Department of Computer Science

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning, the core technology underlying many recent breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence (AI), is one of the strengths of Aalto University, with a long history starting from neural network pioneers Teuvo Kohonen and Erkki Oja.
Aalto university / kuva: Aino Huovio

Today, AI is rapidly changing the society, and our mission is to contribute to the change with key technologies to seize the opportunities. We are in an excellent position to do so with our critical mass of expertise, not only in machine learning but also other key technologies in computational logic, algorithms, data science, and with our effective collaboration network with other fields in Aalto and internationally. The department is a key player in the Finnish Centre for Artificial Intelligence FCAI and in the AI initiatives being launched by the Finnish Government.

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Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI (external link)

Nation-wide competence center for Artificial Intelligence in Finland.


News about AI research at Aalto University

Apulaisprofessori Eeva Vilkkumaa. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Kukka-Maria Rosenlund
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A decision analyst’s perspective on AI: With machines that make data-driven decisions, where do we need people?

Decision analysis is a field that develops analytical models for better decision-making. One interesting question is whether artificial intelligence can replace people as decision makers - and if, then under what circumstances.
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Helsinki Brain & Mind utilises digitalisation and develops AI-based brain imaging analysis

In the coming years, the network in neuroscience research will focus its efforts on the development of digital solutions and innovations. The network’s new project, with a budget of over €880,000, has received substantial EU funding for the term 2021–2023.
Neural networks process language effectively, but not necessarily the same way as humans. Picture: Matti Ahlgren, Aalto University.
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Doctoral thesis: Technology that's better at detecting hate speech may also increase security risks

Advances in language technology don't only facilitate moderation but also censorship, says Tommi Gröndahl, who is defending his dissertation on language technology methods.
Samuel Kaski
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Samuel Kaski receives major international funding for the development of AI methods

Aalto University Professor Samuel Kaski has been awarded the Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellowship to establish a new center of excellence. The funding relates to Kaski’s work at the University of Manchester, but Finnish research on modeling user intent will also benefit.
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