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Leicester Artificial Intelligence Network (LAIN)

Our new Leicester Artificial Intelligence Network (LAIN) will be launched next week at University of Leicester!

LAIN brings together expertise from diverse fields and as so  is the University of Leicester’s first such platform to promote interdisciplinary collaborations pivoting on AI. The technological applications of AI have spread from autonomous agents and robots to social and economic domains for decision-making, which start to shape the very social fabrics of the human existence. Only diverse perspectives and research methods can fully grasp the technological, economic, political and social gravity of AI for the future of societies.

LAIN was founded by 18 faculty from 10 different departments and 3 different colleges. The initial founding members have expertise in fields of intelligent mobility and technology and work. The network exists to grow and facilitate constructive collaborations. It aims to:

1) bring together researchers across all colleges at the University of Leicester studying different (technical, social, legal, and business-related) aspects of AI

2) lay the ground for developing innovative cross-disciplinary research agendas among interested researchers at Leicester and beyond.


  • 2nd October 2018, 12:30 – 15:30 (fingerfood lunch served)
  • Conference Room, 128 Regent Road (it’s a building), Leicester

Please confirm your attendance and find out more here:

All interested members of the University are welcome to join us to celebrate the launch of the LAIN and to participate in subsequent activities and events. It will start with an introduction of the Network’s scope and vision and an outline of events and activities planned for the coming years.

Research Network co-founders:

Yujie Chen (Media and Communication):

Alistair McEwan (Engineering):

Phoebe Moore (Business) Follow the blog here,

Mohammad Reza Mousavi (Informatics):

Research Network Members:

Mateusz Bocian (Engineering)

William Darler (Business)

Torsten K.R. Geelan (Business.)

John D. Goodwin (Sociology)

Simon Gunn (Urban History)

Jason R.A. Hughes (Sociology)

Athina Karatzogianni (Media and Communication)

Genovefa Kefalidou (Informatics)

Sally Kyd (Law)

Simon Lilley (Business)

Andrew Newton (Criminology)

Henrietta O’Connor (Sociology)

William Toff (Cardiovascular Sciences)

Ivan Tyiukin (Math)

Huiyu Zhou (Informatics)

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