Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer a vision for the future: it’s already in widespread use. It can be found informing the decision making process in the health sector, the police service, finance, government and industry.

At York our researchers are looking at the legal, ethical and philosophical ramifications of AI-driven decision making, as well as the cutting edge science behind its use in robotic technology.

Assuring Autonomy International Programme

A £12m partnership with the Lloyd’s Register Foundation will boost research, training and standards in the safety of robotics and autonomous systems, with a focus on gaining regulatory approval and public acceptance.

Find out more about the Centre for Assuring Autonomy.

Featured researcher

John McDermid, OBE FREng

Director of the Assuring Autonomy International Programme

Professor McDermid’s research interests include the safety of robotics and autonomous systems. He has worked in a number of domains, particularly in aerospace.

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The EPSRC Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network

York is part of the EPSRC Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS Network), providing academic leadership in RAS and expanding collaboration with industry.

Find out more about the EPSRC UK-RAS Network.


Featured researcher

Ana Cavalcanti

Member of the High Integrity Systems Engineering research group

A Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder, Professor Cavalcanti’s interests are software engineering for safety critical systems, formal methods, real-time, concurrency, object-orientation, tools, semantics and refinement.

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