Top 10 Machine Learning and AI Research Labs in Europe Top 10 Machine Learning and AI Research Labs in Europe
While most of the research we’ve heard about over the past year has revolved around vaccines and COVID-19, AI has seen... Top 10 Machine Learning and AI Research Labs in Europe

While most of the research we’ve heard about over the past year has revolved around vaccines and COVID-19, AI has seen some monumental developments as well. Europe is home to many exciting research labs and universities that are pushing the bounds of AI, machine and deep learning, NLP, and more. Here are a few AI research labs and institutions that you should keep on your radar.

University of Oxford

The University of Oxford throughout Europe researches countless industries, all with the goal of improving the human condition. Under their artificial intelligence wing, Oxford focuses on the use of AI in healthcare, the future of work, sustainable development, and more.

IBM Research:

With a strong business orientation, the IBM Research Lab is dedicated to improving outcomes for its clients and discovering possible areas of growth in IoT/Digital Twin, Privacy, and Cloud, among others. IBM AI Research, an affiliated group, also offers a toolkit designed to help identify, and ultimately remove, bias in artificial intelligence. You can access the toolkit here and learn more about its background here.

Technical University of Munich
The Technical University of Munich is an interdisciplinary higher education institution, mostly focusing on engineering, medicine, and applied and natural sciences. When it comes to AI, the Technical University of Munich focuses on the technological side, such as the use of AI in healthcare, AI and self-driving cars, and so on.


PyMC Labs

PyMC Labs created PyMC3, the leading platform for statistical data science. The team launched a consultancy to turn their expertise into your advantage. With decades of experience in Bayesian modeling, they can come up with unique and impactful solutions to some of the most challenging business problems.

The Institute for Ethical AI & Machine Learning

Focused primarily on performing machine learning research, this lab aims to create only the most ethical and responsible machine learning systems. They build their own frameworks, such as the open-source AI-RFX Procurement Framework, which is a set of templates that were put together by domain experts to support industry practitioners looking to procure AI systems.

Walmart Labs

As the technology arm of Walmart, Walmart Labs focuses on artificial intelligence, improved customer experiences, and new technology designed for retail. Their research is broad, focusing on everything ranging from improving their online platform to working on robotics for in-person retail locations.

Bosch Center for AI

As the name may suggest, this institution focuses on AI, specifically in regards to applied AI in its use in improving our quality of life, automation, mobility, and consumer tech. In their research sector, their publications are both technical – focusing on the methods – as well as applied, focusing on the results and applications.

Max Planck Institute for Informatics

The Max Planck Institute for Informatics is a research institute in computer science with a focus on algorithms and their applications in a broad sense. Their research and publications cover nearly everything under the AI umbrella, such as computer vision and machine learning, automation, algorithms, and so on.

Luleå University of Technology

The Luleå University of Technology of Sweden covers countless aspects of modern and emerging technology. In regards to AI, they focus on applied AI, especially how it can improve our daily lives. Some recent unique work discusses how AI can create photo books, improve mining, and investments.

University of Freiburg

As an institution focused on development, innovation, entrepreneurship, startups, and new initiatives, the University of Freiburg is also home to the Machine Learning Lab. A large focus of this lab is AutoML, aiming to “develop new state-of-the-art approaches and open-source tools for topics such as hyperparameter optimization, neural architecture search, and dynamic algorithm configuration.”

Check out this research from AI research labs at ODSC Europe 2021

Aside from developing the future of AI and machine learning, these 10 artificial intelligence research labs in Europe will all be represented at ODSC Europe 2021 this June 8-10. Here are a few talks by speakers who work or research at the above labs:

Machine Learning for Planetary Health: Challenges, Opportunities, and Doing Our Bit: Sara Khalid | Senior Research Associate in Biomedical Data Science and University Research Lecturer | University of Oxford

Machine Learning and Statistics: Don’t Mind the Gap: Thomas Wiecki, PhD | CEO | PyMC Labs

Production Machine Learning Monitoring: Principles, Patterns, and Techniques: Alejandro Saucedo | Chief Scientist | The Institute for Ethical AI & Machine Learning

Rule Induction and Reasoning in Knowledge Graphs: Daria Stepanova, PhD | Research Scientist | Bosch Center for AI

Industrial Artificial Intelligence – From Automated Process to Cognitive Analytics: Diego Galar, PhD | Professor of Condition Monitoring | Luleå University of Technology

Evolution of Efficient and Robust AutoML Systems: Frank Hutter, PhD | Professor Of Computer Science | University of Freiburg

These are only a few of the many research-focused talks and training sessions coming to ODSC Europe 2021 this June. Register here for 20% off all ticket types and hear about the innovation for yourself.



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