledge-based systems, including:

  • Ontology development and knowledge engineering;
  • Case-based reasoning: a technique for utilising past experiences and existing corporate resources such as databases to guide diagnosis and fault finding;
  • Genetic algorithms: an adaptive search technique with very broad applicability in scheduling, optimization, and model adaptation;
  • Planning and workflow: the modelling, task setting, planning, execution, monitoring and coordination of activities;
  • Data mining: the identification and extraction of useful general patterns from data.

External links[edit]