Artificial Intelligence work at Edinburgh can trace its origins to a small research group established in 1963 by Donald Michie, who had been a member of the code-breaking group that included Alan Turing at Bletchley Park. Over the years there have been a number of different organisational structures and department names for the AI groups.
A history of AI@Edinburgh has been provided by Jim Howe, the Head of the Department of AI at Edinburgh for many years. There is also a time line of Computing and Artificial Intelligence work at Edinburgh in the University of Edinburgh's Edit Magazine.
On 1st December 2019, a number of AI@Edinburgh groups working on research, teaching and innovative applications of AI came under the banner of the "Artificial Intelligence and its Applications Institute" (AIAI) within the School of Informatics.
A number of other departments and schools at the University of Edinburgh as well as other research institutes in the School of Informatics work on a range of topics within the field of Artificial Intelligence.
Over five decades of world-leading research, teaching and innovative applications in AI at Edinburgh