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Working with AIAI
Since 2011, the Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute has been located within the Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications (CISA) in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. AIAI and its members continue to make available its resources, educational materials and expertise to government agencies, commercial organisations and other educators. Applied AI work within CISA and beyond continues to be performed by staff, students and collaborators involved with AIAI.

Our commercial clients work with us in three ways:

Application Development

Application development assists a client to produce innovative solutions through:

  • proof-of-concept demonstrators
  • prototypes
  • software solutions
while transferring the AI technology to experienced staff in the client organisation.


Consultancy assists a client to understand how AI methods and techniques have been, and can be, applied by reporting through:

  • advanced technology strategy studies
  • surveys on technologies, methods and tools
  • advanced technology feasibility studies.

AIAI's clients and collaborators have included:

Adobe, AEA Technology, Aldus, Amoco, Arup, BBN Corp, Boeing, Bow Valley, BAE Systems, British Aerospace, British Telecom, Bristol and West Building Society, Building Research Establishment, CISE, Conoco, CRI Denmark, Cycorp, Digital, EADS, Edify, Elf, Enigmatec, European Silicon Structures, ESEC, Exxon, Ford, GEC Marconi, GlobalInfoTek, Hewlett Packard, Hitachi, IBM, ICL Fujitsu, Ilog, Intense Photonics, ISX, Kodak, KPI, Lattice Logic, Lloyd's Register, Lockheed Martin, Logica, MCL Software, Memex Technology, Metier, Motorola, Nationwide, NCR, Nynas, Pilkington, Pindar, Petroleum Science & Technology Institute (PSTI), QinetiQ, Robertson Group, Rolls-Royce & Associates, Royal Bank of Scotland, Schindler Lifts, Seiko, Sharp, Shell, Slam Games, Standard Life, Teknowledge Corp, Texaco, Toshiba Corporation, UBS, Unilever

AIAI has also worked with government agencies including:
UK: CCTA, DERA, DSTL, Fire Service College, GCHQ, Health & Safety Executive, Health & Safety Laboratory, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, RAF,
Regional Authorities: Greater Manchester Country Fire & Rescue Service, London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority, Greater Manchester Country Fire & Rescue Service,
AIAI has had many academic collaborators including:
CMU, Dartmouth College, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, IHMC, Imperial College London, Institute of High Performance Computing Singapore, MIT, National e-Science Centre, Potomac Institute, SRI International, Stanford University, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, USC/ISI, University of Texas
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