AI – Artificial intelligence

Digitalisation has fundamentally changed people’s lives. In the future, digital technology will be integrated in virtually all sectors of society, such as health, education, finance and transport – a development that will have a radical impact on our everyday lives.

Uppsala University’s ambition is to establish a position of strength in research and education on our digital future. How can we make the most of developments in artificial intelligence, machine learning and algorithms? And how can we forestall the risks? Issues relating to the digitalisation of society involve many perspectives. There are challenges and opportunities in areas including engineering and technology, ethics, law, philosophy and linguistics – as well as the world of work, politics, health and wellbeing.

This ambition includes a five-year strategic action – AI4Research – aimed at strengthening interdisciplinary research and education in AI and machine learning.

Read more about the research project AI4Research

AI can help us to tackle some of the most crucial future challenges

Great synergies can emerge from the meeting between mathematical and medical expertise. In Uppsala, heart researchers and mathematicians are among those meeting to usher the future in at our Swedish hospitals through AI and register-based studies. The mathematicians build systems and algorithms, the medics add questions, data and knowledge about how methods need to be tested before they can be applied. As well as providing support for processing patient record data, the computer systems can identify patterns and, by means of machine learning, learn to solve problems without being explicitly programmed for the purpose. This approach has various medical applications, such as systems for interpreting ECG results and radiation equipment for cancer treatment with automated processing. Examples of developments in technological areas include adaptive cruise control, self-driving cars and robots.

Last modified: 2022-11-07