About the AI Labs
The advances in AI and data science offer countless opportunities to address societal challenges, such as improving healthcare, predicting crime and optimising planning and operations in the field of public transport. By the same token, these developments raise important issues concerning ethics, transparency and privacy. To realise the full potential of AI and contribute to its responsible and reliable application, collaboration is essential.
Utrecht University's AI Labs are organised thematically, i.e. we focus specifically on certain domains or areas where AI can be applied. At the Labs, researchers from various disciplines join forces with experts from public and private organisations, governments and other knowledge institutions. The wide range of expertise represented in the AI Labs allows us to approach complex issues from different perspectives, which ensures that AI applications can be put to actual use in practice. It also means that focusing on a particular domain allows our researchers and students to develop specialist skills and expertise in their respective fields.
With collaborative research and education, we are helping to shape the AI talent of the future.
Through work on challenging practical issues, the AI Labs contribute to a better match between academic education and the needs of professional environments. At the same time, it allows organisations to attract young talent or to encourage their in-house talent to develop further in the field of AI and data science.
Our AI Labs are a central place for organisations from different sectors to come together to share knowledge and best practice. These include collaborations with I-Partnership, NLAIC, ICAI, ROM and U-Tech. Together, we aim to provide concrete solutions that impact positively on society as a whole.
There are a number of ways to collaborate within the AI Labs. Not only do we offer opportunities for PhD research, short-term research projects, placements and master thesis research, but we also offer education for professionals, such as group training and courses.
Want to know more about Utrecht University's AI research? The Data Science & Artificial Intelligence page provides a central starting point for anyone wanting to know more about the research and education initiatives in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.