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Artificial intelligence at Umeå University

At Umeå University, artificial intelligence has been a scientific field since the 1970’s. For the next ten years, our aim is to substantially expand AI research and education across all faculties and subjects.

In order to provide students, partners and society with the knowledge that will be needed in the future, Umeå University is putting a long-term strategic stake on AI research and education.

Together with research environments at other Swedish universities and institutions, and with substantial support from national funding agencies, the goal is to push Sweden into an internationally leading position in artificial intelligence.

Be a member of the UmeAI Network

Umeå University is building an expanding network of researchers, teachers, students and professionals who want to learn, discuss and collaborate around AI-related issues. It is called the UmeAI Network and include seminars, panel discussions, courses and other activities. If you want to be a member of this network, please register in the UmeAI Network sign up form.

Researchers and teachers engaged in AI at Umeå University

The number of researchers and teachers engaged in AI has significantly been growing.
List with researchers and teachers in AI at Umeå University

Projects in AI

See list of projects in artificial intelligence at Umeå University.

AI research
AI research

AI research at Umeå University can be found in a wide range of areas.

AI education
AI education

Umeå University is offering number of AI courses.

AI collaboration
AI collaboration

Collaboration in different forms are important.

AI news

Top-listed AI startups in Sweden based on research at Umeå University
Published: 21 Oct, 2020

Algoryx, Infobaleen, Prediktera and Shimmercat are all among the brightest startups within AI in Sweden.

Graduate school a future of groundbreaking research in AI
Published: 30 Sep, 2020

Six PhD students from Umeå participated in the first meeting of WASP-HS humanities and social sciences.

Researchers on AI for Good
Published: 24 Sep, 2020

Researchers contribite to UN´s sustainable goals.

AI in higher education funded by EU
Published: 15 Sep, 2020

Researchers funded trustworthy AI project in higher education.

Responsible AI grant
Published: 21 Jul, 2020

The research project Responsible Artificial INtelligence (RAIN) is supported with a SEK 1,500,000 grant.

Unique collaboration on IT and artificial intelligence
Published: 25 Jun, 2020

The initiative Digital Impact North is based on strong growth in AI, autonomous systems and software

Virginia Dignum one of 50 top AI ethics influencers
Published: 31 May, 2020

Virginia Dignum on the French digital web agency IPFC list of top 50 AI Ethics influencers.

Licentiate thesis on socially intelligent systems
Published: 27 May, 2020

Timotheus Kampik has defended his Licentiate Thesis.

Umeå researchers receive international award for best paper on software agents
Published: 14 May, 2020

Virginia Dignum and Frank Dignum receive best paper award for AAMAS 2020 Blue Sky track.

New professor in AI and privacy
Published: 08 May, 2020

Vicenç Torra is a new professor at the department of Computing Science.

Umeå University statement on European approach for AI
Published: 05 May, 2020

The EU White Paper on AI shall foster a European ecosystem of excellence and trust in AI.

Developing AI-robots for healthcare
Published: 02 May, 2020

AI robots that talk to humans are developed at Umeå University and the University Hospital of Umeå.

Umeå children in worldwide school project on AI
Published: 27 Apr, 2020

Tegs Centralskola is one of few schools in the world chosen for unique UNICEF AI and children rights project.

The SCDI AI Business Lab funded by a grant from the Kempe Foundation
Published: 23 Apr, 2020

Swedish Center for Digital Innovation and the Kempe Foundation have joined to establish a unique AI Lab

Scientists says Corona-apps can be a risk
Published: 14 Apr, 2020

Researchers warn that Corona-apps that track people's movements and behaviors can pose great risks.

Featured stories

Socially intelligent systems in collaboration with humans
Helena Lindgren's research comprises basic research in AI and applications for increased health.
Published: 22 Apr, 2020
Algorithms that generate algorithms
Paolo Bientinesi was installed as professor for High-Performance Computing in 2019.
Published: 25 Feb, 2020
Real AI is Social AI
In 2019 Frank Dignum was inaugurated Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Umeå University.
Published: 04 Feb, 2020
Artificial intelligence for humans
AI research at Umeå University is partly specialised in ethics and social affairs.
Published: 08 Feb, 2019
Artificial intelligence changes our society
Researchers at Umeå University are gathering to strengthen the university's role in AI.
Published: 21 Nov, 2018