Artificial Intelligence @ Umeå University

Umeå University has a long tradition in Artificial Intelligence (AI). It started in the 1970s with Prof. Lars-Erik Janlert focussing on Knowledge Representation. In the early 1980s he formed the Swedish AI Society together with other Swedish researchers. Since these beginnings, AI at UmU has expanded significantly into an ever growing variety of research and education activities across different departments and faculties. Research and education in AI-related topics are conducted in collaboration with research groups in a range of different application domains, as well as with industry and organisations in society. This website captures some of these activities.

Umeå University is one of five Swedish universities that are part of WASP – the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation – and its Autonomous Systems, AI and mathematics for AI subprograms.

Umeå University is also one of seven universities that are part of the governmental initiative AI Competence for Sweden, aimed at raising the knowledge about AI in society and build a national platform for education and research.