University of Southampton Artificial Intelligence Society

At the University of Southampton AI Society we aim to create a common learning space for people with an interest in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Every year, on a two-week basis, we run beginner and advanced workshops for our members, focusing on the most practical uses of Machine Learning. Some of the topics we cover include Deep Learning, Recommendation Systems, Model Deployment and Object Detection with YOLO.

We also organise talks with professionals from the AI industry and with research staff from well-known institutes, as well as hackathons and events.

Members typically study

  • Computing/Technology
  • Electronic/Electrical
  • Maths/Business
  • Science

The facts

We invite experts to speak to our students about their AI research and real-life applications.
We are founding members of SOTON_CODES, a free 12-week programme which allows students to learn the basics of Programming (Python) and Web Development (CSS/HTML/JS).
Throughout the academic year, we host a series of AI beginner and advanced level workshops for our 350+ members.
Founded in 2018, we are one of the fastest-growing societies at the University of Southampton.

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Practical AI in Business

A unique event where three renowned speakers shared their insights about practical AI applications in different industries. We invited IBM to talk about AI in defence, NquiringMinds to talk about cities/transportation and Filament AI to share their insights into various industries through their project work.

Our keynote speakers included:

  • Andy Feltham – VP of Innovation at Filament AI
  • Dr. Nick Allot – CEO and Founder of NquiringMinds
  • Graham White – Certified Technical Specialist and Master Inventor at IBM.

Microsoft AI in Gaming – Technical Workshop

Four-hour workshop on practical application of Azure Cognitive Services ran by University of Southampton AI society together with Microsoft Student Partners. 

"The Ethics of AI" – Talk by Dr. Brian Pickering

The purpose of this talk was to introduce some ethical norms as they relate to different aspects of Artificial Intelligence technologies.

Three different AI-related areas have been covered in brief: autonomous vehicles, smart weaponry and big data analytics.

Committee Members

  • President – Giovanni Arcudi
  • Treasurer – Liberato Cozzolino
  • Secretary – Pawel Knap
  • Vice President (Operations) – Jakub Dylag
  • Vice President (Engagement) – Oluwatosin Ogunribido 
  • Head of Education – Antonio Cardoso Pinto
  • Head of Research – Dimitrios Gkioulis
  • Head of Partnerships – Dipit Mahajan
  • Head of Marketing – William Clark

How to Join

If you would like to join or want to find out more please email us or connect with us on all of our platforms!

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